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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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ANALYSIS: Auditor focus on ‘other information’

Ashika Mohan gives an overview of the auditor’s revised responsibilities under international standards to read and report on other information included in an entity’s annual report, focusing on the continued importance of the auditor’s responsibilities in this area and the main changes The International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 720 (Revised), The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to…

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ANALYSIS: AUDITING DISCLOSURES Weighing our words

Financial statement disclosures continue to expand and are increasingly qualitative and subjective. We examine the IAASB’s recent amendments to the International Auditing Standards (ISAs), which are intended to support a more robust, consistent process of auditing disclosures. By Lindsay Croeser In order to drive improved focus on disclosures throughout the audit process and to clarify…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: THE CFO

CFOs driving change The evolving  role of the CFO Growing investor confidence The CFO Forum South Africa Corporate Treasury Cost of treasury impacts bottom line CFOs driving change With turbulent times around a volatile global market, being a CFO is definitely no simple undertaking. In business today, a good way to benchmark one’s decisions is…

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VIEWPOINT: OFFICE OF THE TAX OMBUD Influence must be further strengthened

Prior to the enactment of the constitution, SARS had wide and far-reaching powers in terms of the Income Tax Act (ITA). The constitution resulted in significant changes to the ITA to align SARS powers with taxpayer’s rights. A taxpayer’s charter was published for the first time in 1997. The SARS Service Monitoring Office (SSMO) was…

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UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today

ACCOUNTING South Africa maintains its top position for auditing and reporting standards South Africa has maintained the number one position for its strength of auditing and reporting standards for the sixth consecutive year. Find more information on this ranking in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014–2015. Revised Headline Earnings Circular issued Circular 2/2015…

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VIEWPOINT: INHALE THE FUTURE Exhale the past

2016 is around the corner. And what a 2015 it was. For many, 2015 will be remembered for Japan beating us in the Rugby World Cup; Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlin Jenner; VW being responsible for the biggest fraud in the motor industry ever; rhino killings sadly increasing and topping 2014 records; and ISIS’s presence getting…

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VIEWPOINT: SELF-EMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS The unique insurance risks

Self-employed professionals face unique challenges and opportunities compared to employed individuals. There are distinct differences between their goals, and in the same way their insurance needs are also different. In this second article of a two-part series, we explore the unique insurance needs of self-employed professionals. INSURANCE NEEDS UNIQUE TO SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE One key insurance…

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