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: Financial reporting in a micro entity

SAICA’s National Small and Medium Practices Committee (NSMP) and the Accounting Practices Committee (APC) jointly conducted a survey in order to better serve and understand the financial reporting needs and reporting environment of small and micro entities. The objective of the survey was to solicit views from preparers, auditors, reviewers and advisors/consultants of small and…

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INFLUENCE: Are South African companies prepared for PoPI?

Protection of Personal Information Act [B 9D – 2009] Approved by the National Assembly on 20 August 2013, after minor amendments proposed by the National Council of Provinces in 2012, the president signed the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) and it became law on 26 November 2013. The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act…

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COVER STORY: How a conversation can change lives

Stor-Age, the country’s largest and leading self-storage company today, boasts a R1.5 billion property portfolio consisting of 33 properties, comprising 25 trading stores and eight development sites across six cities. As recently as 2006, two of the three CAs(SA) running this unglamorous business were still doing their articles and dreaming of anything but self-storage. CAs(SA)…

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INFLUENCE: Integrated sustainable reporting

Evaluating the benefits of integrated sustainable reporting according to the King III Codes of Governance, and what it means for those responsible. The King III Code has brought more clarity and weight to the concept of integrated sustainable reporting, which has been to the benefit of all stakeholders. Those tasked with the responsibility of compiling…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: First 100% electric car in South Africa

“The new Nissan LEAF represents one of the most significant events that Nissan South Africa has ever undertaken.” Retail sales have commenced in November via a dedicated Nissan LEAF dealer network covering Johannesburg and Pretoria. A charging infrastructure has been implemented at convenient locations to provide a new, environmentally sustainable way of travelling. Says Mike Whitfield, Nissan South Africa Managing…

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ANALYSIS: 6 key tips for choosing financial consolidation software

:The software you choose is not the only variable that determines the success of your consolidation software implementation. ” Prevent costs and headaches later by selecting the ‘right fit’ solution Companies with multiple cost centres or business units usually reach the point of needing to adopt a financial consolidation solution. The time is ripe to…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Integrated reporting: a growth spurt

“The integrated report is an outcome of the integrated reporting process – and importantly, it is based on the foundation of integrated thinking in a company.” The finalised integrated reporting framework may transform corporate reporting worldwide This year will be remembered for the birth of a new prince … and the birth of an accepted…

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INFLUENCE: Automation simplifies the last mile for integrated reporting

Producing an integrated report can be a tedious and stressful affair, but automated tools are becoming available. Most organisations have sophisticated intelligence and analytical tools in place for planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation, also known as the ‘first mile of reporting’. However, when compiling monthly and annual reports, all data is initially extracted from Excel…

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