Our Mission


The ultimate goal of MARICAN INCORPORATED is to have its own identity in the Accounting and Taxation industry as a most trusted service provider in all professional aspects and a one-stop solution for high quality, time bound and cost effective financial services.

MARICAN INCORPORATED is committed to maintain 100% client’s satisfaction by certain values

  • Deep Integrity, ensuring Best Business Practice & Professional Code of Conduct
  • Continued Professional training to all staff members
  • Precious Timekeeping & Highest skilled level of Accuracy
  • Sufficient Infrastructure for continued growth and expansion
  • Networking with other professionals of diverse expertise
  • Fast Responsiveness to clients with special needs or problems
  • Openness policy with clients
  • Excellence in fulfilling our promise
  • Potential Leadership & Business Management with a Young Dynamic Energetic Team

Our Values


MARICAN INCORPORATED has elevated our product and services offering our clients a level of profound high standard skill and professionalism. We endeavour to add more value than just accounting, tax and audits. We look beyond the numbers.  From mere over- lookers and on-lookers, we have transitioned towards becoming forward lookers together with our clients, identifying and unlocking their VISION and turning it into VALUE. In pursuance of this goal, we get to know our clients business, inside-out, placing them in a winning position

“MARICAN IS YOUR TRUSTED BUSINESS PARTNER AND ADVISOR. TOGETHER WE SHAPE YOUR FUTURE WITH TRANSPARENCY, GOODWILL AND RECONCILIATION!!”

Our Clients


Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because our firm is relatively small, our clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Our service areas are continually growing to match the expectations and needs of our clients. We have the necessary skills to offer clients the specific products and services to help them determine and strive towards a goal. Our clients are mostly small to medium sized entities with turnovers between R 500k to  R 100 million.

Examples of the industries we represent are as follows:

  • Accommodation
  • Agencies
  • Import
  • CNC Molding
  • Construction
  • Contracting
  • Cultural
  • Educational Institutions
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Estate Agents
  • Exporting
  • Franchising
  • Food & Restaurant
  • Investments
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Medical
  • Motor Engineering
  • Parts Distributors
  • Professional Practices
  • Property development
  • Publishing
  • Refrigeration
  • Sports, Leisure and Tourism
  • Tools and Hardware
  • Transport

Our Staff


MARIA VANNUCCI – FOUNDER AND OWNER

Maria is single with one child and 2 grandchildren. Matriculated at Jeppe High School for Girls in 1987 and pursued her studied at Wits University to obtain Accounting Degree in 1990.

In 1994, Maria was a certified registered professional accountant with SAIPA and Registered Tax Practitioner with SAIT and COTE. She took an interest in Business rescue psychology and turnarounds of businesses experiencing financial distress. During 1990’s, business rescue was a topic seldom discussed in corporate corridors, however the gap for this niche professional service was wide and greatly demanded. Business Rescue was mostly practiced and applied internationally. In 1997, Maria obtained a certificate in Business Psychology and Change Management. Over the years with determination and perseverance, Marican continued improving specialized professional services to all types of business sectors and, in particular – Franchising. Maricans’ professional journey of 21 years, is built on solid rigid principles, high energy and winning results.

In 2005, Maria was invited to speak at 702, Business Talk to present a two week talk show on “How to turnaround your business” and “How to design your Turnaround Business Plan”. The show proved to be successful with 7687 website hits.

During early 2006, Maria wrote a Business Pocket Book on Turnaround for Small Business together with a simple ‘Business Health Monitor and Score” that will assist the consultant to determine the level of financial distress and recommended turnaround plan for an easy start. The scorecard has an interpretation of various Life Cycle stages (depending on the score), warning signs and owner behaviour to be aware of.

