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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INFLUENCE: APC ACHIEVERS

Hard work, long hours and dedication … That’s what it took for these ten APC achievers to make the honours roll. We asked them to tell us a bit more about their journey to success HONOURS ROLL CANDIDATES (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Name Surname Training Office Professional Provider Programme CTA University Shaah Bootha PricewaterhouseCoopers APT University…

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

Our youth are the future leaders of our generation We are all familiar with the above saying. And Alvin Toffler said: ‘For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.’ You have all taken a step to pursue a career as chartered accountants, for…

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INFLUENCE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERVASIVE SKILLS

When are pervasive skills developed: in the academic, training, or professional programme? Monique Strauss-Keevy and Denise Maré investigated Pervasive skills are the so-called soft skills, which are defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people’. Pervasive skills are also referred to as non-technical skills,…

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ANALYSIS: FOCUS ON KEY AUDIT MATTERS

The most significant enhancement in auditor reporting in recent history, at the heart of the call from investors and other users of audited financial statements for more entity-specific and relevant information, is the reporting of key audit matters. By Ciara Reintjes The new International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the…

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VIEWPOINT: EDUCATION DOESN’T START AT UNIVERSITY

In January, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the success of any nation lies in education. He noted that skills shortages were straining economic growth, and education was the only solution to this problem. He said education enterprises relied on committed educators; that students needed to take education more seriously; and that businesses needed to…

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INFLUENCE: ASSESSMENT OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE PROGRAMME

The APC is a ground-breaking innovation which confirms that SAICA is a global leader in professional accounting education and assessment. By Jeff Rowlands Accounting Professional Training (APT) is proud to have been associated with this initiative and to have provided the professional programme for the first-ever APC. APT is particularly proud that some 80% of…

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ANALYSIS: BUDGET 2015: PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

National Treasury’s budget-setting process is quite complex, yet transparent and robust. This ensures that proper stakeholder consultation and input are taken into account before the final Tax Amendment Acts are signed into law. Muneer Hassan explains the process and how SAICA contributes to it: The annual National Treasury budget-setting process begins in November each year…

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