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

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Five small business mistakes you’ll regret in five years

Many small businesses make the same mistakes early on that come back to haunt them a few years later. This is because of all the roles that business owners take on, managing their finances and being diligent about record-keeping are among the most challenging. A crucial contributor to business success is accurate forecasting. Businesses have…

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Preventative controls: The amended Public Audit Act

In recent times, South Africans have been numbed by the sheer staggering numbers of wasteful, fruitless, unauthorised and irregular expenditure. In common definition, this is the type of expenditure that should not be tolerated by citizens whatever technical justifications are attached to their occurrence. The very existence of such expenditure suggests that those that persistently…

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SAAEPS 1 A practitioner’s perspective

The growth of assurance being provided on sustainability and integrated reports has required the auditing profession, through the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) Sustainability Standing Committee, to consider the value to be achieved through the provision of assurance on those non-financial indicators that have been identified by the client. The Sustainability Assurance Engagement Practice…

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Coronavirus accounting considerations

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in the city of Wuhan in China. The virus is now known as…

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Viewpoints: An entrepreneur at any age

Wealth Advisorou’re never too old to be an entrepreneur. While being an entrepreneur potentially carries higher rewards, it also carries extreme risks. And can one afford to lose a lifetime of savings at such a late stage? Mike Lledo CA(SA)IndependentFinancial Services Consultant Amazon’s Jeff Bezos just sold 3% of his stock for $3,5 billion. He…

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Profession urges South Africans to join the challenge and reduce their carbon footprint

As the world’s 14th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, South Africa’s carbon footprint is through the roof. While it is true that these emissions are principally due to our heavy reliance on coal (particularly when it comes to our electricity grid), the World Wildlife Fund estimates that our ecological footprint is about 2,8 hectares per…

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