According to Anoop Ninan, Managing Partner of Mazars Gauteng, the move to the new Gauteng premises brings together 26 partners and more than 300 employees and was necessitated as a result of the exponential growth that Mazars has experienced in recent years. “The integrated office has created an atmosphere of increased camaraderie. We now work in a cleverly designed, open-plan environment that has encouraged more interaction between colleagues and is fostering a culture of collaboration. This further ensures a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary approach to tailored client solutions.”
Our Gauteng hub offers a wide range of services, such as audit, accounting, tax management consulting, corporate finance, project finance, ICTA, forensics and BEE consulting, to name just a few, says Ninan. “We will continue to have an office in Pretoria to service our client base in the city.
The new H-shaped office space was designed to keep the tone of similar surrounding structures while also establishing its own identity, standing out boldly with strong lines and shapes. It offers extensive views of the Killarney Golf Course and boasts a rooftop entertainment deck with an unchallenged view of the Johannesburg skyline.
The office includes facilities such as ample parking for staff and visitors, refreshment and catering stations, and shower stations for exercise enthusiasts. The modern design of the building is also energy efficient, reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.
The windows which are made of highly-reflective glass to contribute to the control of emissivity of the building. With two wings separated by an atrium and connected by bridges, the building is designed to allow plenty of sunlight in, but reduce heat – while also showcasing views of the surrounding vegetation. The graphics draw their inspiration from the surrounding trees and this continues into the interior design and colours. This complements the corporate values and brand identity.
Mazars has a long history of professional excellence in South Africa and employs more than 1000 staff nationally. Combined with the skills of 17 000 staff in 77 countries, Mazars’ clients include owner-managed ventures, international corporate organisations, top listed groups, the public sector, and private individuals. Mazars was recently ranked as the number one Reporting Accountant and number three Investment Adviser by deal value in the first quarter of 2016 by South African corporate finance magazine, DealMakers.
“We are very proud of our new premises and I believe this move will energise the business to the next level. We remain agile enough to provide our clients with the personalised, professional service that they have come to expect and we look forward to welcoming them to our new home,” concludes Ninan.
Managing Partner, Gauteng