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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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES FOR FINANCIAL ASSETS In December 2008 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an exposure draft with proposals to require entities to provide additional disclosures on all investments in debt instruments, other than those classified in the fair value through profit or loss category with a 30 day comment period. Please take note…

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SECTION 80A(c)(ii) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT:

Round-tripping between the draft version and the enacted version – part 1 In November 2006, section 103(1) of the Income Tax Act was abolished and replaced by a new Part IIA, containing sections 80A to 80L, which target impermissible tax avoidance arrangements. Section 80A(c)(ii) was introduced in the Revised Proposals on Tax Avoidance and Section…

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DISPOSAL OF FOREIGN OPERATIONS

– IMPLICATIONS OF GAAP CHANGES The changes to the accounting treatment of business combinations, in particular the implications for the way goodwill is calculated and accounting for changes in shareholdings (business combinations achieved in stages, loss of control, etc.) arising from the revised IFRS3, Business Combinations and amended IAS27, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements in…

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PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

CRE portfolio management fundamentals #1 property is not a sunk cost As with other overhead charges, there is a belief, sometimes correct, that noth¬ing can be done to reduce property costs directly impacting profit and loss ac¬counts. Worse still, in many organisations, particularly the older traditional sectors with many owned assets, physical property is treated as…

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