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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Top 35-under-35 PROFILES | Lauren Berrington – Celebrating 10 years

Queen of Tech – With her smarts for audit technology and automation, Bidvest’s Lauren Berrington is lauded as the woman behind ALICE™. She’s only just hit her stride. Lauren Berrington CA(SA) joins me virtually from the back porch of her house and we make small talk before easing into the conversation. She’s self-effacing, which is…

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Cover Story: Trevor Gosling Big dreams for small business

Trevor Gosling, the brains behind Lulalend, is extending even more financial assistance to small businesses through his new platform, Lula. Imagine a South Africa without small businesses. Imagine the impact on employment, especially since SMEs are increasingly responsible for job creation. Imagine the sluggishness of the economy, given that these entities contribute no less than…

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Profile – SAICA Member Engagement team

It’s important for you as a member to feel valued, supported and connected to your professional community, because you have worked hard to be a part of it. And that is exactly what the Member Engagement team wants to achieve. The Member Engagement team is passionate about knowing that each member is fully engaged and…

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Profile – Cindy McKay CA(SA) – A difference-making cocktail

The opportunity to enter the Top 35-Under-35 competition in its maiden year came with a lot of anticipation and surprises for the first group of finalists. For Cindy McKay, this opportunity inspired her to expand her business aspirations and cemented the fact that she was capable to achieve much more than what she thought she…

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Profile – Vianca Pretorius CA(SA) – It’s all about balance

Having plied her trade as a national training manager, Vianca Pretorius CA(SA) swears by coaching and mentorship. The capacious lobby at SAICA’s national headquarters is a scene of veritable busyness: scouting videographers on the hunt for perfect shots, a keen make-up team on standby … and Vianca Pretorius, SAICA Top-35-Under-35 alumnus, is a picture of…

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Viewpoints: Instill a culture of accountability and create a governance mindset

South Africa is in dire need of a culture of accountability and a governance mindset. The challenge is how to instill this and then maintain it. When we set out to develop ALICE™, we only wanted to make our own lives easier, increase coverage and de-risk our organisation appropriately. But when implementing ALICE™, there were…

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Viewpoints: Is work/life balance dead?

In recent years, the concept of work/life balance has become increasingly popular as people try to juggle the demands of work and personal life. However, some researchers have argued that work-life balance may not be a realistic or desirable goal. Instead, they suggest a new approach: work/life harmony. Work-life harmony emphasises the integration of work…

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Analysis: Comprehensive regulation of the financial reporting ecosystem 

Corporate failures trigger pressing questions about what went wrong and who is to blame. Laws and enforcement mechanisms are questioned, and attempts are made to solve for problems without exploring the core issues. Compliance requires improved scrutiny of the entire ecosystem, particularly in the case of public interest entities and entities with increased technological complexity…

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