See full profile: Resevoir Hills, Durban Accountant - Duvall Rungasamy
Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?
Yes my intention was to always be a busy leader in the field of accounting and to obtain the Charted Accountant Designation.
When meeting with clients do they mostly come to your own premises or do you mostly go their theirs?
My clients come to my office, I mostly go to my clients, Business is conducted online for clients that require financial statements
What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?
Email, Phone, Face to Face, WhatsApp
Have you ever done an online video call with a client?
What do you love most about accounting?
Transparency and Key Decision Making involved
Would you recommend accounting as a career for school-leavers, and why?
Yes as the field of accounting opens the doors to many career opportunities in the fields of business & finance
What qualities should South African business people be looking for in their accountant?
What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?
The tough economic environment which affects billing and recovery of costs
What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?
Financial Statement Drafting
Describe your average client:
Small to Medium Sized private company
How far away from your premises is your furthest client?
In a different province as we provide services to all types of entities in SA specifically entities requiring annual financial statements.
From your accounting experience, if you could cite one of the biggest reasons SME's in SA fail, what would it be?
Poor budgeting or cost management in the early stages of the business
What accounting software do you like best?
Caseware & Pastel
What other software, online services or apps do you use?
Do you think the coming wave of automation in the next few years will steal some accounting jobs and why/why not?
Yes, this will definitely impact the accounting background especially in terms of software which assists or provides automation regarding the recording of transactions.
What is your opinion on Bitcoin?
Possibly the currency that will be used in the future
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Listening to music
What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?
Going to Las Vegas
What has your experience been on FindanAccountant?
Good start so far
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