A busy municipality which values its ability to provide accurate, professional and reliable annual financial statements need look no further than CQS CaseWare for support. The Vhembe District Municipality relies on CaseWare to help it to produce sound documents in no time, says chief financial officer Linda Ramatlhape.
“Before CaseWare, we used spreadsheets. That took a lot of time and accuracy was never assured,” she notes.
And, with an edition specifically designed for municipalise, compliance with all applicable financial legislation is assured, as CaseWare is constantly updated to keep pace with changing rules, including GRAP and IFRS.
With CaseWare, Ramatlhape notes that when passing journals, it is possible to to correct, chop and change. “It’s very flexible; you can hyperlink, copy, and it interfaces with other accounting packages. And when you do your financials, it alerts you when you are out of balance and literally gives a green light when you are in balance,” she enthuses.
Aside from helping the finance department to produce professional statements, Ramatlhape says it is very user-friendly, too. “We love it. I would definitely recommend it to all municipal CFOs, because if they aren’t using it, they are missing out on good software which will help to achieve a clean audit – something we are definitely going to get this year.”
“Before CaseWare, we used spreadsheets. That took a lot of time and accuracy was never assured”