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?
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?
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?
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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