Zane Stevens

Member Since 2021

Zane Stevens


Protea Financial


Zane Stevens is a Director and Founder of Protea Financial. Prior to joining Protea, he was Financial Manager at Syntell, and subsidiaries, in Cape Town, South Africa. Syntell is a leading blue-chip company with revenue in excess of $38m that provides cutting edge technology-based services for Road Safety, Traffic Management and Revenue Collection. Before joining Syntell, Zane was a supervisor at KPMG in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa, where he led audit and financial and information technology advisory engagements. Working with a broad host of clients, from owner-managed entities to large listed multinational companies, Zane obtained extensive experience in various sectors including automotive; public sector; food, drink, and consumer products; retail; healthcare and agriculture. Zane is registered as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He received an Honors Degree in Accounting from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting.


  • Accounting
  • Wine
  • Management


August 15th, 2022

9 Qualities to Look for When Making the Right C-Suite Hire for Your Business

August 5th, 2022

11 Ways To Be More Convincing When Pitching An Idea To Your Manager

When you have an idea—whether it’s a simple tweak to an ongoing project or a major overhaul to an ineffective work process—and you want to share it with your manager, pitching it can be as simple as walking into their office or messaging them on Slack and explaining the idea. However, if you want to ensure your pitch is successful, you may need to think through your overall strategy first.

July 25th, 2022

Nine Work Habits That Can Improve Your Productivity And Focus

Increasing productivity and focus is something most professionals strive for. But while there are different tricks and tips for being more productive and focused on your work, the tips don’t always work for every person. The key is to find advice that works for you and your lifestyle.

July 11th, 2022

11 Challenging Aspects of Being a Small-Business Owner (and Why It’s Worth It)

Owning a business is one of the most challenging endeavors a person can take on, and owning a small business is no exception. From strategizing to delegating and everything in between, there are many difficulties that small-business owners face, yet most of them would say that it's all worth it in the end.


Protea Financial

Protea Provides Flexible, Bookkeeping Solutions With a management team and account managers based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Protea provides business owners and managers with financial information and insight for making decisions. Protea’s goal is to provide, at costs below the market average, timely, accurate, and high-quality financial information on which a business can act. Protea specializes in removing burdens and responsibilities of finding, managing, and training an accountant or bookkeeper. Protea can provide any combination of standard bookkeeping and accounting, either as a fully-outsourced service managed by Protea or by adding a dedicated full-time or part-time accounting professional to your team at a significantly lower cost than what you would pay to hire an accountant or bookkeeper. Our Capabilities We can’t move mountains, but, we’ll move the needle for your organization. Our team is dedicated to providing you the opportunity to focus on what you do best. Our team specializes in services ranging from bookkeeping and general ledger management to detailed management accounts and inventory tracking.


  • Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Quickbooks