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See full profile: Irene Accountant - Zandile Mohale

Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?


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

I mostly go to my clients, Also meet at restaurants

What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?

Phone, Face to Face, WhatsApp

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


What do you love most about accounting?

Giving clients an understanding of their financial position and relieve not to deal with tax matters so that they focus on what is important to them

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

Yes, because it has employment and business opportunities in all sectors.

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

Integrity and passion

What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?

Getting clients

What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?

Bookkeeping, Tax, registrations, audit & independent reviews

Describe your average client:

Passion for what they do and understanding the value of an accountant

How far away from your premises is your furthest client?


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

Financial management and lack of marketing

What accounting software do you like best?


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

Excel, instant accounting BUT any other accounting software is easy to adjust to.

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

Yes, it will but one good thing from it is that it will increase efficiency and productivity. If we look into the automation and see what opportunities it can have, we will not be hard hit that much.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Family time

What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?

Family time

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