About Us



Workstream was established in 2002 as an end-user training and documentation business.

In 2012 Workstream launched a new division called Workstream Accounting Placements (WAP).  WAP is a specialist consultancy focusing on the recruitment of high calibre accounting and financial staff ranging from senior bookkeepers, accountants, financial managers through to financial directors.

WAP’s motto is Quality Delivery and we aim to achieve this in every aspect of our business. That’s why, when it comes to recruitment, we ensure that our candidates have been through a thorough screening process, so that we offer you only the most professional and highly qualified candidates.

We handle financial placements in all industries and we are serious about attracting the best financial professionals for our clients, whether they are a small business or a large multinational group.  We understand what our clients’ key deliverables are and focus on providing these consistently and with integrity.



WAP sets itself apart by offering the Directors hands-on involvement in the entire recruitment process.  With our combined and extensive expertise in this specialist field, we are able to provide you with ‘top notch’ mid to senior level accounting staff

WAP is able to assist you in developing a core permanent workforce that comprises only of competent and highly-skilled financial talent.

WAP handles financial and accounting vacancies only, which allows us to develop an in- depth understanding that is expected from a highly specialised agency.

The Team

The Directors



B Comm (Wits)

Mandy started Cassel & Co in 1989 and she personally grew the business over a period of 12 years.  She developed an extensive network of clients and candidates over this period, and sold Cassel & Co to the AdvTech group in 1998. Subsequently to that she pursued various personal interests and has now made the decision to once again utilize her extensive experience in the recruitment of accounting and financial staff by offering an exclusive hands-on approach to a select group of clients.


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B Com Honours (RAU)

Lesley spent several years in the HR field before working for Cassel & Co in the recruitment of senior accounting and financial staff. She spent 5 years at Cassel & Co where she worked closely with Mandy Cassel. In 2002 she started Workstream – an end-user training and documentation business.  Lesley was involved in recruiting IT trainers for contracts and managing these groups of trainers throughout the entire project process.  She was involved in the running and managing of the business as well as looking after their select group of clients.


WAP prides itself in the highly specialised, hands-on services that we provide.

WAP is dedicated to the placement of top notch accounting and financial staff across various industries.  WAP is continuously acquiring top talented accounting and financial professionals that we proactively market and introduce to our select group of clients.

WAP is able to assist our clients in the recruitment of the following financial vacancies:

–         Senior Bookkeepers

–         Accountants (Financial, Cost, Management or Project)

–         Financial Controllers

–         Financial Analysts

–         Financial Managers

–         Financial Directors

–         CA’s

–         Audit Managers


–     WAP will conduct a comprehensive understanding of what the clients’ needs are regarding the current vacancies.

–     WAP will search their current database as well as external sourcing through networks, advertising and direct approach.

–     WAP will then conduct an extensive and thorough screening process of all potential candidates. All candidates are referenced and all relevant checks are performed on the candidates.

–     A select shortlist will then be provided to the client, to ensure that clients interview only relevant and outstanding candidates.

–     WAP will be in constant communication with the client regarding the progress on candidates.

Candidate Profiles

Candidate Profile: Financial Director (CA)

This exceptional, well qualified applicant is seeking a Financial Director position.  He is a CA (SA) as well as a CA (Aus).  He has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. He has been Group FD for a top manufacturer and distribution company for the past 6 years. Prior to this he held the position of Financial Manager for a Private Equity company.  He has also held positions in chemical company and a publishing company overseas.  This candidate has strong national and international exposure.

Candidate Profile: Financial Director (CA)

A results-oriented, driven applicant with 11 years of solid experience in the banking and finance industry.  He has held the position of Financial Director and has solid experience in the Retail banking environment.  He has sat on various EXCO’s and has experience on SAP.  He is a qualified CA and completed articles with one of the big 5 audit firms.

Candidate Profile: Financial Manager

This exceptional, self-motivated candidate hold a CTA qualification.  He has solid experience in the Insurance industry where he has held positions such as; Project Accountant, financial Manager and Financial Controller Manager.  He is currently Head of Finance and reports directly into the CEO.  He is responsible for the full financial function as well as annual budgets and forecasting projects.

Candidate Profile: Accountant

This focused, ambitious and communicative candidate is currently completing her CTA and has completed articles with a large audit firm.

She is looking for a financial accounting role where she will be involved in the full financial accounting function.

Contact Us

Mandy Cassel


+27 83 601 4743

Lesley Legrange


+27 82 338 4348


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