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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VIEWPOINT: An Entrepreneurial Approach To Learning

The learning journey to a CA(SA) is clear. Training contracts have abundant learning opportunities and professional environments provide role-based learning opportunities. Entrepreneurial learning is self-driven and determined on immediate skill requirements to sustain business As the professional journey evolves, the ‘formal’ learning opportunities become fewer and a ‘self-driven’ learning approach is imperative. Self-driven learning is…

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ANALYSIS: Digital Financial Reporting For XBRL

The information age we are living in has drastically changed our lives. Many of us were born in a time when the Internet, smartphones and social media were unimaginable. The speed of development and benefits of technology had surpassed the imagination of all who lived before the change of the century. In the same way,…

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PROFILE: She’s All Energy

After her articles at PwC Sunninghill, Pholoso Masilela grabbed the opportunity of a secondment in London within the Energy Department at EY LLP. Her role was that of assistant manager with a client portfolio of several energy companies, her primary client being BP Plc (a FTSE 100 Company) On her return to South Africa in…

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ANALYSIS: Presenting Financial Performance Information

Financial statements of public sector entities that are similar in nature, have the same or similar users, and apply the Standards of GRAP would present information in the same way. Right? The Accounting Standards Board (ASB) recently undertook research on the presentation of information in the statement of financial performance. This results from feedback from…

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Threat trends we can expect in 2018

Threat trends we can expect in 2018 Organisations across the board have been plagued by a number of high-profile breaches in 2017, and it’s only going to get worse. Cyber threats are set to worsen, and enterprises find themselves having to deal with complex technologies, sophisticated malware, floods of data, increasingly stringent regulation and a…

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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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