FERNDALE ACCOUNTANT

LAURIE DRAKE
 Laurie  Drake
MEMBER SINCE 2012
Firm Phezulu VBO
Suburb Ferndale
Address 343 Kent Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194
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GPS -26.089086, 28.001526
Languages English (in order of proficiency)
Email
Tel 010 003 8558
Fax 0866186507
Website www.phezulu.net
Qualifications

B.Com (Accounting)

CA(SA)

Professional Memberships

SAICA

SAIT

SERVICES
Financial Statements
Tax Returns
Monthly Accounts
Bookkeeping
Auditing
Business Planning
Co Registration
Tax Planning
Payroll
Independent Review
Software support

FOCUS

Phezulu VBO specialises in assisting growing small business and SME start ups. We help new business owners get on their feet quickly, efficiently and cheaply.

OTHER SERVICES

Business Advisory, Company Registrations, Company Secretarial Services, Trust Registrations, Company Valuations and Mentoring

EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

We have extensive experience in all industries and can provide expertise and advice accross the board. Our fully online practice sets us apart from other practitioners in this field.

EXPERIENCE

Laurie served articles with Howard Pim & Hardy (now part of Deliotte) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982. He relocated to the Namibian office of the firm for 2 years and on his return to Johannesburg was promoted to audit manager responsible for a number of listed company audits as well as computer audits, staff training and recruitment. Laurie became the National Training Officer before leaving to go into commerce.

Laurie occupied several management positions with the Fedics Group (now Tsebo Outsourcing) before joining Avis Southern Africa as Group Financial Director. After the listing of Avis on the JSE in 1997, Laurie became involved in setting up the Tourism Division of the Group, and was responsible mainly for the Group’s activities in Namibia.

Since leaving the corporate world in 2000 Laurie has worked with several small companies, Davis Langdon (quantity surveyors) and Abalaing Valuers (becoming MD), before becoming an equity partner in Phezulu VBO.

ABOUT FIRM

Phezulu VBO offers an all inclusive business service which includes Business Mentoring, Company Registratons, Planning and Marketing, Monthly Bookkeeping and Year End Financials, Tax Planning and Administration.

A single fixed fee based on annual turnover, provides the full gamu of services needed to manage a small business at an affordable price.

From conception to success, Phezulu's objective is to be the "unseen hand" that guides entrepreneurs to get the best out of their respective businesses.

BUSINESS PRACTICES
Average Hourly Fees R180 - R300
Please note that this is an indicative rate and may vary according to task. Please request a quote for exact amounts.
Software Supported Sage One, Pastel, QuickBooks, Webaccounting, Draftworx, Paymaster Payroll
Number of staff 3 - 5
LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS

Phezulu VBO currently has five franchisees in Gauteng, one in KZN (Ballito) one in Cape Town (Woodstock), and one in White River (Mpumalanga) to service the needs of entrepreneurs.

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