16 Sep OUR JOURNEY
I t’s not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who have unrivalled success stories – building empires which started out of garages or turning an old business into something new and impressionable.
We all love an inspirational success story that started from the ground up, and such is true with the humble beginnings of Morar Incorporated. Roshan Morar’s journey began 25 years ago when he decided to start his own company – Morar Incorporated Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors. His first move was to establish a single practice in his hometown of Pietermaritzburg, with the dream of perhaps later opening a satellite office in Durban.
His bold step in the right direction has led to the building of strategic partnerships, adopting innovative technologies and improving processes to worldclass standards. All of which have transformed Morar Incorporated from one office to a national firm with ten branches, nine directors and to become the first firm in South Africa to be affiliated with Allinial Global which is an international network of Accounting and Consulting firms that is ranked second in the world.
Roshan revealed that at the time of founding the business, it was considered a risk to open an office. This risk was in light of the number of established accountancy firms already operating in the city and the natural reluctance among business owners to switch their regular accountants, who performed a critical service to their companies. Yet, he admits his venture has paid dividends exceeding his initial expectations!
Morar Incorporated’s focus has always been to concentrate on small – and medium-sized family-owned enterprises. The chosen approach that Morar Incorporated embraced was that no client was too small, it’s about embracing the little people and doing the little things.
And because of this, today, these businesses remain an important focus of the company’s auditing and tax services work. With the arrival of democracy in 1994, opportune moments arose for Morar Incorporated to provide services to all three spheres of government and the office of the Auditor-General.
The company’s guiding philosophy has always been based on maximising clients’ productivity and customer experience challenges, not just delivering a service. Roshan credits the company success to the relentless dedication of his staff, who have remained focused on the fulfilment of their clients’ needs as a top priority.
He also acknowledges the discipline of the leadership team — whose strong vision has paved the way for growth and success. BUT above all else, his gratitude towards his loyal clients, for trusting the company as their financial business solution partner of choice goes unparalleled. “Without their commitment to our business, we would not be where we are today. We look forward to continuing to serve you for many more years to come.”
Roshan Morar For Roshan, leaving his legacy behind is of utmost importance. For his firm to have stood, and STILL stand the test of time, leaving behind a lasting impression and making an impact, not only within his industry but also his country is everything he has fought so valiantly to achieve. Morar Incorporated was started with a commitment to do good – or even to do BETTER. Having this mantra firmly rooted in the firm’s value system, has ended up with the privilege of celebrating that this year, after 25 years, the company stands Tall, Back Straight, Eyes Up, ready for the next 25 years. VIVA Morar Incorporated!