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

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Cover Story: Vincent Motholo – An inspiring visionary

Over the past 15 years, Vincent Motholo has built a career marked by substantial development and success. As a qualified and experienced CA(SA) and registered auditor, Vincent is currently the chairperson of SAICA, having served on its audit and risk committee as an independent non-board member. He has also served on various other committees and…

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Recommend: Principles versus rules in professional ethics

By adopting a principles-based code, SAICA requires all its members to apply professional judgement at all times to identify, evaluate and address threats to professional accountants’ compliance with the fundamental principles of ethics. These principles determine the standard of behaviour that the public can expect of members of the profession, and adhering to the code…

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Recommend: On the relevance of IFRS financial statements

Although billions are spent every year preparing and auditing financial statements, many people question the relevance and usefulness of IFRS-compliant financial statements. In this article I interrogate two common reasons given for IFRS’ declining relevance, discuss two additional considerations, and make a few suggestions I love IFRS. I think it is amazing what one can…

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Focus: The digitisation of assurance

Buzzwords like automation, mechanisation and digitisation can sound like the end of the human workforce and the loss of personalisation, but they offer a bright and efficient future for the assurance industry Digitisation, automation and transformation. Machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). The lexicon of technology buzzwords has become, for many sectors, representative of…

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