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)].







The Importance of Mentoring

A reality imposed by the fast pace of change, both within the organisation and that imposed by the external environment, is that organisations cannot rely purely on formal structures for the continuous development of its people. In the daily interactions between manager and direct reports, between colleagues, and in interactions that happen cross-functionally, there are…

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VIEWPOINT: Building an entrepreneurial culture

Last year this time I wrote that you should take an entrepreneurial view of your organisation and start experimenting and breaking stuff. Why? Because if you don’t foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, you’re going to get left behind. If you thought 2017 was fast-paced and disruptive, hold onto your seats as we enter…

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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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