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: 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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VIEWPOINT: SMEs into coffee shops

“POPI: It’s easy to miss the big picture ramifications for small businesses.” The new Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is an excellent piece of legislation when considered from a consumer point of view; and since we are all consumers, it is easy to miss the big picture ramifications for small businesses. The issue arises…

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A business banker inspired by entrepreneurs

Karl Kumbier heads up South Africa’s only niche bank that specialises in financial products and services for entrepreneurs. Now on a mission to double the bank’s market share, he wants the brand to better represent what its clients need from a business bank. Monique Verduyn spoke to him Karl Kumbier, CEO of Mercantile Bank, is…

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ANALYSIS: Mandatory rotation of audit firms

A new EU directive requiring rotation of auditors elicits a negative reaction in South Africa On 3 April 2014, The European Parliament approved the new EU Audit Regulation and Directive, which will require European-listed companies, banks and financial institutions to appoint a new auditor every ten years. This can be extended for a further ten…

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