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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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SPECIAL FEATURE: LEADERSHIP

Decoding leadership What really matters Isn’t this what it’s all about? The quest to becoming a great leader Decoding leadership: What really matters New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behaviour. By Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol and Ramesh Srinivasan Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives…

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SPECIAL REPORT: RISK MANAGEMENT

Understanding risk culture Robo risk reduction Risk-taking for small businesses Businesses face changing risk landscape UNDERSTANDING RISK CULTURE Understanding more about an organisation’s risk culture and how effective it is in supporting business performance can provide actionable insights helping organisations better leverage their risk management investments and drive improved organisational outcomes. By Mark Victor What really happens…

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ANALYSIS: Shared values + Collaboration = Success

A relationship founded on focus, flexibility, simplicity and trust is fundamental for any corporate and its financial reporting partner to achieve collective business growth. As Henry Ford once said, ‘Coming together is the beginning, staying together is process, and working together is success.’ By F R (Rhys) Robinson We have to remember that successful companies…

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ANALYSIS: Audit quality: The global quest for the best indicators

‘Audit quality indicators’ are emerging as a means of evaluating audit quality and providing more transparency about audits and audit firms – to the benefit of the firms themselves and to support boards and audit committees in discharging their oversight responsibilities. By Constance Kawelenga and Willie Botha The adoption of two separate International Standards, namely…

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LEAD: Top 35-under-35: MEET THE FINALISTS

    Sponsored by:  Abed Tau, 28, Director of Thamani (Pty) Ltd and Co-founder of Tuta-Me (Pty) Ltd  Abed Tau is a co-founder of Tuta-Me  – call it the Uber of tutors. It’s South Africa’s very first on-demand tutoring edu-tech start-up and has recently been named second-best tech start-up in South Africa by Hack Jozi, City…

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VIEWPOINT: DOES SEQUENCE RISK MATTER?

The hard part of investing is discipline, patience and judgment. Investors need discipline to avoid the many unattractive pitches that are thrown [their way], patience to wait for the right pitch, and judgment to know when it is time to swing,’ says Seth Klarman, billionaire investor. Traditional financial planning is linear in nature, based on…

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VIEWPOINT: CORPORATE VS STRATEGIC PLANNING

When is planning not budgeting? The answer lies in the debate around current terminologies of corporate and strategic planning – which are fancy words for budgeting, or are they? I would define corporate planning as an operational function while strategic planning is more long term and not operational. Corporate planning (budgeting) So why would I…

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