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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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: Accounting Profession’s Strategic Association With SA’s Universities

One of South Africa’s most daunting educational challenges is to ensure that the average student entering university has a foundation sufficiently strong to handle the demands of university life. With a view to contributing meaningfully to meeting that challenge, SAICA has accredited 13 universities to deliver the chartered accountancy [CA(SA)] programme comprising BCom and the…

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SAICA NEWS: Distance Learning Education

Challenges faced by students following the distance learning route There has been much press recently about the shortage of accountants and more specifically Chartered Accountants in South Africa [CAs(SA)]. This follows research conducted by SAICA in 2008. There are many challenges we face in developing young CAs(SA). One such challenge is in the Distance Learning…

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TECHNICAL: AUDITING

IAASB STAFF ISSUES Q&As TO GUIDE AUDITORS’ EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLARIFIED ISAs; AND ADDRESSES SME ISSUES To assist auditors worldwide in implementing the clarified International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), the staff of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has developed a new question and answer publication entitled Applying ISAs Proportionately with the Size…

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UNDERSTANDING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE CURRENT GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ON BUSINESS

With the initial storm having subsided slightly, global companies are coming to grips with the fact that exiting the storm is going to take a little longer than anticipated. Local companies are realising that the worst may not be over, and that the aftermath may have damaging consequences. South Africa is seeing the consequences of…

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