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See full profile: Knysna Accountant - Eugene Swanepoel


Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?

No, wanted to study engineering, then switched to accounting.


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


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



What do you love most about accounting?

To see a finished set of financials which I have done.


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

Yes, you can be your own boss and there are no limits to what you can achieve.


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

Business experience.


What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?

To keep up with laws even when you are too busy to do so.


What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?



Describe your average client:

Small Pty Ltd


How far away from your premises is your furthest client?



From your accounting experience, if you could cite one of the biggest reasons SMEs in SA fail, what would it be?

Lack of experience.


What accounting software do you like best?



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

Quickbooks, efiling, Easyfile Employer, MS Office


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



What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Cycling, fishing, motorcycling, gym, mechanics.


What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?

To restore a 1967 Camaro


What has your experience been on FindanAccountant?

Great. I like the website. Still need to see how many new clients I will get.

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