DEVELOP: VIEWPOINT

Financial statements The frustration continues… As part of their research and teaching activities, many accounting academics spend a lot of time poring over published financial statements. Strangely, some of them find this work fascinating. To most people, an enthusiasm for reading accounting reports is about as comprehensible as, say, an infatuation with spoon collecting. But…

DEVELOP: THE WORLD

20 fastest growing global companies Company Earnings growth Revenue Growth Total Return 1 Silver Wheaton 340% 76% 49% 2 Cirrus Logic 450% 39% 88% 3 Baidu 99% 72% 56% 4 HollyFrontier 93% 51% 64% 5 HFF 341% 41% 53% 6 lululemon athletica 81% 45% 109% 7 Northern Oil and Gas 122% 237% 36% 8 Apple…

DEVELOP: UP-TO-DATE

Updated carbon tax policy paper The National Treasury published the Carbon Tax Policy Paper, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and facilitating the transition to a green economy for public comment. This is the second and final round of comments requested on carbon tax policy, before government proceeds with the publication of draft legislation to give effect…

UP-TO-DATE: CPD platform changes

CPD platform changes SAICA is excited to announce that the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) system will be migrating from the current CPD website to be hosted by on Click2Start on the SAICA website. This change means that, with effect from 1 June 2013, you will no longer answer the CPD questions on the current CPD…

THE WORLD – Purchasing power parity

Purchasing power parity: An overview Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a technique used to determine the relative value of currencies, estimating the amount of adjustment needed on the exchange rate between countries for the exchange to be equivalent to (or on par with) each currency’s purchasing power. An example of this measure for making prices…

ANALYSIS: Roadmap IFRS changes for 2013

Roadmap IFRS changes for 2013 The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has completed a range of significant projects resulting in new accounting and disclosure requirements for entities preparing financial statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The effective date for these requirements is for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2013 and now…

INFLUENCE: Special Feature – Leadership

Leadership Lessons Instilling ethical leadership BPO the way to go? Integrated Reporting envelops the world The APC SAICA’s New ‘Part II’ Executives from innovative SA companies share how they lead upfront – and from behind. Leadership Lessons The death of ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher spawned an outburst of debate on the qualities of leadership,…

LIFESTYLE: Driven Humility

The words that are often used to define PwC’s Suresh Kana. He shares insights on leadership and skills development. Great leaders are often unassuming people who create environments where others can give their best to what they do best. We greatly misunderstand the origins of great leadership and underestimate what we can learn from ‘Level…