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: Do experienced directors increase the value of a company?

Kerry Jenkins researched the impact of non-executive directors’ experience on company value in South Africa Corporate governance remains topical and has indeed become a catch-all buzzword for many problems or crises experienced by an organisation. Focus frequently starts with – or shifts from – management to the board with such questions as: Where were the…

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VIEWPOINT: The language of prosperity

“The power of accounting is often forgotten by students, educators and even professional accountants.” Like maths and science, accounting is considered boring by many people, especially in comparison to subjects like English, Art and Drama. These ‘creative’ subjects give students tools to comprehend other people’s stories and express their own dreams and wishes. Although tragically…

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INFLUENCE: SAICA Survey

JSE company directors, CEOs and CFOs are still predominantly white and male Young CAs(SA) blood a cause for optimism A survey of all 475 JSE-listed companies has revealed that South African company directors, CEOs and CFOs are still predominantly white and male – but indicates hopeful signs of transformation within the younger generation. Specifically, this…

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VIEWPOINT: Sustainability accounting

“Recent surveys show that companies reporting on their sustainability impacts are outperforming their competitors in key financial indicators and share value.” Few predicted the Asian financial crisis of 1997/98 and the 2001 Enron shock – and the finger of blame pointed directly at accounting standards. Most countries, including South Africa, have since adopted the International…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Transfer pricing in today’s times Operational transfer pricing

Christian Wiesener discusses the traditional approach to transfer pricing, which is still relevant and applied, and highlights the need for multinationals to “operationalise” – in other words to continuously implement their transfer pricing – and the benefits thereof The increased complexity of and focus on transfer pricing by governments and tax authorities globally have necessitated…

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