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

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5 Key areas to test when building an effective audit plan

Auditors today are working in an exceptionally complex and ever-evolving industry. In an environment where there is pressure to add more value with fewer people and less time, auditors are challenged to discover more risks, audit more areas, and uncover fraud for their clients. Yesterday − ineffective audit planning methods Historically, audits have often been…

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4 predictions for digital finance in 2025

The digital transformation of the finance function has continued relentlessly throughout 2020. We’re already starting to see the paybacks from making small, incremental changes to financial workflows by adopting emerging technologies. The pandemic is accelerating the speed of change and catalysing more investment in end-to-end automation and remote working. Where will the digital transformation of…

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8 Sustainability trends shaping business in 2021

As the global economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic, businesses have an opportunity to re-build with more socially and environmentally sustainable models. WWF South Africa has identified eight sustainability trends for businesses to watch and focus on in 2021. These are discussed below. Time to ‘build back better’ WWF South Africa is encouraging…

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Cover Story: Movers and shakers in the digital era

Building her personal branding: Zimasa Tile Zimasa Tile (29) from Johannesburg could be described as influential and inspiring, both in and out of the office. As a business manager to the head of investment banking South Africa (IBSA) at Standard Bank, Zimasa’s adult life is a far cry from the little orphan girl from Mount…

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What you need to know about the CA2025 competency framework

It is important to remember that as professional accountants we have a responsibility to act in the public interest, with the SAICA Code as the ultimate guide in helping us to navigate these uncertain times. The 5th of March 2020 was a momentous day, in that it marked the day the first COVID-19 case was…

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What you need to know about the CA2025 competency framework

On 10 March 2021, SAICA officially launched the approved CA2025 competency framework to stakeholders. This framework describes CAs(SA) as responsible leaders who behave ethically and deliver sustainable value to a wide range of stakeholders, now and into the future. The CA2025 competency framework is the culmination of a detailed research project with extensive consultation among…

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KPMG South Africa partners with ABASA to advance smaller black-owned firms

KPMG South Africa announced that the firm has entered into an MOU with the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), which is to be represented through the ABASA Business Forum, to create more meaningful and broad-based commitment to transformation in the profession by providing training and providing market exposure to…

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SA doctor receives high praise from the Royal family

A South African ICU doctor, Zolelwa Sifumba, who has been avidly campaigning to support healthcare staff, received a video call from Prince William and Princess Kate on Commonwealth Day to let her know that she has been heard. Zolelwa has endeavoured tirelessly to highlight the myriad of issues facing doctors and nurses throughout the COVID-19…

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