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Web: http://www.ban.co.za

Email: monique@ban.co.za

Tel: 086 122 6226 // 021 712 8597

Business Accounting Network (BAN)

Biography

When the time comes to pay the piper, you had better know exactly where you stand, finance-wise. For this reason, it is vital to have an experienced accountant looking after your books, and this is where Monique Sharland’s Business Accounting Network (BAN) comes into its own. She says that most small and medium businesses require more than the average one-man accounting practice can provide, but at the same time they cannot afford the fees charged by large audit firms. BAN is a franchise concept which offers companies big firm expertise at small firm rates, says Monique, pointing out that she keeps her rates low by knocking down the overhead structure of the traditional large accounting firms, via the franchise method. The company’s primary focus is to assist businesses in setting up financial reporting systems, in order to produce accurate and complete management accounts. In addition, she adds, BAN offers every kind of financial service, from bookkeeping to income tax and payroll services, through to business and financial plans and independent review engagements. The company also provides monthly complimentary educational business and tax workshops. What our clients particularly appreciate, says Monique, is that the family of franchisees share and exchange ideas and best practices within an active network. This delivers one-stop, big firm expertise to customers, but with the personal touch – BAN stays on top of what its clients need by asking them regularly for input. While BAN has been successful in Cape Town, Monique aims to expand her franchise vision to Johannesburg. To do so, she says she will need effective marketing and specialised recruitment principles, as it is crucial to have the right people on the team