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

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Cover Story: Soaring From Small-Town To San Francisco

Jared Tubb tells us how a decade ago, his girlfriend at the time, Sarah, asked him if he’d ever consider moving to the US. His response to her without even thinking was, ‘No, not even for vacation!’ He laughs at his response now. Now he’s happily married to Sarah and thriving in San Francisco just…

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20 Investment tips for 2020

With the start of a new year and a new decade in full swing, Marriott Asset Management provides 20 investment tips for 2020. by Preston Narainsamy, Preston is an Investment Professional at Marriott Establish your financial goals. This will enable you to put together an effective investment plan with an appropriate long term allocation to…

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Board independence: King IV recommends a balanced approach

South African boards should be looking carefully at King IV’s guidance on board composition and director independence rather than simply trying to impose a one-size-fits-all rule, says Richard Foster CD(SA), a governance advisor, professional non-executive director and Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) facilitator. An overemphasis on independence can actually rob boards of institutional…

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Headline: CEO pessimism over global growth reaches record high

In every region across the world, CEOs predict slower growth. South African CEOs are pessimistic about the rate of global economic growth with 44% believing that it will decline over the next 12 months. CEOs in South Africa are more pessimistic than their global counterparts regarding their organisations’ growth prospects in 2020. Only 14% of…

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Switching to cloud-native document automation saves costs and improves cash flow

By Chris de Zeeuw, founding partner and Managing Director of Capisol Software Approximately 25-30% of accountants’ time is taken up searching for documents. As a result, many companies are spending unnecessary time searching for invoicing information and documents, correcting errors, or ensuring document compliance when all of these processes can be safely automated. Finance and…

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Networking Key to Business Success

Accounting professionals can go from surviving to thriving with the right network By: Jason Blumer The small and medium-sized business sector is the lifeblood of every economy. Whether you are in the US, UK, Australia or South Africa, you will hear about the importance of nurturing small businesses. One of the most rewarding elements of…

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Allianz Risk Barometer 2020: Cyber top peril for companies in South Africa

9th annual survey on top business risks attracts record participation of 2,700+ experts from over 100 countries Cyber incidents have become more damaging and expensive for companies – and often result in lawsuits and litigation after the event Business interruption ranks second, but remains a key challenge with digitalization and civil unrest creating new causes…

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New Mini John Cooper Works

In both models, the extraordinarily powerful engine is combined as standard with a new eight-speed Steptronic sports transmission, including mechanical differential lock on the front axle, an ALL4 All- Wheel Drive System, a specifically engineered chassis, and additional reinforcement modifications for the body structure, engine connection and chassis fastenings. This enables the John Cooper Works…

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CPD: The enhanced auditor’s report

Post-Implementation review in South Africa The new and revised auditor reporting standards became effective for audits offinancial statements for periods ending on or after 15 December 2016. With more than two years of post-implementation experience, SAICA provides an overview and analysis of the revised format of the auditor’s reports of certain entities listed on the…

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