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: SMES HAVE ALTERNATIVES TO BANK LOANS FOR FUNDING

Bootstrapping, government grants and funding, as well as crowd-funding, could all play a role in filling the gap left by the banks. By Steven Cohen If you’re a South African entrepreneur or small-business owner looking for financing to start or expand a business, you’ve probably become accustomed to banks and venture capital firms slamming the…

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ANALYSIS: Engagements on Attorney’ Trust Accounts.

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors has recently issued a guide for registered auditors that sets out the scope, purpose and nature of the engagement on attorneys’ trust accounts. Vincent Faris has the details After many years of research and consultation with all the role-players, an official guide for registered auditors (Engagements on attorneys’ trust…

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Cover: A PROFESSION LESS ORDINARY

A PROFESSION LESS ORDINARY FROM CA(SA) TO TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR STEPPING OUT FROM BEHIND THE DESK HELPING PEOPLE DEVELOP AN INSPIRING VISION In vastly different ways, the CA(SA) qualification has given three South African business leaders the ability to choose an exciting career path in the industry of their choice. Monique Verduyn interviewed them According to…

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ANALYSIS: Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation

The mandatory rotation of audit firms continues to be proposed as a way to promote the independence of the audit process. However, South Africa’s governance savvy has ensured we already have a workable solution that has proved to be effective, writes Parmi Natesan The mandatory rotation of auditors is one of those issues that seem…

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ANALYSIS: The WACC Conundrum

Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is commonly used in practice to value businesses and underlying assets. Unfortunately, it is often misapplied or misunderstood. Greg Beech and Dave Thayser explain The concept of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is widely used in practice and taught at most tertiary institutions. The underlying thinking is that…

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