How to ‘Shop’ for the right business finance

Written by Barry Leonard – Funding Hub. MMS Group was granted permission to use this article by the author. SME business finance in South Africa has evolved over the years.  Not only has there been substantial growth in the number of B2B alternative lenders in the South African marketplace, but there has also been growth in the type, and diversity, […]

MMS Group is proud to announce that we recently partnered with the FD Centre

The FD Centre provides Part-time Finance Directors to entrepreneurial businesses, with turnovers ranging from R25 Million to R1.0 Billion, who don’t want, don’t need or can’t afford a full-time Finance Director, however recognise they need this skill-set on an ongoing basis or for particular situations as they arise.  Additionally, they provide an Interim CFO or FM solution to the Corporate […]

How to deal with a Department of Labour Inspection

Prepared by: Marilize Louwies (Director MMS) It is not uncommon for businesses to receive notices from the Department of Labour for an inspection at the business premises. It is also not uncommon for the inspection notice not to reveal what will be inspected and normally there is not much time afforded to prepare for these inspections. What can you expect […]


Dirk Bester Dirk is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and has over 10 years’ experience in accounting, tax, auditing, financial management, system and process implementation and improvement, which he gained while working at companies such as PwC and various subsidiaries of Imperial Holdings Limited. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the starting up, and management of, companies operating in […]


Paul Botha Managing director of MMS Entrepreneurial Services (Pty) Ltd – The Gauteng branch of the accounting division of the MMS Group. 19 years’ experience in the industry and 16 years at the MMS Group. My passion is to connect through real relationships with my clients, to understand the reason why they are passionate about their business and what their […]

Doing business with your head in the cloud and your feet firmly on the ground – part 1

Prepared by: Reinier Duraan (Director MMS Group Cape Town) Many accountants and users of accounting software are still using the same software which they have been using for the last 20 odd years. Although the software is still performing the necessary primary functions and producing the basic reports, which could in some instances be a bit labour intensive to produce, […]

Importance of cash flow projections & cash flow review

Prepared by: Paul Botha (Managing Director at MMS Entrepreneurial Services) During a recent site visit and review of current systems at a potential new client I noted that one of the main deliverables required by the client is the set-up of cash flow projection and the regular review thereof. During my preparation of our proposal to the client the following […]

Welcome to MMS Connect Newsletter -Edition 1

It is with great excitement that I am writing this introduction to the first edition of the MMS Group Accounting quarterly newsletter. We realise that you may say, “What? Another newsletter” or you may just delete it when it arrives in your inbox with all the other newsletters. We also realise that it is going to take allot for you […]

August 2017 Employer Interim Reconciliation Submissions opens on 15 September 2017.

All employers registered at SARS for PAYE should submit their Interim Reconciliation (Bi-Annual Submissions) by 31 October 2017. The period, referred to is from 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017.  Submissions opened on the 15th of September 2017 and close on 31 October 2017. During the Interim Reconciliation submission period, employers are required to submit an Employer Reconciliation Declaration […]

Private companies vs close corporations

On 1 May 2011, the Companies Act 71 of 2008 came into effect, replacing the Companies Act 1973 and amending the Close Corporations Act of 1984. The New Companies Act introduced fundamental changes to South African company law. Regardless, the BIG question remains: Why should I consider converting my close corporation to a private company? Currently there is no legal […]