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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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THE WORLDWIDE CREDIT CRISIS: IS IT A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING CRISIS?

 A thought leadership issue Governments across the world have reacted to the credit crisis by committing to large scale economic stimulus packages, which include bringing forward infrastructure projects, making tax cuts, providing liquidity to key industrial sectors, guaranteeing bank loans, purchasing assets, injecting capital and, in some cases, nationalising banks or insurance companies. Stimulus packages…

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES IN BEAR MARKETS?

As an investor in the equity markets, it is natural to feel elation at rising share prices. We all feel wealthier – at least on paper. As fund managers, we understand that prices fluctuate far more widely than values. Rather than despairing over falling prices, we fund mangers see them as long-term buying opportunities. The…

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GOVERNMENT’S MOVE TO ACCRUAL ACCOUNTING

As the public sector begins the implementation of its conversion to Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP) for government, an examination of how this will assist in effective service delivery is necessary. The fundamental question is whether or not this exercise will provide benefits for the South African public – or if it will simply cost…

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OVERHAULING YOUR FIXED ASSETS

Ever since the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in South Africa in 2005, and even more so with the impending adoption of Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP) in the public sector, many entities in both the private and the public sectors have been finding the need to reconstruct their fixed asset registers. This…

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INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE STANDARD ON CONTROLS AT A THIRD PARTY SERVICE ORGANISATION

Given recent developments in corporate governance and internal control, organisations are required to provide more and more information about their own internal controls environment to a variety of external and internal stakeholders. In addition, the current regulatory environment presents new challenges, specifically with regard to the internal control reporting requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, the…

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ETHICS: The Source of Ethics?

In the longstanding lecturers’ tradition of using imagined names that only the lecturer thinks are funny, I recently asked my students why it is wrong for Mr Tickenbash CA(SA) to provide assurance services to a company where he is a non-executive director. In the longstanding students’ tradition of giving an answer that only the student…

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