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See full profile: Wierda Park, Centurion Accountant - Estrelita Viljoen

Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?

Yes, I love figures and balancing books

When meeting with clients do they mostly come to your own premises or do you mostly go to theirs?

My clients come to my office

What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?

Email, Phone, Face to Face, Skype, WhatsApp, Teams

Have you ever done an online video call with a client?


What do you love most about accounting?

Balancing/Auditing the Balance Sheet

Would you recommend accounting as a career for school-leavers, and why?

Definitely, every company needs an Accountant/Bookkeeper of Financial person

What qualities should South African business people be looking for in their accountant?

Definitely honesty and hard worker

What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?

Changes in the Technology

What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?

Bank accounts/Payroll

Describe your average client:

Mostly it's small companies not needing auditors

How far away from your premises is your furthest client?

I'm in Centurion - Pretoria East

What accounting software do you like best?

Sage Pastel

What other software, online services or apps do you use?

Pastel, Draftworx

Do you think the coming wave of automation in the next few years will steal some accounting jobs and why/why not?

I definitely think so yes, but we need to keep ahead of Technology

What is your opinion on Bitcoin?

Don't know too much of this.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Running, swimming, playing with my kids

What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?

To experience Kenya

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