Systems Team

Our systems team works with accounting groups and business owners to ascertain and implement the right cloud based financial systems for accurate and timely management reporting and financial reporting.

Ian Meaker

CFA 
Founder/Director

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Ian started Creative CFO in 2012 shortly after completing his CFA exams. Prior to that he spent 3 years in London at Merrill Lynch and received a B.Bus.Sci at the University of Cape Town with Honours in Finance and majors in Economics and Accounting. He enjoys working at the confluence of finance and technology, helping clients understand their businesses better through building financial systems and solutions. In his spare time he is a keen trail runner.

Christo Kleinhans

BCom Management Accounting 
 Systems Specialist 

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Christo joined Creative CFO after working as a Financial Manager in a manufacturing company for two years. He has a keen interest in financial systems, accounting and technology and has worked hard on honing his skills in those areas. Christo enjoys playing the drums, does boxing to keep fit and is a big supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Tanya Kambadza

BTech Project Management
Project Manager

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Tanya joined Creative CFO in September 2017 as an intern whilst successfully completing a BTech in Project Management at CPUT. She previously worked as an administration assistant and also holds a National Diploma in Retail Business Management. She enjoys outdoor activities, dancing, watching Football (Man United Fan) and trying out new things.

Our Process

The Systems team follows these steps:

  • Systems Analysis -  We map out your current financial infrastructure and future roadmap taking into account systems, processes and people.

  • Implementation - We implement and upgrade your financial foundation based on the roadmap.

  • Rollout support - We provide ongoing support with weekly sessions to ensure your team gets the most from your new cloud based infrastructure.

Accounting, Inventory, Point of Sale, Payroll

We implement cloud based financial systems from a number of software providers such as Xero, Sage, Vend, Shopify, Dear Inventory, SimplePay payroll, Receipt Bank as well as assist with integrations on a number of other packages and their API’s.

Our experience

Over the past five years we have differentiated ourselves by combining deep systems and process understanding with financial and accounting expertise. This combination of professional skills has allowed us to successfully implement the core financial systems for hundreds of businesses across a variety of industries.


With our analysis, implement and rollout methodology we ensure that we see the project through to completion with all stakeholders on-board and able to utilise the new efficiencies available in a cloud based environment.

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