About Us

Background Group is a black-owed, controlled and managed company based in Johannesburg South Africa that offers a suite of services to mainly small and medium size enterprises throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Our team has extensive knowledge of the SADC region especially in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. If you operate and or intend to operate in mainly these countries, and you want your operations to have strong foothold in any of these countries, we are the team to contact.

As a result of interacting with Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) we identified that the financial data processing and reporting thereof amongst SMEs was severely hampered due to lack of truly user-friendly software. We thus embarked on developing our own software which we called Background Accounting that offers a complete and integrated accounting and business processes solutions suitable for any sized enterprise and that requires no prior accounting knowledge to use.

In South Africa and in 2015 the Independent Development Trust (IDT) that manages the multi-million Extended Public Works Program (EPWP) job creation fund was amongst the first companies to through its weight behind Background Accounting software when it procured some 400 licenses for its clients throughout South Africa.

If you understand anything about accounting software, you will appreciate the versatility and user-friendliness of this software. It was designed and developed by Africans who understand the accounting shortcomings of mainly Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs).

Our groups of companies include:

Business Consulting This is the Consulting wing that conducts various consulting services.
Background Accounting That offers support to Background Accounting Software and also provides
accounting, taxation and other business related requirements
Background Payroll That offers any payroll-related support and training thereof
Background Training Offers various training, seminars and conferences.