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


June 5th, 2023

10 Ways to Maintain Your Work/Life Balance While Running a Business from Home

Running a business from the comfort of your home can be both rewarding and challenging. While a home-based business offers flexibility and convenience, it can also blur the lines between work and your personal life, leading to burnout and a lack of work-life balance.

May 17th, 2023

Want to Succeed as an Entrepreneur? 14 Traits to Cultivate Now

May 3rd, 2023

Six Ways To Lead Even When You Aren't In A Leadership Position

Anyone can exhibit leadership qualities regardless of their job title or position.

April 25th, 2023

Client Not Happy With Your Work? Nine Steps To Turn The Situation Around

While a business’s goal is always to please its customers, there will likely be times when a customer will end up dissatisfied with the end result of a particular project or product. The way a business responds to this situation can often determine the future of that client relationship and whether or not they will continue to work with that business moving forward.


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