SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

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






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Land Bank appoints Ayanda Kanana CA(SA) as new CEO

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa has appointed Ayanda Kanana as its new CEO – this after ratings agency Moody’s flagged the lack of a permanent CEO as cause for concern. The development finance institution on Monday made the announcement on the JSE Stock Exchange News Service. Kanana’s appointment will be effective…

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SAICA is celebrating 40 years of Trust Leadership

On this day 40 years ago, the provincial councils of the erstwhile Transvaal, the Cape, Natal and Free State, in a joint meeting, dissolved the National Council (formerly the Joint Council of the Chartered Societies) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) was established. Today, 12 February 2020, therefore marks 40 years of…

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Top-35-under-35 2019 Finalist Wins Women in Finance of the Year Award

Congratulations, Ashanika Perimal CA(SA), for winning the Women in Finance of the Year award at the annual The Future of Finance and CFO Summit in London. The award celebrates an individual who are dedicated to being a driving force for superior performance in the world of finance. We celebrate this wonderful achievement with you! From…

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IFRS 16: A Return To Transparency

The 2019 financial year requires an entity that uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to account for its lease transactions using the new standard IFRS 16, Leases. Words: Milton Segal From a financial theory perspective, the concept of leasing makes economic sense. When an entity requires the use of an asset or a resource to…

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CPD: Demonstrating the exercise of professional scepticism auditing accounting estimates

Auditors recognise the importance of exercising an appropriate level of professional scepticism during the performance of an audit but get stuck on how to practically demonstrate that this has been achieved. This article provides an overview of the provisions included in ISA 540 (Revised) relating to the practical application of professional scepticism when auditing accounting…

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