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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VIEWPOINT: Leaders know, go and show

I recently read Deloitte’s Human capital trends 2015 and learnt some valuable things about building future leaders that I’d like to share with you. According to Deloitte’s survey, building leadership is Africa’s paramount issue in the arena of human capital. The capability gap for building great leaders has widened all around the globe and organisations…

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ANALYSIS: Is there a future for international tax planning?

The base erosion and profit shifting initiative is being designed to influence ultimately how global multinational corporates arrange their affairs from a tax planning perspective. An inevitable result is and will be changes to the way tax practitioners advise their clients. Deborah Tickle explains Globalisation and the digital age have caused the world to ‘shrink’.…

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ANALYSIS: NEW AUDITOR’S REPORT

Comments by auditors immediately following the global financial crisis that they had had a ‘good’ crisis – referring to the absence of pertinent audit failures – begged the question as to the relevance of the audit and, more particularly, the auditor’s report. By Linda de Beer Auditors play an important role in the financial reporting…

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VIEWPOINT: PRICING A SANDWICH

Smaller families, longer life expectancy, and late parenthood in life mean that the number of people ‘sandwiched’ is growing, with an estimated 2,4 million Britons juggling their responsibilities for both parents and children. Being married and affluent roughly doubles your chances of being ‘sandwiched’. The Pew Research Centre (US) estimated that in 2013 nearly half…

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INFLUENCE: YIELDING SUCCESS FOR NATION-BUILDING

Aspiring CAs(SA) achieved an 86% pass rate in the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) that was written in November 2014. The APC is the last formal assessment prospective CAs(SA) are required to pass before they can  register as CAs(SA). By Janine Claassens The APC replaced the two previous Part II Qualifying Examinations, which were in…

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VIEWPOINT: CAN FINANCE INNOVATE?

Contrary to popular belief, the most creative teams do not solely consist of blue sky dreamers. Groups with a variety of cognitive personality types produce higher levels of innovation, say Ella Miron-Spektor, Miriam Erez and Eitan Navah of the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. In a study of 41 radical innovation teams of a large defence…

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VIEWPOINT: ARE YOU COVERED FOR DISABILITY?

This article is the fourth in a series of six that explores six common mistakes that can negatively impact one’s personal financial situation. Mistake number four: not realising the importance of disability cover Disability cover is there to protect the lifestyle of an individual and his or her dependants in the event that they cannot…

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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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