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

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SAICA responds to the professionalistion of the public sector

In response to the 2019/20 national and provincial audit outcomes released by the Auditor-General, Tsakani Maluleke, on 31 March 2021, Mr Freeman Nomvalo, SAICA’s CEO, stated: ‘As a country we need stability at leadership level (directors-general and boards of state-owned entities), effective parliamentary oversight and appropriately skilled personnel. And finally, we need to ensure that…

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Orchestrating a shift in the public sector financial and performance reporting ecosystem through technology transformation

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in April 2020 noted, ‘We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months’,2 and the World Economic Forum has declared the potential for Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies as limitless. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) serve to provide solutions to a host of…

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Viewpoints: Garbage in, garbage out

Business AdvisorGarbage in, garbage out − so goes the computer science mantra. But what if you have no trustworthy, reliable data to input into your calculations and analyses? How do you navigate challenges, mitigate risks and spot opportunities if you can’t confidently make predictions from past trends? Kevin Phillips CA(SA)CEO of IDU Group I recently…

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Viewpoints: Hybrid organisations

Organisation Development ConsultantTalking to people about their experiences of the pandemic and working from home has yielded interesting data and polarities. Businesses that employ remote workers and have offices with workers present daily represent a hybrid workforce. The vital data will shape hybrid working models as people re-imagine physical ‘offices’ Paolo Giuricich CA(SA)Founder and ownerof…

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Viewpoints: What are non-fungible tokens (NFTs)?

Blockchain SpecialistWhile non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are simply a way to transfer information (data), they provide various benefits because they are created on blockchain networks Monica Singer CA(SA)Blockchain Evangelistfor Consensys Characteristics of NFTs NFTs have the following characteristics: Unique: The hallmark trait of non-fungible tokens is that they are unique and this can be verified on…

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Viewpoints: How to delegate more effectively

Speaker, Facilitator, CoachAs a leader, mastering the art of delegation is paramount in order to grow and scale your influence at work. Being unable to delegate effectively will limit your ability to successfully lead a team and increase your impact at work Usha Maharaj CA(SA)Passionate about women empowerment and human potential The fears and failures…

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Material misstatements identified during the audit. What is the cost of compliance?

If a provision of legislation is interpreted and applied correctly but the results have unintended consequences that obscure the overall intent of the legislative provision … is the legislation achieving the desired result? A topic that is regularly debated among professionals in both the public and private sector space is whether regulations, when interpreted and…

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Auditor-General’s enhanced powers a vote of confidence

The enhanced powers of the AGSA are a vote of confidence in the auditing/accounting industry. This is a clarion call to all our peers to support both these amendments and other critical professional tools that will ensure wholesale clean administration to benefit the most vulnerable and deserving in our society, and one way for us…

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Reporting responsibilities of public sector audit committees

As part of the value chain of advising accounting officers and accounting authorities, the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) has evaluated the role that audit committees play in terms of improving the financial management of departments that they serve in. Members often find themselves as members of a public sector audit committee, be it in…

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