Thryv accountants

Nurturing financial excellence for South African businesses
Our vision and mission

Helping companies grow, save money while keeping them safe

Thryv was founded to be a trusted accounting partner and a valuable business partner for businesses to help them grow. The founder, Arnaud Brunel, identified an opportunity in the accounting industry as, despite having accountants, business owners were still involved in many aspects of their company’s accounting.

He designed an offer and processes that take away all the workload and stress from their clients. Thryv does all the follow-ups, filings, and reporting and allows business owners to focus entirely on their business.

Our mission is to create an environment, for business owners, in which their business can ‘thryv’ without any of the accounting and compliance hassles. Thryv also provides analytics and consultancy to help their clients manage their finances for better growth.

With a deep understanding of the local financial landscape and a commitment to excellence, our firm stands ready to provide comprehensive financial services tailored to the unique needs of your business.

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Our Founder


Conrad Botha


Chartered Accountant with more than 7 years of experience


Conrad Botha

Conrad is the co-founder of Thryv Chartered Accountants. With 7 years of experience in accounting and auditing across various industries, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every client engagement.

In addition to being a chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), he also holds BEd degree. His experience provides him with a unique blend of business skills that allow him to provide holistic advice and solutions to his clients. As CA(SA), he is committed to upholding the highest professional standards in his work.

He is passionate about helping individuals and businesses achieve financial success, and he prides himself on providing personalised service and tailored solutions to each of his clients. Whether you need assistance with tax planning, financial statement preparation, audit services, or any other accounting-related matter, Conrad will help you navigate the complexities of financial management.

When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring new places, trying new foods, spending time with his family and friends, and cycling.


Arnaud Brunel

Arnaud is an accomplished professional with more than 15 years of experience in financial institutions. He has built his reputation as a strategic thinker in his leadership roles.

Arnaud’s career includes top tier firms such as Barclays and LCF Securities (part of the IBL Group) where he was involved in management roles and project leadership roles.

In addition to his corporate experience, Arnaud is also an entrepreneur at heart. He has led the growth strategy of a cleaning company in Cape Town, designed their value offering and set up all the operational processes. The company grew from being a small family business to managing several locations in Cape Town and purchasing their vehicles.  

Arnaud also developed his skills in digital marketing and leads a digital marketing firm in Cape Town. 

In 2022, Arnaud joined Conrad to create Thryv and he is responsible for the sales and marketing functions as well as overseeing the organic growth of the company.

Arnaud Brunel

Arnaud Brunel


Entrepreneur | Launched 2 successful companies in Cape Town, South Africa

Chartered accountants in South Africa.

Chartered Accountants (CAs) in South Africa play a vital role in the country’s economic development.

Our CAs are financial professionals who have undergone rigorous training, passed the qualifying examinations, and have gained practical experience to obtain the prestigious CA designation. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the professional body responsible for regulating and guiding CAs in the country.

The role of Thryv’s CAs extends far beyond traditional accounting and auditing services. They are strategic advisors and business partners, contributing significantly to decision-making processes in both the public and private sectors.

Their expertise in financial management, taxation, and compliance is crucial for the growth and sustainability of businesses in South Africa.


The advantages of hiring chartered accountants for South African SMEs

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of South Africa’s economy, driving innovation, job creation, and economic growth.

As SMEs navigate the challenges of a competitive business environment, financial management becomes a critical aspect of their success.

Hiring Chartered Accountants (CAs) offers SMEs a distinct advantage in achieving financial stability and long-term sustainability.

Expert financial guidance

Chartered Accountants are extensively trained professionals with a deep understanding of financial principles and practices. Their expertise goes beyond basic bookkeeping – they possess in-depth knowledge of financial analysis, risk management, and strategic planning.

With CAs on your team, SMEs gain access to expert financial guidance that helps them make informed decisions, minimise risks, and identify growth opportunities.

Compliance and tax efficiency

Navigating the complex world of tax regulations and financial reporting can be daunting for SMEs. Chartered Accountants in South Africa are well-versed in local tax laws and compliance requirements.

They can ensure that SMEs meet their tax obligations efficiently while optimising tax planning to minimise liabilities. Our CAs can handle compliance matters and allows you, business owners, to focus on core operations and growth strategies.

Sound financial management

Financial mismanagement is a significant factor contributing to the failure of many SMEs. Chartered Accountants play a crucial role in establishing robust financial management systems.

From budgeting and cash flow forecasting to monitoring key performance indicators (KPI’s), Thryv’s CAs help SMEs maintain a healthy financial position and make necessary adjustments on time.

Risk assessment and mitigation

Every business faces inherent risks, and SMEs are no exception. Chartered Accountants possess the skills to identify potential risks and evaluate their impact on the business.

By conducting risk assessments, we can help SMEs develop risk mitigation strategies, ensuring the business is well-prepared to handle unexpected challenges.

Financial reporting and analysis

Timely and accurate financial reporting is essential for SMEs to gauge their performance and make informed decisions.

Our chartered Accountants prepare comprehensive financial statements and analyse them to provide valuable insights into the business’s financial health. This information enables SME owners to identify areas for improvement, capitalise on strengths, and address weaknesses.

Access to funding and investment opportunities

When seeking funding or investment opportunities, SMEs with professional financial management are more likely to attract potential investors.

Thryv’s Chartered Accountants can present financial data in a clear and organised manner, increasing the credibility of the business and improving its chances of securing financing.

