About Enslins Bethlehem

Mission Statement

  • Our mission is to help our clients, big or small, accomplish their goals by providing the highest quality audit, tax, accounting and related professional services.
  • We understand that responsiveness and personal attention to every client are critical to our shared success.
  • We continually strive to provide exceptional, industry specific service while promoting an innovative and dynamic work environment that is rewarding, both professionally and personally.

Background

Enslins in Bethlehem is a firm of Chartered Accountants (SA) and Registered Auditors providing quality and client centred audit and assurance, taxation, accounting and consulting services to the corporate, private and government sector in South Africa.

 

Enslins comprises of nine (9) independently owned firms situated in the Northern Cape, Free State, North West, Gauteng and Western Cape provinces. For more information on the other provincial firms, please refer to the main page of our website and click the applicable office.

 

Enslins Bethlehem was established in 1929 and prides itself on the quality of services provided over the years and the building of a recognised name in the Chartered Accountancy profession.

 

We believe in personal interaction with our clients, through which we establish strong, lasting relationships based on service delivery, exceptional quality and a reputation for adding continuous value.

 

The key pillars in our firm are integrity, quality, accountability, commitment and teamwork which continuously motivates and drives us to be exceptional leaders in our profession and to promote a culture of being knowledgeable in the various sectors in which we provide services.

 

 

Our promise to our clients

 

Enslins Bethlehem will not only meet the expectation of our clients, but will exceed them by:

  • Value adding support;
  • Prompt, timeous and clear communication;
  • Access to expertise and other resources;
  • Quality assurance on work performed;
  • Ethical and good business principles; and
  • Cost effective and value for money services.

 

 

 

Directors

Cobus Steyn, CA(SA)/RA

Cobus was born in Bloemfontein in 1985 and matriculated in 2003 from Jim Fouché High School in Bloemfontein.  He attended the University of South Africa. Cobus joined Enslins Bethlehem in 2006, where he completed his articles and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 2010. He had been in public practice since 2011 and was appointed as a director of Enslins Bethlehem in 2011.

 

Cobus' Core Services:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • Accounting and Business Advisory
  • Internal Audit, Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • B-BBEE Services

 

Eben Bakker, CA(SA)/RA

Eben was born in Ladysmith in 1974 and matriculated in 1992 from Ladysmith High School. He attended the University of South Africa. Eben completed his articles at Reay Lee & Vernon Lee in Ladysmith and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 2004. He was employed as a financial- and administrative manager at a medium size textile manufacturer from 1999 to 2005.  In 2006 Eben obtained his M.Com.SA in International Tax at the North West University.

 

Eben had been in public practice since 2007 and was appointed as a director of Enslins Bethlehem in 2007.

 

Eben is involved in management and supervision of audits and interpretation and application of the reporting framework and standards in the South African context.

 

Eben's Core Services:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • B-BBEE Services
  • Internal Audit, Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Group structures
  • IFRS Compliance

 

Pieter Morrison, CA(SA)/RA

Pieter was born in Welkom in 1960, Matriculated in 1979 from Dan Pienaar High School (Sentraal High School) and attended the University of the Free State. Pieter completed his articles at Warner Newton in Bloemfontein and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1985. He was appointed as a director of Enslins Bethlehem in 1989 and had been in public practice since 1990.

 

Pieter has comprehensive experience in the audit- and tax affairs of co-operatives and agricultural enterprises as a result of his involvement as tax advisor for various clients. Pieter completed the Tax Law program at UNISA in 1987. During the time that he was employed at SARS, he excelled in his field and was promoted to the level of deputy director within four years.

 

Pieter's Core Services:

  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • Accounting and Business Advisory
  • Estate Planning, Executors and Curators

 

Willie Kruger, CA(SA)/RA

Willie was born in Bethlehem in 1967 and matriculated from Bethlehem Voortrekker High School in 1985. He attended the University of the Free State. Willie completed his articles at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Bethlehem (currently Enslins Bethlehem) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He has been in public practice since 1995 and was appointed as a director of Enslins Bethlehem in 1995.

