Bolstered by her love of teaching, Digits founder Hanneke Barlow saw a profound need in the entrepreneurial space for new business owners to feel more confident when it comes to their company’s finances.
Read on, and I’ll let you in on a little secret:
I studied accounting at a fancy-schmancy university. But when I started my accounting business, the fancy-schmancy university degree didn’t help me much. Surprised? So was I.
You might be surprised to hear it but, in the three-year accounting and tax curriculum offered at South African universities, budding accountants are never taught about Sars or eFiling.
What!? Yip, you read right. Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Most accounting graduates start their careers at big-time accounting firms. They do this to get practical experience while completing their articles under the auspices of more accomplished chartered accountants. At the time, the remuneration offered to me at one of these big firms was R6000/month.
But unlike most graduates, I simply couldn’t afford it. My monthly student loan repayment alone was R4000, not to mention my basic living expenses. You don't need to excel at Maths to see that things didn’t quite add up.
So I took the leap to start my own humble accounting practice. But without the practical experience so many accountants garner from established corporations, I had to teach myself everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – from scratch.
So, as a new business owner myself, what was a gal to do? Well, I read… A lot. I researched. I Googled. I called on some friends and I took the necessary steps to populate my own set of standard operating procedures for each task necessary to master tax and accounting in South Africa. I figured it out.
Setting up & customising cloud-based accounting software
Personalised income + expenses blueprint
Automated products + services listings
Produce a tip-top invoicing process
Matching payments received + categorising money spent
Accounting for personal transactions
Sole Proprietors vs Companies
A comprehensive guide to accounting & tax
Screen Shots with step by step instructions to manage SARS E-filingIncome Statement Spreadsheet
Depreciation on assets tax deduction calculator
Home office tax deduction calculator
Simple Balance Sheet Spreadsheet
20 September 2019
31 January 2020
WHO WILL BE PRESENTING
Hanneke Barlow, proud owner of Digits (Pty) Ltd, a bespoke practice providing tailored tax and accounting services.
An accountant by trade, Hanneke Barlow also knows what it means to be a creative entrepreneur.
Digits (Pty) Ltd started as a humble freelance service, but has since exploded into a trend-setting service provider that offers tailored tax and accounting services to creative entrepreneurs.
What is included
→ Full day master class
→ Balance Your Own Books booklet
→ Spreadsheets & guides
→ Invitation to Facebook group for continued support
Step-by-step, practical application of accounting and tax principles ready to transform the data for your business to ensure you're making firm, real time decisions to optimise your business and make it thrive.
Each step of each process is visually presented in the form of step by step guides, screen shots and 'how-to' presentations.
While your Balance Your Own Books guide will serve as a comprehensive go-to for everything we discuss on the day, ongoing support is provided with a private invitation to a Facebook Group where you will be reminded of important deadlines, guided through calculations and ensure you're ready to submit your financials!
Hanneke will be around to answer questions during the day and will be answering questions on the private Facebook group after
The class costs R5,500
There is none. I believe you are here to conquer a subject you feel uncomfortable with and believe I have every tool, tip and knowledge to empower you to feel comfortable within this field.
20 September 2019 in Northcliff, Johannesburg at the picturesque Culture Barn.
Yes, this class is aimed at all levels and even the most basic understanding of rands and cents will be managed in the curriculum.
It is at Culture Barn in Northcliff, Johannesburg, exact address is shared upon purchase of your ticket.
No need to bring anything although you are welcome to bring your laptop. If there is any special item which would make you more comfortable on the day, please feel free to bring it along!
GET TO KNOW YOUR HOST
Hanneke is the proud owner and founder of Digits. She is a mama to three little ones, gets to share life and love with hubby, and business partner, Johan and their two fur babies Basil & Chili.
Hanneke has a passion for teaching and she is so excited to make a difference in the financial life of your business.