Business expansion and mergers

As SMEs grow, they may consider expanding their operations or engaging in mergers and acquisitions. Our chartered Accountants are well-equipped to guide SMEs through these complex processes, conducting due diligence, assessing financial viability, and assisting with post-merger integration.


Empowering South African SMEs with chartered accountant expertise

Choosing the right Chartered Accountants is essential for any business seeking financial success and sustainable growth. At our firm, we pride ourselves on our team of skilled and experienced CAs, committed to providing top-notch financial services tailored to the unique needs of each client.

As trusted advisors, we work alongside businesses in South Africa, fostering financial excellence and helping them navigate the complexities of the financial landscape. Whether you require accounting, auditing, taxation, or business advisory services, our team is here to support you every step of the way.

How we can help you

How we help small businesses thrive

At Thryv Accountants, we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients. And their success is a testament to the value we provide.

Our team of professionals are passionate about helping small businesses thrive. And we tailor our accounting services to address their unique needs and goals. By partnering with us, you can expect personal attention, expert guidance, and tangible results.

You will have a team ready and waiting to help you through every step of your business journey. From accurate bookkeeping and financial management to cash flow management and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

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Do you need help with your accounting?

Schedule a meeting with us at your earliest convenience to discover how we can streamline your business with our accounting packages.

Get in touch with our Chartered Accountants today to learn how we can help your business thrive and achieve its full potential in the dynamic and competitive South African market.

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How our chartered accountants can help your business

Our team of CAs can assist your business in developing effective financial plans and strategies. By analysing your financial data, we can provide insights into cash flow management, budgeting, and forecasting, helping you make informed decisions to achieve your goals.
As certified auditors, our CAs ensure the accuracy and reliability of your financial statements. With our expertise in various industries and business sectors, we can identify potential risks and suggest measures to enhance internal controls and governance.
Navigating the complex world of tax regulations can be challenging for businesses. Our CAs can help you stay compliant with tax laws, optimise tax planning, and minimise tax liabilities, allowing you to focus on growing your business.
Our CAs go beyond number-crunching – they are valuable business advisors. Whether you are a startup, a growing enterprise, or an established corporation, our team can provide strategic advice to drive your business forward.
Ethics and corporate governance are critical for building trust with stakeholders. Our CAs uphold the highest ethical standards, ensuring transparency and accountability in all financial matters.
In today’s dynamic business environment, mergers and acquisitions are common strategies for growth. Our CAs can guide you through the entire process, from due diligence to post-merger integration, helping you make well-informed decisions.
What our clients say

Client Reviews

Pete LowesPete Lowes
14:23 27 Feb 24
I agreed to work with someone called Conrad – and as soon as I signed, he ‘left the company’. Very strange, but I persevered, agreeing to pay for their top package for management accounts, payroll and basically all accountancy services. I now found myself with someone called Arnaud. Not for long, as I was swiftly palmed off to someone else.Over the last month, they’ve become really unhelpful, so we asked to leave. They’ve been charging us a registered representative fee for several months when their representative wasn’t registered at all. They’re completely ignoring this point and refusing to refund the months when no one was registered from Thryv on our behalf.They’re now trying to claw more cash from us to get the management accounts for months that we already paid for.Untrustworthy, unreliable and greedy. Don’t do it.
Sumehn SewrajSumehn Sewraj
21:31 18 Aug 23
Had the pleasure of working with the team for 5 months. Extremely professional and knowledgeable in all accounting aspects. 100% recommend!
Arnaud BrunelArnaud Brunel
18:46 18 Jun 23
I recently had the pleasure of engaging Thryv, an outstanding accounting firm based in Cape Town, and I cannot recommend their services enough! From start to finish, my experience with Thryv has been nothing short of exceptional.Their team of dedicated professionals possesses an impressive depth of knowledge and expertise in accounting. They effortlessly handle a wide range of financial matters with utmost precision and attention to detail. Whether it’s tax planning, bookkeeping, or financial statements, Thryv has consistently exceeded my expectations.The moment I reached out to Thryv, I was greeted with warmth and professionalism. The team listened attentively to my needs and tailored their services accordingly, providing personalized solutions that were tailored to my unique circumstances. Their willingness to go the extra mile truly sets them apart.What I appreciate most about Thryv is their unwavering commitment to delivering timely and accurate results. Deadlines are consistently met without compromising the quality of their work. They navigate complex financial regulations and tax laws with ease, ensuring compliance and peace of mind.Moreover, Thryv’s transparency and open communication foster a strong sense of trust. They take the time to explain intricate accounting concepts in a manner that is easily understandable, empowering clients to make informed decisions. It’s refreshing to work with a firm that values client education as much as they do.In addition to their exceptional service, Thryv’s location in Cape Town is an added bonus. Situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, their proximity to local businesses and industries gives them a unique understanding of the regional economic landscape. They are well-equipped to address the accounting needs specific to Cape Town-based businesses.In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Thryv for all your accounting needs. Their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to client satisfaction make them the go-to choice in Cape Town. When it comes to financial matters, Thryv is the firm you can trust to navigate the complexities of the accounting world seamlessly.
Adele LokkerAdele Lokker
13:50 19 May 23
More than 5 stars! Thryv is a breath of fresh air. Their professionalism, expertise, and quick-response is what makes their service stand out. The best accounting firm in Cape Town!
Lee-Anne WebsterLee-Anne Webster
07:44 18 May 23
Excellent service. From the initial meeting to onboaridng everything was explained. Thank you to everyone at Thryv. Professional in every way
Tahn HendricksTahn Hendricks
12:50 13 Mar 23
Friendly, efficient and reliable service – I would give 10 stars if I could!
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