Advisory Services

Our technical knowledge is your business

oursourced accounting


As one of an upcoming consulting firm, we assist a diverse range of clients with a diverse range of needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides accounting services, taxation and management consulting services to Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Our professionals are drawn from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to deliver insightful, innovative solutions – no matter the challenge, no matter the needs.

Our Areas

Accounting and Financial Reporting

Financial accounting is a specific branch of accounting involving a process of recording, summarizing, and reporting the myriad of transactions resulting from business operations over a period of time.

Financial reporting aims to track, analyze and report your business income. This helps you and any investors make informed decisions about how to manage the business. These reports examine resource usage and cash flow to assess the financial health of the business.

Given the significance of financial reports and analysis, we offer outsourced financial reporting solutions. Our comprehensive services ranges from accountancy, taxation, business consulting, financial analysis, and bookkeeping services among others.

We conform to GAAP, GRAP and IFRS for all forms of financial reporting and we are well-versed in accounting principles. With a client-first approach, we create financial reports specifically for you and offer monthly or ad hoc financial reports in accordance with your company’s needs. In addition, we can assist you in getting ready for an external audit and be supportive throughout the audit period.

Independent Reviews

At Intellect Africa Group’s IntelliPoint segment we can perform an independent review on your financial statements. Depending on your business requirements, prior to performing the review we calculate your public interest score and determine if you qualify for an independent review or not.

What are Independent Reviews?

An Independent Review is a limited assurance engagement where the practitioner performs primarily inquiry and analytical procedures to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence as the basis for a conclusion on the financial statements as a whole, expressed in accordance with the requirements of ISRE 2400 (Revised). An Independent Review is performed by a practitioner who was not involved in the preparation of the financial statement. In terms of Regulation 29(4) an Independent Review of a company’s annual financial statements must be carried out:

  • in the case of a company whose public interest score for the particular financial year was at least 100, by a registered auditor, or a member in good standing of a professional body that has been accredited in terms of section 33 of the Auditing Professions Act; or
  • in the case of a company whose public interest score for the particular financial year was less than 100, by:
  • a person contemplated in paragraph (a); or
  • a person who is qualified to be appointed as an accounting officer of a close corporation in terms of section 60 (1), (2) and (4) of the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984).

Independent reviews are not required for owner managed profit companies but can be performed voluntarily if the public interest score is less than 350 and the financial statements are independently compiled, or if the public interest score is less than 100. An independent review can also be performed voluntarily for CC’s but the cost versus benefit needs to be considered.

Technical Accounting

We provide technical advise on:

  • Generally Recognized Accounting Practice (South Africa) (GRAP) Advisory and Compliance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory and Compliance
  • Accounting Opinions
Company secretarial

The Companies Act places strict obligations on companies to submit the required documents according to deadlines. We can provide peace of mind, by taking the hard work off your hands.

Our Company Secretarial services include:

  • Preparation and filing of statutory returns
  • Preparation of minutes and resolutions
  • Company searches
  • Acting as your company’s Accounting Officer

We also offer fast and efficient company formation services in South Africa. We can help you choose a company name with our formation service and can carry out checks on your proposed name at CIPC to ensure availability and suitability of the name.

In addition, we can arrange the opening of a bank account along with the company registration, which can otherwise be a somewhat daunting experience without prior introduction.

Asset Management
  • Verification of assets
  • Identification of assets
  • Componentizing of assets
  • Condition assessment
  • Economic useful life determination
  • Remaining useful life estimation
  • Valuation rates and assets
  • Maintenance & Management Policies
Business Start-ups

Starting up in business can be a daunting prospect, with budding entrepreneurs all too often left to fend for themselves.

We will help you to cut through the red-tape and support you at a crucial time in the life-cycle of your business.

Bring us your business ideas and we’ll help you to evaluate them in a constructive and realistic manner. We can also help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Complete any registration procedures with CIPC and SARS
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements
Business support

We want to help improve your bottom line, not just tell you what it is!

From our extensive experience in dealing with clients across various sectors, we are familiar with different issues that may arise. We can therefore provide advice on a range of financial and business areas.

Areas where we can assist you include:

  • Business start-up planning and advice
  • Raising business finance
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Financial information systems
  • Computer systems advice
  • Cash flow forecasting, analysis and management
  • Efficient billing and cash collection
  • Long term plans for your business and your exit
  • Business health check, including a bespoke profitability review
  • Budget planning, review and variance analysis
  • Free key improvement possibility report

…and much more.

Our culture is simply to serve our clients with a proactive system based on flexibility, quality and integrity, invariably identifying possible issues before they become problems.

Tax Planning

In the face of constantly evolving tax legislation, we can help to ensure that you are paying the right amount of tax, while also taking advantage of the tax schemes and allowances that are available to you and your business.

We can further offer peace of mind that you are complying with your tax liabilities, while freeing up time for you to devote to your business or personal pursuits.

Some of the areas where we can help your business include:

  • Deciding on a tax-efficient structure
  • Making the most of allowances and reliefs
  • Reducing tax on disposals
  • Maximising tax relief on acquisitions
  • Assisting with compliance requirements, including corporation tax self assessment

Let us relieve you of the time consuming process of administering payroll, allowing you to get on with what you do best – running your business.

Our comprehensive payroll service will alleviate you of this responsibility and ensure your business complies with the relevant legislation.

Clients of this service can expect to receive:

  • Customized payslips
  • Administration of taxes
  • Completion of Employee Tax Certificate [IRP5/IT3(a)]
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, and termination payments
  • Administration of pension schemes

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