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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How to Ignite Your Career One of the best movies ever made is “The Dead Poets Society”, which stars Robin Williams as an inspiring school teacher. I will never forget the scene where he takes his students into the memorabilia hall decorated with the photos of past students. He refers to the photos with phrases…

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ACCOUNTING INTERPRETATIONS AGREEMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF REAL ESTATE The IFRIC has issued IFRIC 15 – Agreements for the Construction of Real Estate. The Interpretation will standardise accounting practice across jurisdictions for the recognition of revenue among real estate developers for sales of units, such as apartments or houses, ‘off-plan’, i.e. before construction is complete.…

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QE1 CHANGES SAICA and its education committee (EDCO), after consulting with its various stakeholders and after careful deliberation, have decided to change the timing of the Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination (QE). As from 2010, the exams will be written at the end of January with the results being released in April each year.…

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MIB: MEMBERS IN BUSINESS More than 70% of chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) practise in commerce and industry – the largest constituency of SAICA’s total membership. With the aim of addressing the constituency’s needs, SAICA recently hosted the inaugural SAICA Captains of Industry Gala Dinner and official…

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STRAIGHT SHOOTING

IFRS or GAAP The Accounting Practices Board agreed to issue IFRSs (International Financial Reporting Standards) as Statements of GAAP in late 2003. The JSE Limited required listed companies to comply with IFRSs from 2005. Effectively IFRSs apply to all forms of companies registered in South Africa. The debate around the continued and increasing complexity of…

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SPECIAL REPORT: REAL EMPOWERMENT

Career highlights I started at Deloitte in 1988 and became the first black female partner and subsequently Chairman at Deloitte Southern Africa. I am also a former first woman president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), a body dedicated to nurturing emerging black accountants. Academic involvement My commitment…

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