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Ishmut Accounting Services (Pty) Ltd

South Africa

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

We are an accounting firm with accountants and bookkeepers that have vast knowledge in provision of accounting, payroll and tax services to individuals, small, medium and large firms. The firm is dedicated in meeting the needs of all its clients whilst following the GAAP. As a firm we provide the services required on or off (Cloud accounting) your premises at affordable rates with your software or ours. Our accountants and bookkeepers have vast knowledge in Quick Books, Quickbooks online, Xero, Sage One, Pastel, Oracle NetSuite, Omni Accounts, Arch Retail Software, Simple Pay, Sage Payroll, Payspace etc We provide our services all over South Africa due to cloud software and thus not having distance as a barrier. We are registered tax practitioners providing tax advise to all businesses in all business sectors. We are here to help you solve your SARS audits, reviews and ensuring that all your tax requirements are met with SARS as required. Our team is dedicated, committed and goal driven ensuring a great service is provided to all customers

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What kind of accounting services do you provide?

1. Accounting & Bookkeeping - Bookkeeping to balance sheet (Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Quarterly, Annually), Preparation of Annual Financial Statements, Management Accounts, budgets, Cash flow projections. Managing of your Fixed Asset Register, creditors, debtors, etc

2. Payroll - Preparation of salaries and wages. Preparation of payslips, Proof Of Income and employment contracts etc

3. Taxation - Preparation and submission of VAT returns (VAT 201), Personal tax return (ITR12), Company tax return( IT14), Provisional tax return, Payroll returns (EMP201), Payroll reconciliations (EMP501), Employee tax return (IRP5), Labour returns (UIF), Workmen’s compensation returns (ROE), Company annual return (CIPRO), Statistics SA Survey, B-BBEE Certificate/Affidavit (Turnover under R10 Million) etc

4. Registrations - Income Tax, VAT, PAYE, UIF, E-Filing, Workmen's compensation, NCR, Company registrations, Amending of company director details, Amending of CC member details, Name reservations and name changes, Administration and submission of annual CIPC returns, Pty & CC address changes (change of registered office address details), etc

5. SARS Compliance - Tax Clearance Certificate, Audits, Reviewing of income tax/VAT assessments for SARS,
submission of outstanding tax returns, Submitting of Notice of Objections to SARS,handling SARS Disputes and Directives

6. Loan application requirements docs - Preparation of Management Accounts, Cash flow projections, Business plans, Personal statement of assets and liabilities, etc

Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?

Having an accountant eliminates problems, stress and uncertainty of owning a business and the accountant will ensure that:
1. When you start a business you start on the right foot.
2. You meet deadlines every time
3. You get a year-end reporting
4. You stay informed
5. You avoid costly mistakes

What do you love most about your job?

It gives us great joy to be accountable for one's business and leaving the owners of the business with ample time to make money. With the fact of our expertise and experience, we always to do things fast, efficiently and effectively.

What inspired you to start your own business?

As individuals and companies, one is always needed to account for the activities. Most people always try to do their own accounting, but it always comes to a point in time when professional accounting is required to help you in meeting your full potential both as a company or individual and ensuring that you stay tax compliant all the time.

Why should our clients choose you?

We provide great accounting, payroll and tax services to both individuals and companies ranging from small to large companies. We have experience in different industry sectors and understand what is required of them.

Our accounting and payroll is done mostly on cloud accounting and making sure that the client has access to his live financial information.

We have affordable fees that come with favourable payment terms. Our services are charged per task and not per hour.

Most importantly we understand that clients are different thus the need to ensure that we provide customised service to all our clients and leaving them all satisfied.

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Your expert Accountant will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best financial services for your company. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find an accountant today.

The title 'Chartered Accountant' and the letters ACA or FCA, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation as well as committing to continuing professional development.

As opposed to specialising in tax returns, a Chartered Accountant instead will focus on providing accurate records of all financial transactions for an individual or business. Consequently, this type of accountant is more likely to be found employed in a more commercial capacity.

Hiring the right Accountant for your business may take a bit of time. Who you choose to look after your accounts is vital, especially if you have plans to expand as you will need to look for someone who will get more involved in the financial side of things the bigger your company gets.

  • Research - Start with the company’s website and look at the accounting services they offer with an eye on what you might need in the future. If you choose an accountancy firm that doesn’t have the expertise to help you as your business expands, you will end up needing to finding another accountant.

  • Create a shortlist - Create a shortlist of three or four firms you
    think are a good fit and arrange face-to-face meetings with all of
    them. In addition to the fees, you need to find out about the
    services they provide, as well as their customer services.

  • Fees - Some Accountants charge by the hour while others operate on a fixed-fee basis. You need to be clear before selecting an Accountant for your business on how their fees are calculated.

  • Qualifications - It is important to ask questions about the
    qualifications and experience of the people who would be dealing with your accounts. You need to know that you could work with them, trust that they are on your side and are continually looking for ways of
    adding financial value to your company.

  • Accounting software - You will want to check that any systems you use are familiar to the accounting firm. Your current method of financial reporting may not be the most effective one for your business and they may recommend systems that can do it better.

  • Financial jargon - If you are not an expert on finance, your Accountant needs to understand this and be able to communicate with you in a clear and concise manner.

You can be confident that any of the Accountants listed on Bark will be a safe pair of hands for your finances.

Before you choose an Accountant, you could ask to see examples of their work, read testimonials and ask to see references of past work they have done.

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification is the minimum level of qualification required for most kinds of accountancy. To become a chartered accountant, you need to obtain higher level qualifications such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA, which will allow you to become a chartered accountant.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and view reviews from past customers as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the types of services you need.

Accountants offer a range of different services. These include:

  • Accounting - All accountancy firms produce financial records, track your revenues and expenses and provide consulting on your business's overall financial health.

  • Auditing - Many businesses require a periodic audit of their finances which may be a requirement of your investors or written into the bylaws of your incorporation.

  • Tax Filing and Planning - Many accounting firms can ensure your financial reporting practices are compliant with current regulations, determine your company's tax liability and make sure you meet filing requirements and deadlines.

  • Management Consulting - Many accounting firms offer business advisory services to help you with your business plan, evaluate your current operations, identify new opportunities, alert you to changes in the business or regulatory environment and offer practical advice to help your business be more efficient and successful.

  • Speciality Services - Some offer services such as business valuation which helps determine what your business is worth should you be considering a merger, acquisition or sale. Some firms can offer fraud and forensic accounting services.



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