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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Focus: Leading Through Innovation

FNB’s innovation programme has resulted in more than 10 000 implemented innovations to date and remains central to the bank’s growth strategy and its ability to deliver on its brand promise of helping customers. We spoke to chief Imagineer Jolandé Duvenage to learn more about how innovation is changing the game in the financial services…

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Take Ownership of Your Relationships

We all continually hear about communication as a vital factor for success. However, within the business environment, without effective communication (and all the competencies that surround it) there cannot be any success. Often the professional working arenas place a strong focus on the technical aspects of a job, with the assumption that the human elements…

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CPD: The New JSE Auditor Accreditation Model

Under the previous accreditation regime, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was primarily responsible for assessing the suitability of auditors of listed companies. The responsibility has now largely moved to audit committees. Words: Carla Budricks The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) auditor accreditation model, under its amended Listings Requirements (LR), imposes additional obligations on audit committees in relation…

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Feature: Transformation Successes Evident in Latest Exam

Congratulations to all the candidates who passed Olivier extended SAICA’s congratulations to successful candidates: ‘Well done, ITC candidates. We know how much time and effort goes in to passing the ITC and know that you will hold the same standards of excellence as you progress in your training contract and work towards the final qualifying…

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Help Employees Innovate by Giving Them The Right Challenge

In a 2007 meta-analysis, Samuel Hunter, from the University of Oklahoma, and his colleagues set out to understand which variables had the biggest impact on innovation culture. Their comprehensive research study analysed data from 42 different research papers on the drivers of innovation culture and revealed a list of 14 variables that mattered. Many of…

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Audit and Examination of Public School Financial Statements

Public schools are required to draw up their annual financial statements in accordance with guidelines determined by the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) and submit the audited or examined set to the head of department within six months after the end of each financial year. The financial year of a public school commences on…

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Scaling your Business Requires an Entrepreneurial Mindset

It’s often said that entrepreneurship is key to ensuring South Africa’s economic growth. I agree. However, I believe this doesn’t just pertain to starting up more companies, but also, very importantly, helping to scale businesses. Words FR (Rhys) Robinson Think about some of the business buzzwords in use today – innovation, disruption, niche players and…

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Cover Story: Waseem Carrim

Words Monique Verduyn – Photos André van der Merwe Ambitious young graduates often have target lists of companies they’d like to work for and almost all of them have lists of companies they would never work for, no matter what. Four years ago, one of the organisations to steer clear of was the National Youth…

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