We offer a range of tailor-made services that are backed by our experience, expertise and sound business judgment. We work to support your future by evaluating your needs and providing you with an innovative financial solution that meets your needs and supports your future. We provide accurate reports that enable you to make informed decisions, comfortable in the knowledge that, at all times, you are compliant.
Our biggest strength, however, is understanding the specific services your business needs at any time in its life cycle. We know that not all businesses require our full menu of services, so we work with you to provide the right service at the right time.
Audit & Assurance
Effective auditing can be a complicated job, but the reason for doing it is simple – it saves you money. Auditing helps evaluate the effectiveness of your company’s internal controls. These controls are vital to achieving your business objectives, obtaining reliable financial reporting, preventing fraud, and minimizing cost of capital. At Octagon, the welfare of your business is our first priority. We adopt all of the latest auditing standards and techniques and implement advanced technological support methods that enable us to be at the forefront of the latest and most sophisticated auditing trends, and compliant with all applicable legislative structures.
Unsure if you need an audit or just and independent review in terms of the new Companies Act requirements? No problem, we’re here to help you make sense of the regulations and aid you in making the best choice for your organisation.
And if you’ve already decided that all you require is an independent review, we’re the people to talk to. We’re able to apply analytical procedures to help you identify areas of risk in your business and can even perform specific risk assessments for you, giving you the comfort that your business is running the way it should and that the results produced by your accountants are accurate and present a fair picture of the performance of your operations.
Tax & Tax Planning
Tax and tax planning are an important part of the successful running of any business. Companies that truly benefit from smart planning are the ones that consider the tax consequences of every transaction they make. It is an ongoing process that can save you a lot of money and hassle in the long-run. At Octagon, we not only attend to all your statutory tax requirements, including provisional tax, income tax returns, trusts, and all SARS-related queries and investigations but we offer insightful and pragmatic tax advice and tax planning. Our dedicated tax department is available to attend to all of our clients’ requirements with skill, speed, and efficiency and in a professional manner.
We can assist your business in the monthly preparation of accounting records, submission of Vat & PAYE returns and payroll services. However, what excites us, is the ability to turn this information into meaningful management reports that assist you, the business owner, in the daily running of your company. We turn numbers into a relevant business tool.
Financial statements tell the story of your business and your future fortunes. They provide vital financial information that investors, creditors and managers can use for future decision-making. But there can be no doubt that it is an onerous and time-consuming task. Our dedicated team at Octagon has the skill to help you with your financial statement preparation, to ensure that the information is accurately and timeously recorded.
Company Secretarial Services
The rules of company ownership and administration are often referred to as a maze of paperwork, regulation and tasks. Who needs that? Whether you are looking to start a new company, change the structure of your existing company, or you wish to obtain advice relating to share issues, share buy backs and governance matters, you can save a lot of time, money and trouble by simply calling us. Our dedicated company secretarial team has the necessary expertise to help your company meet the onerous demands imposed by South African legislation. We take car
Business Advisory Services
Sage advice, powered by experience and insight, lies at the heart of every successful business. Information is the modern currency, and the ability to filter that information into savvy, intuitive advice is what we do best. Our business advisory services harness our combined years of business expertise to provide you, our clients, with the best corporate, business, or management advice. In fact, we encourage our clients to seek any advice that is relevant to their business and we will ensure that they receive only the best current and customised guidance.
There are many reasons for a company to become BBBEE certified, some obvious, some more subtle. For a start, Big Business and government are required to support businesses who are BBBEE certified, if you aren’t certified, you aren’t even on their radar. By getting certified, not only will you reap the benefits, but your customers will as well. In this competitive environment, everyone is looking for an advantage, you don’t want to miss out on a tender or large order just because your certification is not in place.
At Octagon, we can guide you through the numerous benefits and the process of getting your BBBEE verification certificate. We’re able to offer you the advice you need in order to make up those precious points on your rating.