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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CONSOLIDATION OF ZIMBABWEAN SUBSIDIARIES On 29 January 2009, following a period of chronic hyperinflation associated with the Zimbabwean dollar, the acting Finance Minister of Zimbabwe announced that Zimbabwean entities would be permitted to trade in foreign currency. As a result, Zimbabwean entities no longer consider the Zimbabwean dollar to be their functional currency. During the…

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SAICA NEWS: CA(SA) Chair for the Commonwealth AC

Bruce Freer CA(SA) was nominated for membership of the Commonwealth Secretariat Audit Committee (AC) by the SAICA UK region, through the South African High Commission and was elected Chairman at the 3 December 2009 AC meeting. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries that enables member states to support each other and work…

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AUDITING IMPAIRMENT TESTS DURING A RECESSION

During poor economic times, management of various companies may be under pressure to produce good results, and may use various means to justify the fair value of goodwill and indefinite life intangible assets. In these circumstances, the auditor should proceed with skepticism and caution when reviewing the impairment tests prepared by management for these elements…

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