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
  • Business Writing – UCT : 2010
  • Managing a Turnaround and Corporate Renewal Wits University Business School:  MAY 2011
  • UNISA Advanced Labour Law Diploma – one year : ended FEB 2012
  • Corporate Coaching UCT: ended June 2012
  • UNISA Advanced Business Practitioner Course and law – one year 2013
  • Currently completing Advance Certificate in Taxation with UNISA – 2015
Franchise Editor (FASA and ABSA Franchise Banking Division) comments with respects to a FASA presentation in February 2014:

“Maria heads Marican Incorporated, a consultancy firm that provides a range of professional services to small and larger companies. People who meet her for the first time quickly realize that she is not your typical accountant but wears several hats, all of them of direct relevance to franchisors and their franchisees.  Maria is a highly qualified professional in the fields of accounting, tax advice,  Business Rescue as well as a Labour Relations practitioner and certified corporate coach. She is also an accomplished speaker but what keeps her audiences spell-bound is not her impressive array of professional qualifications but her passion for the topic of BR. It also helps that she has an uncanny ability to take a relatively complex topic and present it in simple terms”. – Kurt Illetschko



Beauty Mashinini – Receptionist and Office Administrator

Born in  1987 in Alexandra and completed high school at Northview high school.  She continued at a tertiary level at Tshwane University of Technology and completed a one year course in CRIMINOLOGY AND VICTIMOLOGY. She has been employed with Marican since 2011. She is a single parent a of one (boy) . She has a fun loving ‘bubbly’ personality and enjoys people! Beauty has tactful, respectable and friendly telephonic skills.  She also is responsible for record keeping and storage.

Mike Wightman – Accountant

Mike is a general accountant whose experience ranges from auditing, accounting, finance and taxation. He hold a Bachelor of Accounting Science from University of South Africa. Mike’s love for crunching numbers emanate from the aptitude of numbers  itself. Currently, Mike is pursuing the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant professional membership. From  a leisure perspective, Mike enjoys travelling ,watching cricket and reading widely.

Shelene Nokraj – Senior Accountant and Office Manager

Shelene matriculated in KZN in 1997.She then went on to obtain a National Diploma in Accounting in 2000. Shelene started working as an Accounting clerk in a small accounting / auditing company in 2001 and her experience ranges from accounting,  taxation of small businesses to consulting for various entities. Whilst employed, she registered for a financial degree through UNISA and completed that in 2005.

She relocated to Gauteng in 2006 where she joined Marian Incorporated as a Portfolio Accountant and developed to Senior Accounting level.  She also has in-depth knowledge in Franchise Accounting and drives our National Franchise Accounting Program. She manages a national franchise group to the value of 1 billion annual turnover. Her duties cover all accounting and tax duties with compilation, compliance reporting, statutory returns and financial reports.

Jennifer Main – Specialised Bookkeeping

Jenny has been employed with Marican since 2009. She is Married with 3 Children and 4 grandchildren. She matriculated in 1975 and has a passion for Lawn Bowls.  Jenny  is currently president of Hobbies Lawn Bowls and enjoys reading and music.

Sibongile Mevasania Mashaba – Assistant to Senior Accountant and Audit Manageress

Born in 1986 and raised in Gauteng, completed matric in 2004 at Erasmus Monareng High School, In 2005 went to further my studies at Boston Business College in Alberton.

Studied Diploma in Assistant Accountant received the following  certificates, Advanced Accounting (FMI), Business Accounting (FMI), Computerised accounting (Pastel), Practical Bookkeeping level 1 and 2, Intermediate Accounting Level 1 and 2, Excel 2003 and Excel Advanced, in 2007 I joined Marican Incorporated as a Filling Clerk and Assisting with data Capturing. Over the past years I developed my skills to assist senior management. In 2011,  I Registered with UNISA Studying Diploma in Accounting Sciences.

Barbara Faria – Client Relations and Marketing

Barbara joined Marican in 2010 and is Married with 3 Children. She matriculated in 1996 and has a passion for Art and photography.  She also has extensive knowledge in social media marketing and advertising. She ensures that our website is updated daily with the latest newsletters and legislation, mailing to clients, updating facebook, twitter, linkedIn and our latest blog.

Dudu Mthembu – Data Capture and Filing Clerk

Born in 1992 and a single mother of 2 children.  Matriculated in 2010 and personal hobbies are playing netball ,hockey and reading books.  DuDu joined Marican in 2011 and assists Senior Accountant with data capturing to Trial Balance.