Practice Management
7 Steps to Supercharge your Advisory Services with Fathom 

Written by: Matt Lowry, Head of Operations (EMEA) at Fathom  How many of you went into your accounting qualifications wanting to file paperwork?  Probably none of you.  Most accountants I have spoken to are passionate about helping small businesses thrive, as they can make a real difference in helping them with their key metrics and […]

Return to work ultimatums: beware the unintended consequences  

Companies across South Africa are rapidly demanding a return to work of all employees, often with very little time provided for the transition. And while there is a case to be made from the company’s point of view of getting all hands physically on deck again after the great office exodus of 2020, leaders should […]

5 new hiring rules planned for businesses in South Africa

Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi published the draft National Labour Migration Policy and Employment Services Amendment Bill in February for public comment, with the new bill intended to regulate the employment of foreign nationals in South Africa, says legal firm Werksmans Attorneys. As part of a raft of new changes, the bill proposes to […]

Job hunting? This is what recruiters are looking for 

We spoke to Angie Le Roux from Kontak Recruitment, about what she looks for when trying to fill positions.   Learn to Love LinkedIn   “Having a good LinkedIn profile definitely helps,” says Le Roux. “I do a lot of my sourcing on LinkedIn.” She isn’t alone. A study published in the South African Journal of Human Resource […]

Run Your Business with Ease: 3 Steps to Cope with Financial Anxiety  

Barry Au, director and audit specialist Wisteria Accountants  Up to one in 20 people suffer from generalised anxiety disorder. Amidst economic uncertainty and inflation, more and more business owners are suffering from financial anxiety.  The pressures to stay afloat and drive businesses forward is high, and that’s causing financial-related stress. To celebrate Stress Awareness Month […]

How SMEs can promote a culture that respects human rights on a grassroots level 

Jeremy Lang, Chief Investment Officer at Business Partners Limited According to the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), there are an estimated 755 265 formal small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa. Collectively, these businesses reportedly employ over 10 million people. Given that the South African SMME sector is a cornerstone of social development, […]

Five tips for building a tech-savvy accounting practice 

By Viresh Harduth, Vice President, Small Business, Sage Africa & Middle East  We have entered the age of the digital accountancy practice. Organisations embracing digitalisation and becoming tech-savvy will gain a valuable competitive edge by improving their productivity, enhancing how they collaborate with their customers, embracing more flexible ways of working and even unlocking new revenue […]

The practicality of running a practice with Mzomuhle Ndlangisa

Mzomuhle Ndlangisa is an accountant, BAP (SA) designation holder and owns an accounting practice. WorthWorld Consulting offers accounting, tax and advisory services in Pretoria and Durban where their offices are based. Accounting Weekly asked Mzomuhle to share his recipe for running a successful practice, below are major contributory factors in the running of a successful […]

4 Practice management tools you need for your practice

A new business is hard to manage, from looking for the best tools to managing your staff and finding the best strategy that will work for your business. Managing all the aspects of your business is important if you want your business to succeed.   Below are 4 important tools you should have when practicing and their benefits:   […]

3 tips for accounting firm client onboarding

Your work doesn’t stop with getting a prospect to say “yes.” The next thing to do is to help them become comfortable with your service as quickly as possible; you need to satisfy them by providing an excellent customer experience. If your lead generation and sales performance are not as effective as you want it […]