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)].







ANALYSIS: Update on IAASB: Project Revisions to Quality Control for Firms

In September 2017, Karin French, Chair of the Quality Control Task Force (Task Force), presented a webinar which provided an overview of the proposals that the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) are considering in relation to the IAASB Project: Revisions to Quality Control for Firms. This is a high-level overview of the webinar…

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VIEWPOINT: Understanding trusts: Providing for your dependants

Despite pursuing a financial career, chartered accountants seldom obtain proper advice when it comes to managing their own personal finances. This includes dealing with their last will and testament. One of the best ways of protecting any money or assets left behind for your children or other dependants when you pass away is by creating…

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VIEWPOINT: Sustain business by sustaining society

Today, global society demands that organisations do well by doing good – make profits while sustaining society. It’s an expectation driven by global financial crises, savvy millennials, the effect of digital technologies on freeing the flow of information and more. Today’s healthcare insurers have a powerful social role to play. Alongside government, they can directly…

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VIEWPOINT: Trials and tribulations dismantling trusts

I chaired the session on this topic at the 2017 Tax Indaba. The experts on the panel that provided valuable input into the discussions on stage and also reflected below were Cheryl Howard CA(SA) from Talaria Wealth, Johann Jacobs from CDH Legal, and Louis Venter from Wealth Succession. There are various reasons for creating a…

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Focus of the Month: Sustainability

Importance of foresight Capital evolution SAICA’s new Health and Wellness  Advisory group Accountants to save the world Integrated Reporting Project Awards  Importance of foresight With a multitude of research available on the importance of long-term business planning, most organisations still focus on short-term targets even during times of zero economic growth, and this leads to…

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