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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TECHNICAL: ACCOUNTING

SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF GAAP FOR SMEs SAICA, with the permission of ACCA, has loaded a brief and ‘easy-to-use’ summary of the Statement of GAAP for SMEs on its website. This summary is endorsed by Paul Pacter, the Director of Standards for SMEs at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and is based on the…

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NEWS: DISCIPLINARY NOTICES

At its meeting on 26 October 2007, the Professional Conduct Committee considered the following matters: An Associate General Accountant (AGA(SA)) had been charged with holding himself out as a Registered Auditor when not so registered. The associate did not respond to the charge sheet and the matter has been referred to the Disciplinary Committee, with…

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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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GLOBALISATION

The modern financial leader’s role includes making a strategic contribution to the business. Every financial leader should therefore understand globalisation. The facts, and the fiction. For starters, one should notice that the map of the world has changed. The new map does not have Europe at the centre. The reality is that the four largest…

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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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