Who are we?

We’ve taken a new fresh approach to chartered accounting and
financial services, catering for small to medium businesses.

We are your financial business partners.

We do numbers! We believe a solid financial foundation and effective management will give you that birds-eye-view of your business so you can make those game-changing decisions with confidence.

The intimidating space between your company’s executive management level and your general accounting staff is one that SMEs are reluctant to fill with a permanent staff member simply because Chartered Accountants are expensive, and cash flow in the majority of growing companies is always tight. We will bridge that gap!

We are not just accountants or auditors, we are chartered accountants.
Dynamic | Talented | Adaptive | Passionate | We get it done
We are holistic business leaders, revolutionising the accounting industry.
We provide real time support and add real value to all spheres of business.


“I have been the auditor and the audited, the employee and the director!

During my career, I have realised how the need for financial compliance and functioning systems may come across as intimidating and onerous, and the approach to this process is met with much trepidation and resistance.

As CA’s, we have a passion and deep knowledge of financial systems and management... so take a breath and leave it all up us while you get down to business.”

Veronique-Chantelle Mew (Chartered Accountant, Entrepreneurial Advisor, Creative Thinker, Systems and Processes Consultant, International Finances Specialist and owner of THE NUMBERS PEOPLE.)

The expectation for finance to add greater value to the business is growing. Successful business partners are seen as leaders that can in influence the decisions that business makes to maximise shareholder value and return.

 

Alan Flanagan – Consulting Partner at Deloitte

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

WHY CHOOSE A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT?
  • 7 Years to qualify
  • 3 Year BCOM degree
  • 1 Year BCOM honours degree
  • 3 Years articles
  • 2 Board exams
  • 3600 Core hours
  • We can break down complex systems quickly, think logically and add value to businesses in a
    short period of time
  • We approach challenges with different thought processes, and can provide a fresh strategic approach to the future of your business
  • We are passionate about business... not just numbers
CA SKILLS SET
Interpersonal skills

  • Aptitude for figures
  • Endless commitment
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Analytical mind
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to keep it simple
  • Empathy
  • Good listening skills
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Professional competence and due care
  • Confidentiality

Core Skills (not limited to)

  • Business strategy
  • Identify opportunities
  • Risk mitigation
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial data
  • Knowledge about business processes
  • Can simply your internal control structure
  • Budgeting, reporting, forecasting
  • Project management
  • Great planners and all round managers
  • Ability to investigate audit report findings and recommend improvements
  • Assist in financial IT planning and implementation
  • Tax / Foreign exchange consulting
  • Ability to read and interpret applicable Acts
FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER
If you choose to partner with The Numbers People, we will

  • Work closely with relevant business units and management
  • Create real and active partnerships within the company
  • Provide real time support
  • Be your trusted advisor
  • Add value that will assist you in decision making
INTERNAL CONTROLS
Systematic measures such as

  • Reviews
  • Checks and balances
  • Methods and procedures

Why are internal controls / systems important?

  • Safeguard’s assets and resources
  • Deter and detect fraud, errors and theft
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of accounting data
  • Produce reliable and timely financial and management information, and
  • Ensure company-wide adherence to policies and procedures
- Does your business have an established internal control system?
- If yes, is this system functioning efficiently?

  • The Numbers People are well experienced in this arena, and can design and implement a system tailor made for your business. We can also simplify your existing structure, and ensure that your risks of error or fraud are reduced.
BOOKS - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
An accurate and well-functioning bookkeeping system is vital for your business, however without managing this system properly, you will not know how your business is doing, and why.

Financial management is crucial to put your numbers to work and make your business more successful.

Do you have someone in your company who fulfils this function?

  • The Numbers People can provide your company with a full financial management function on a part time basis therefore saving you the need to recruit. We will analyse, simplify and communicate your numbers to you to ensure that you have all the information you need to determine the health of your business, and make key decisions.
'ON-THE-LINE' CONSULTING
As much as we love numbers, we are also passionate about business. We can provide that ongoing ‘real-time’ support that you require. Whether it be a phone call or email, we will ensure that we attend to your needs as soon as possible. We also provide any coaching and mentoring that you or your staff may need.
COMPLIANCE
The Numbers People have an extensive knowledge of the onerous financial and administrative legal requirements that companies need to comply with. We can assist you to ensure all your legal boxes are ticked and that your company complies with all relevant laws and regulations.
TALENT SOURCING
We know how difficult it is to find the perfect candidate for your business. Many hours spent reviewing the mounds of CV’s, interviewing, short listing etc.

  • The Numbers People can do this all for you. Our refreshing approach to interviewing will highlight the most suitable candidates for your company, after taking into account all the necessary elements (company culture, skills, personality), and a short list of candidates will be compiled.
“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” – David Ogilvy

SERVICES

Business Support & Financial Management Services

  • Business Support & Financial Management Services
  • Regular financial consulting & advise for executive management (your ‘go to’ company)
  • Direct support for accounting staff - MR
  • Budgeting and rolling forecasts - MR
  • Internal control design, implementation and monitoring - I&P
  • Review and correction of audit management letter report points - I&P
  • Financial IT software project management - I&P
  • Coaching and mentoring of management and staff - MR
  • I&P Forensic investigations
  • MR Sourcing & recruiting of financial/accounting staff

*Fee: MR (Monthly retainer), I&P (Investigation and proposal)


Month end Assistance

  • General ledger maintenance
  • Monthly reconciliations -Creditors, debtors, inventory, VAT, Bank, and others
  • Maintenance of Fixed Asset Registers and depreciation calculations
  • Clearing of suspense accounts
  • Management reporting and nancial analysis
  • Adjustments / Journal entries
  • VAT / SARS submissions
  • Assistance on inventory management

*Fee based on review and proposal (company size and requirements)


Year end Assistance

  • General ledger review and close out
  • Adjustments and journal entries
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Management of annual stock counts
  • Assistance with annual audits
  • Year-end reporting
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Tax calculations

*Fee based on review and proposal (company size and requirements)


Other Support Services

  • HR / Payroll
  • IT (Financial and administration)
  • Company tax
  • Exchange control
  • Secretarial
  • BBBEE assistance

*Fee per service

 
 
 
 

BILLING

We offer a free upfront assessment of your business, after which we will provide you
with a no obligation proposal of what services we will be able to offer your company.

Our billing comes in different forms, depending on what your requirements are.

• Monthly retainer

• ‘Consult-as-you-go’ rate per hour

• Per minute billing – specifically for phone and email support

• Project based fee

 

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OUR CLIENTS

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PRESS LINKS

Our ethos is contagious! Here are a few links to our latest media coverage.

BUSINESS DAY TV SME SUMMIT 2017

SAICA PROUDLY CA SA

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 2017

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have what it takes to be a part of The Numbers People?

 

We believe in demystifying the misconceived world of chartered accountancy. We work towards building life-long partnerships with our clients. We are not the typical chartered accountants, we are thought leaders, entrepreneurial advisors, creative thinkers, process consultants and financial specialists. We reject the idea of ‘the box’ and think inclusively to involve every department and function within a business.

 

We treat each client’s business as if it was our own.
We get passionate about making it work and believe in holistic thinking. We have abandoned the grey suit and the rigidity that comes with it. Numbers are fun! And our clients need to have fun with us.

 

If you are all these things and perhaps a little more, send us your CV to careers@numberspeople.co.za

 

We want to know what sets you apart from the grey suits. Please include your manifesto and SAICA number.