Make yourself an expert

How to pull knowledge from the smartest people around you ‘I don’t know what we’d do without him!’ That’s what an executive in a Fortune 100 company recently told us about a brilliant project leader. We’ve heard the same sentiment expressed about many highly skilled specialists during the hundred-plus interviews we’ve conducted as part of…

20 Investment tips for 2020

With the start of a new year and a new decade in full swing, Marriott Asset Management provides 20 investment tips for 2020. by Preston Narainsamy, Preston is an Investment Professional at Marriott Establish your financial goals. This will enable you to put together an effective investment plan with an appropriate long term allocation to…

Board independence: King IV recommends a balanced approach

South African boards should be looking carefully at King IV’s guidance on board composition and director independence rather than simply trying to impose a one-size-fits-all rule, says Richard Foster CD(SA), a governance advisor, professional non-executive director and Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) facilitator. An overemphasis on independence can actually rob boards of institutional…

Switching to cloud-native document automation saves costs and improves cash flow

By Chris de Zeeuw, founding partner and Managing Director of Capisol Software Approximately 25-30% of accountants’ time is taken up searching for documents. As a result, many companies are spending unnecessary time searching for invoicing information and documents, correcting errors, or ensuring document compliance when all of these processes can be safely automated. Finance and…

Networking Key to Business Success

Accounting professionals can go from surviving to thriving with the right network By: Jason Blumer The small and medium-sized business sector is the lifeblood of every economy. Whether you are in the US, UK, Australia or South Africa, you will hear about the importance of nurturing small businesses. One of the most rewarding elements of…

New Mini John Cooper Works

In both models, the extraordinarily powerful engine is combined as standard with a new eight-speed Steptronic sports transmission, including mechanical differential lock on the front axle, an ALL4 All- Wheel Drive System, a specifically engineered chassis, and additional reinforcement modifications for the body structure, engine connection and chassis fastenings. This enables the John Cooper Works…