SAICA NEWS: Networking Amongst Members

Following our biannual member survey in early 2008, it emerged that one of the services expected from SAICA by our members is the delivery of sufficient, valuable and relevant networking events. These include member to member and member to public events. These regional events are over and above the seminars and workshops hosted by SAICA.…

SAICA NEWS: Distance Learning Education

Challenges faced by students following the distance learning route There has been much press recently about the shortage of accountants and more specifically Chartered Accountants in South Africa [CAs(SA)]. This follows research conducted by SAICA in 2008. There are many challenges we face in developing young CAs(SA). One such challenge is in the Distance Learning…

SAICA READING

Title: The EU VAT System and the Internal Market Author: Rita de la Feria This thesis focuses upon VAT in the context of the European Community’s internal market. Its central aim is to prove that the current EU VAT system is incompatible with the concept of an internal market, as set out in the EC…

TECHNICAL: AUDITING

IAASB STAFF ISSUES Q&As TO GUIDE AUDITORS’ EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLARIFIED ISAs; AND ADDRESSES SME ISSUES To assist auditors worldwide in implementing the clarified International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), the staff of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has developed a new question and answer publication entitled Applying ISAs Proportionately with the Size…

SWISS BANKING SECRECY

For the past nine months Swiss banking secrecy has been under enormous pressure from the United States, Germany, France and the UK. Some of these countries, indeed, are demanding an automatic information exchange. Others have demanded the abolition of the different treatment of tax evasion and tax fraud by Switzerland. If Switzerland is not co-operative…