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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EFFECTIVE NETWORKING FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

During the past decade, accounting and auditing firms have experienced a significant change. During better times, business was easier to acquire and maintain as clients deemed accountants and auditors to be authorities that dare not be questioned. Client fee sensitivity, competition, increased legislation, specialisation, and poor public image have made the practice of accounting and…

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GOOD NEWS: AFRICA: CONTINENT OF OPPORTUNITIES

The challenges facing Africa’s political growth and socio-economic development are daunting. Yet over the past few years, there has been increasing evidence showing that Africa’s tide of despair is turning. With eyes set on a vision of an Africa free from poverty, free from conflict and fully integrated into the global economy, governments, businesses, development…

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INTRODUCING THE NEW GENERATION

Why the New Generation column? The placement, development and empowerment of the new breed of Chartered Accountant CA(SA) represents a material percentage of employment nationally. It is clear that this generation, with their specific way of dressing, communicating and acting are entering our corporate world and climbing the corporate ladder at a fast pace. Having…

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IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?

In September 2001 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) added to its agenda the performance reporting project (later renamed the financial statements presentation project) with the aim of enhancing the usefulness of information presented in the income statement. In April 2004 the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) joined the IASB in working on this…

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LOST IN BEE VALUATION

In the 2003 film Lost in Translation, Bill Murray’s character experienced an acute culture shock when confronted with the differences between American and Japanese culture. This feeling must be shared by financial managers when forced to navigate the jargon surrounding the valuation of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transactions. Yet, it is critically important for the…

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