 

Willie obtained comprehensive experience and knowledge in the assessment of computer control measures. He completed the Visual Basic.Net programming course through UNISA in 2007.

 

Willie's Core Services:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • Accounting and Business Advisory
  • Estate Planning, Executors and Curators
  • IT consulting & Assurance

 

Staff Compliment

Our staff consists of about 66 people (including our SAICA trainees that fall under Enslins Public Audit and Consulting Inc).

  • Our staff ranges from Senior Managers, Assistant Managers, Accountants,Trainee Accountants and a number of administrative staff members.
  • We have 70% female employees.
  • We also assist staff with medical aid and other fringe benefits to provide for their good health & well being. Please refer to our career page for more details.

Work Statement

Our Capacity

 

We define capacity as follows:

 

“The availability of resources and the efficiency and effectiveness with which to deploy those resources to identify and pursue goals on a sustainable basis.”

 

This definition relies on three subsidiary definitions:

 

Availability of resources: “Human, Financial and Technical – is necessary but not exclusive condition for achieving development goals.”

 

Effectiveness and efficiency: “with which resources are acquired and used depend on specific configuration of socio - political, policy – related and organisational factors that conditions the behaviour of political and economic role players.”

 

Social and Economic Development: “is sustainable when results and performance are locally owned and can be replicated and improved by local role players.”

 

Over the years we developed a Capacity Development Framework that focuses on what we believe are the key elements toward achieving maximum levels of capacity throughout the firm.

 

 

The elements are as follows:

  • Effective and appropriate budget development, implementation and monitoring;
  • Design and monitoring of an effective debt collection system;
  • Implementing and maintaining a culture of high ethical standards;
  • Appointment of staff with their roots in the Free State Province;
  • Appointment of staff with the relevant professional qualifications;
  • Ongoing training and development of staff;
  • Recruitment of matriculants and providing them with study assistance;
  • An effective performance managing system that is fair;
  • Setting realistic and achievable targets for all staff;
  • Paying market related remuneration packages to staff;
  • Investment in the latest technology;
  • Developing and clear communication of organisational strategic goals.

 

 

 Our environment

 

Part of belonging to the ever-changing profession of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors we undergo and provide regular training to ensure that we are up to date with any changes in the profession.

 

We are also being assessed on a regular basis by our regulators to ensure that the services we provide to the public are of the highest standard and comply with the quality standards of our profession.

 

We as Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors work in a skilled environment and it is crucial that we focus and deliver the best professional and technical skills to our clients.

 

Professional and Technical skills maintained by our firm are as follows:

 

 

Professional Skills:

 

Interpersonal and Communication Skills                                                       

  • Work with others /manage conflicts;
  • Address diversity issues;
  • Negotiation of acceptable solutions;
  • Teamwork;
  • Presentation of views; and
  • Listen and read effectively.

 

Intellectual Skills

  • Obtain, locate, organize and understand information;
  • Critical analysis and reasoning; and
  • Identify and solve unstructured problems.

 

Personal Skills

  • Self-Management;
  • Initiative, Influence and self-learning;
  • Prioritizing (within deadlines); and
  • Adaptability.

 

Organisational and Management Skills

  • Planning , project management & people management;
  • Delegation;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Leadership; and
  • Broad business outlook/political awareness/global perspective.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Reporting in an simple, clear and relevant manner;
  • Identification of business and financial risks in a control environment;
  • Assessing the likelihood and impact of risk in the organisation;
  • Identification of weaknesses in a control environment;
  • Critical assessment of policies and procedures with value adding recommendations;
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of internal control crucial to specific business requirements;
  • Evaluation and interpretation of financial results;
  • Evaluation and interpretation of laws and regulations affecting an entitiy's business operations;
  • Evaluation and interpretation of Financial Reporting Standards and other related requirements;
  • Thorough and practical understanding of International and Internal Auditing Standards.

Other Statistics

Number of employees/former trainees obtaining CA qualification since 2003 - FIFTEEN (15).

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