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ANALYSIS: PROFESSIONAL SKEPTICISM: IN THE AGE OF FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Audit quality concerns raised by a spike in unsatisfactory results from firm/engagement inspections performed by the regulator and the possibility of audit firms being sued for corporate failures warrants a fresh look at professional skeptism.  Here is Brian Monegi’s take on this ISA 200 Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an…

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VIEWPOINT: WHO’S THE BEST?

As another investment year draws to an end, it’s the approach of the investment industry’s annual ‘Oscar season’. While asset managers uniformly downplay short-term investment performance in favour of three-, five- and ten-year cycles, there’s no doubt they’re as keen to tread the red carpet. At stake is bragging rights for the best-performing investment group;…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: PUBLIC SECTOR

Overview of 2014‒2015 Local Government Audit Outcomes IPSAS Adoption in Africa An update on supply chain management reforms Creating public value Provincial Treasury commits to training future financial leaders OVERVIEW OF 2014‒2015 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUDIT OUTCOMES The Auditor-General’s 2014‒2015 report on local government audit outcomes shows a commendable slight increase in clean audit opinions and…

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VIEWPOINT: TAX OMBUD: INFLUENCE TO BE STRENGTHENED

INFLUENCE TO BE STRENGTHENED  During October 2015, the University of Johannesburg hosted a round table discussion with the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, and leading industry tax specialists, addressing challenges. The key takeaway from this event was that further legislative amendments are required to further strengthen the influence of the Office. It is encouraging to…

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ANALYSIS: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE NEW AND REVISED AUDITOR REPORTING STANDARDS

With only three months to go until the new and revised auditor reporting standards become effective, are you ready to be part of a change that has been dubbed as the most significant and visible change in auditing in recent history? By Willie Botha and Hayley Barker Hoogwerf In January 2015 the International Auditing and…

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VIEWPOINT: NEGOTIATING INSURANCE PREMIUMS

The current economic climate has placed many South Africans under financial strain. As a way to cut costs, some people may even consider reducing or stopping monthly insurance premiums. However, this can be a costly mistake as it leaves them exposed to potentially even greater financial risk in the future. Instead, people should rather approach…

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