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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Can Investments be Ethical?

Alcohol, tobacco, pollution, gun control and discrimination are but a few of some very emotive issues and at the forefront of current debates. Increasingly, they take prominence in who we vote for, who we do business with and where we invest. But should you trade off ethics and investing? Wealth AdvisorMike Lledo CA(SA) Independent Financial…

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Evaluating Trust in the Accountancy Profession

On behalf of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), Edelman Intelligence surveyed over one thousand business leaders and key decision-makers across the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to measure their trust in chartered accountants, the accountancy sector and business as a whole. In South Africa 250 respondents were interviewed.

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The Budget and Job Creation

According to the Mail and Guardian, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said that in the next three-year period, R61,4-billion would be allocated to public employment programmes which are estimated to have created more than four million jobs of varying duration over the past 10 years. Mboweni’s aim is to create a further two million jobs by…

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Trillions lost if girls aren’t educated

Globally 89% of girls complete primary education, but only 77% complete lower secondary education, which in most countries is nine years of schooling. In low-income countries, the numbers drop to below two thirds for primary education, and only one third for lower secondary school. Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years…

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Presenting new thinking on the accounting education landscape

In a world of exponential and continuous change, it has become more critical than ever to ensure that the role and teachings of CAs(SA) remain relevant. That’s why at the most recent Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) Teaching and Learning in Accountancy conference, SAICA sponsored the prize for the best paper submitted for the conference’s…

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CPD: Accounting’s Extra-Financial Future

Beyond the classic model of Porter’s Five Forces, social expectations and environmental pressures are mounting on today’s businesses. Thankfully, tools exist to help businesses understand and improve their extra-financial performance. Today’s businesses find themselves having to constantly adjust to new expectations from an increasingly informed consumer base, to changing laws around how they must interact…

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CPD: ISRS 4400 (Revised) A High-Level Overview of the Proposed Changes

On 15 November 2018 the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued the exposure draft of proposed ISRS 4400 (Revised), Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements (ED-4400), for public comment by 15 March 2019. The project to revise ISRS 4400 was started seeing that the standard had been developed more than 20 years ago and the growing…

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How the CIPC’s Move to XBRL will affect your business

XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language, which essentially is a global web-based computer language designed for business reporting. It is being adopted by regulatory bodies around the world and South Africa is following suit, starting with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC).

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Chartered Accountants in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Technology has advanced rapidly over the last few decades, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence (AI). This advancement has professionals across disciplines fearing the unknown and more specifically, questioning their role after the implementation of these new technologies. The chartered accountancy profession is no exception.

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