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Accounting Practice For Sale


This practice is well established with stable monthly billings.  This is an opportunity for you to move to the coast and enjoy lifestyle while owning a practice. The staff members will remain and continuity is ensured for the clients and the buyer. 

The seller is planning to relocate closer to family in another province. You are looking at a 50% down payment with a client / turnover warranty transaction. Don’t delay!


Asking Price 2,400,000
Fees Per Year* 2,070,804
Cost Of Sale* 32,820
Gross Profit* 2,037,984
Expenses* 1,063,224
Profit Per Year* 974,760


Business Overview


1. History Background

Fully describe the business's activities

This practice is made up of normal Accounting & Tax Services. The owner is hands on with the marketing and consulting but the staff members do the bulk of the work. The practice has a solid monthly client base,

How long has the business been established?


How long has the owner had the business?

Seller started it

2. Present Market

How does the business operate on a daily basis

Owner operated.

How are the clients attracted to the business

Word of mouth

What Advertising/Marketing is carried out

Local paper.

Does the business have any contract work

Regular monthly clients

What competition exists

Normal competition for the industry

What are the seasonal trends

There is a bit of more work to complete during tax season. Jan and February with annual year ends is obviously busier. August for provisional tax is also busier. Very busy in beginning of the year

3. Financial

Is the business VAT Registered


Are there up to date management accounts?

Yes, current and available.

What annual financials are available, income statement and or balance sheets?

Yes, 2018

What percentage of the business is cash/credit?

Terms of 30 days

What is the age analysis of the debtor’s book?

30 – 60 days – about R690,000 debtors book, R192,000 of that current.

How could the profitability of the business be improved?

Grow the firm and increase productivity.

Is Seller finance available and for what amount?

Yes, in line with selling accounting practices the seller will accept a 50% cash payment and subject to a proper handover and turnover warranty the balance over 12 months. A structured deal is therefore available to an APPROVED buyer.

4. Staffing

What is the total staff complement?

Six staff members are employed, this excludes the owner. This continuity of staff will also assist with the handover to you and be a condition of a warranty.

Staff Breakdown

Will be discussed with buyers.

Do any receive special perks, bonuses or incentives?


Are they on contract?


How involved is the Owner in running the business

Owner is hands-on

5. Premises

When does the current lease end?

To be discussed

Is there an option of renewal & what period


What is the annual escalation %?

10% historically

What are the trading hours?

Office hours

What is the square meterage of the business?


Is a copy of the lease available?


Do you require a licence?

Yes, professional body, example SAIBA/SAIPA/SAICA

6. Assets

Is a full asset list on file?

Some office furniture

Are any items not included in the sale?


What is their overall condition?


Do any require repairing?


How have they been valued?

Market Value

Which assets are on lease/HP and with whom?


What are their settlement amounts?


Will Seller settle or Buyer to take over?


Are copies of agreements available?


Are they presently insured?


7. S.W.O.T. Analysis


Loyal client base

Consistent Clients

Good recurring Income


Well established


Keeping up with change


Expand services to clients

Growing area

Provide more Value Adds

Raise marketing profile of practice


None Perceived

8. Reason For Sale

What is the reason for the sale?

Owner wants to relocate

9. Conclusion

Why is this a good business to buy?

Client Retention with the remaining staff members, strong monthly income. Flexible time and great location to be at the coast. Well establish firm with stable fees.

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Baie dankie vir jou goeie diens!  Waardeer op reg.- Kevin (2018)

Baie dankie vir jou hulp en moeite, dit was baie vinnig en maklik.- Nicolene (2018)

 It was a pleasure dealing with you Louis! It was good to know that you’ve got both parties interests at heart. Many thanks - Marcia (2017)

Thanks so much for your professional assistance with the sale, we appreciate it. -  Inita (2017)

Thank you for your hard work and input. You did say that it may be much quicker than I expected and you were right !! 
Also at a better price than even you expected, thank you and well done. - Ken (2017)

Baie dankie!! - Riaan (2017)

A thank you from my side for both your professionalism in handling the transaction - Erika (2016)

Forgot to thank you for your efficiency and the ease  of doing business with you - Joanne (2016)

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 Thank You!  When can we set up an appointment to meet and discuss what is required to proceed with the sale? - Roxanne (2016)

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