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

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COVID-19 is likely to reshape the world – here’s how accountants can help

By Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East As an accountant, you have an invaluable role to play in helping your clients survive the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic effects. With the pandemic and the national lockdown battering nearly every company in South Africa, they need your counsel and practical advice more…

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ITC and APC EXAM dates change due to Covid-19

We find ourselves in significantly challenging and difficult times: a constantly changing world which is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. With these uncertain circumstances we all need to rapidly adapt to change. Like many other organisations, SAICA finds itself in the position of having to make some very difficult decisions, particularly about the upcoming SAICA…

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IRBA Feedback Report on AQIs Issued

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) issued its Feedback Report on Audit Quality Indicators on 2 December 2019. This article gives an overview of the repor. The IRBA’s project to develop guidance on audit quality indicators (AQIs) is in line with the strategic objectives of the IRBA to be more proactive and assist in…

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ISA 315 (Revised 2019) – Overview of Revised Requirements

International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 315 (Revised), Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment (ISA 315 (Revised 2019)), was issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in December 2019 and is effective for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after 15…

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SAICA congratulates successful January ITC candidates

The Institute encourages perseverance for unsuccessful candidates and reminds them of a second opportunity. We would like to congratulate the 2 149 (of the 3 657) aspirant chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) who passed the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in January 2020. Those candidates who were unsuccessful will have another opportunity later in the year to…

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COVID-19 crisis – Audit offices responding in times of crisis

The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has demanded an extraordinary response by governments around the world. The fight against the biggest health threat of our time requires of every parliament, organisation, company and individual to respond quickly to this challenge. It cannot be business as usual. The same applies to national audit offices. Not…

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SDG: Wind energy company powering skills development work

Jill Johnson, senior executive at SAICAEnterprise Development South Africa is moving towards cleaner energy with Cabinet’s latest approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This IRP outlines wind power contribution to the future energy mix of 18%. South Africa has therefore seen the swift appearance of larger and smaller wind and solar farms in the past…

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