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

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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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SPECIAL REPORT: Top 10 Statistics: Part II of the Qualifying Examination

Top 10 Statistics: Part II of the Qualifying Examination (Financial Management) SAICA is extremely pleased with the excellent pass rate achieved in the Part II Financial Management Exam (QEII) written in November 2008. An overall pass rate of 79% (previous year 53%) was achieved. The first time candidate pass rate was 81% compared to 63%…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: QUALIFICATION PROCESS AND CPD UPDATES

In our August 2008 edition, I outlined the process being followed to review the CA(SA) qualification process consistently to ensure maintenance of the standards we have grown so accustomed to. Much progress has been made since that date and I thought it important to remind members of where we are headed with the qualification process…

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CHALLENGES FACING THE MODERN DAY AUDITING PROFESSION

Will this lead to a big four audit market dominance? External auditing (hereafter referred to as auditing) has evolved from a routine checking of the books of account to a vital part of the governance process of companies. Factors such as the volume of transactions, information technology, globalisation and the constant increase in the complexity…

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