AP Advisory - Services

By: Ap Advisory  11-11-2011
Keywords: Accounting, tax, sars



As a provider of customised solutions, the majority of our service offerings are driven by the specific requirements of clients. Below is a list of some of the services we offer our clients. Contact us for an obligation free meeting to discuss your requirements, and how we can assist you in achieving your goals.


All businesses need accurate financial and business information in order to grow and prosper. The intensive training, business discipline and extensive experience of South African Chartered Accountants handsomely equip them to offer a wide range of invaluable business advisory services over and above the straight accounting, tax and auditing functions.
Chartered Accountants (S.A.) are often characterised, not unfairly, as the general practitioners of the financial world, since they offer the expert knowledge and integrity to provide all organisations, large and small, with high quality advice on all aspects of running a business. The growing sophistication of people owning and running small businesses means that they are acutely aware of the need for the type of expert guidance that only a Chartered Accountant can offer.
Ultimately, the successful small business relies on advice from experts who intimately understand their operations; experts able to offer real business advice, offer accounting expertise, perform the audit function, offer accounting expertise, assist with the budget process, and help manage fixed and variable costs. It is here that the Chartered Accountant can partner with a business to ensure its long-term sustainability.



Advisory services
Auditing
Management accounting
Taxation
Secretarial services
Taking the first step to starting a business


The advisory services that we offer are driven directly by client requirements. As such the attached list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but to offer an indication of the services we provide. Contact us to discuss how we can assist with your specific needs.

Business continuity planning (including disaster recovery planning
Balanced scorecard development
(for performance evaluation of staff members and management)
IFRS implementation
Broad based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) planning and advisory
Internal control planning, evaluation and development
Business process reengineering
Developing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Training on accounting- and auditing-related technical matters
Audit readiness assessments
Corporate governance
Succession planning
Business valuations
Due diligence


We offer a full range of auditing services. An audit adds credibility because the process is an independent opinion given by a trained professional, who is governed by a strict ethical code. An audit adds value by giving more accurate information which leads to better business decision making by managers; better investment decisions by stakeholders; and better policy decisions by government. Auditors are professionals in accessing risk and evaluating control systems and procedures, they advise management on how to design and improve its systems, procedures and internal controls. Improved controls lead to increased business efficiency. Auditors gain a unique and very broad insight into best practices and benchmarks in their clients’ industries. This experience and understanding, combined with objectivity, provide the auditors with an excellent basis for adding value by helping their clients build stronger businesses.


We offer a variety of accounting services, including compiling Annual Financial Statements and Management Financial Statements, monthly processing of accounting transactions, payroll and completion of Statutory returns.But our accounting service goes further than the rest - it is unique in that it has been specifically designed to offer clients more than just management accounts. For each period that accounting work is prepared, you also receive useful management information based on your specific business requirements and positioning, information that will empower you to fully understand your financial position in a useful, simple format. We consider this an integral part of the AP Advisory offering to all accounting clients, irrespective of size.The services include:
Writing up of accounts to trial balance/management account/ GAAP or
IFRS compliant financial statements level
Preparation of full GAAP/IFRS-compliant Annual Financial Statements
Corporate payroll and executive payroll outsourcing
Corporate taxation, value added taxation (VAT), pay as you earn (PAYE),
skills development levy (SDL), unemployment insurance fund (UIF) registration,
calculation and completion of returns
Profitability analysis
In the environment of ever-changing taxation law, we are constantly upgrading our knowledge and reinforcing our contact with income tax authorities.

Tax compliance includes all aspects of documentation completion and liaison with the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

SARS facilitation and negotiation - As the tax administration system becomes more involved and onerous it is efficient to use a specialist that understands the procedures of SARS to interact with SARS and negotiate on your behalf. We offer a service to facilitate routine and non-routine communication with SARS. This would typically include:
Attending to demands from SARS
Assistance with tax audits (income tax, VAT and PAYE)
Negotiations regarding reducing penalties and interest
Raising objections and related appeals
Obtaining SARS' rulings on specific issues
Registration for various taxes (Income tax, VAT and PAYE)
Obtaining tax directives
Obtaining tax clearance certificates


We perform the full company secretarial function and our services include:
Company and close corporate registrations
Appointment of directors and company officers
Change of registered names
Share transactions
Changes to company statutory documentation
All other company statutory amendments
Preparation of documentation for shareholder meetings
Attendance and minute taking at shareholder meetings
Audit review of company secretarial records
Consulting on required procedures for various company secretarial transactions
External confirmations of shareholding and other secretarial records
Lodgment of annual CIPRO returns


How many times have you thought of starting your own business, but didn’t know where to begin? AP Advisory can assist with the formation of a Company or CC, offer advice on how to apply for finance, and prepare a business plan. But what makes us different? Because of our MBA degree, we are able to offer a greater scope of service, one that includes advice on HR, Marketing and IT issues. We are qualified to offer exceptional advice in this area.
Furthermore, Azhar Panchbhai been formally trained to facilitate the training of professionals on both technical and soft-skills, we offer a comprehensive ‘starter pack’ that includes advice and training to start up entities.


In the environment of ever-changing taxation law, we are constantly upgrading our knowledge and reinforcing our contact with income tax authorities.Tax compliance includes all aspects of documentation completion and liaison with the South African Revenue Services (SARS).SARS facilitation and negotiation - As the tax administration system becomes more involved and onerous it is efficient to use a specialist that understands the procedures of SARS to interact with SARS and negotiate on your behalf. We offer a service to facilitate routine and non-routine communication with SARS. This would typically include:Attending to demands from SARS
Assistance with tax audits (income tax, VAT and PAYE)
Negotiations regarding reducing penalties and interest
Raising objections and related appeals
Obtaining SARS' rulings on specific issues
Registration for various taxes (Income tax, VAT and PAYE)
Obtaining tax directives
Obtaining tax clearance certificates

Keywords: Accounting, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants, sars, tax

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