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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State of the Profession

A number of shocking accounting irregularities have brought to light instances where members of the profession have not lived up to the profession’s reputation of integrity, ethics and independence. The repercussions have been wide and detrimental. There is now a dire urgency for public trust and confidence of CAs(SA) to be regained. Read more

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Sponsored Content: How to find the right firm for a Chartered Accountant training programme

How to find the right firm for a Chartered Accountant training programme Landing an opportunity to do your training as a chartered accountant (CA) at a large auditing firm used to be the dream for new graduates. But the job market has changed in the last decade and the top jobs of the future look…

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Updates: Bee crisis: EU takes action

With many honeybee colonies collapsing, the EU’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid. Scientific studies have shown that these insecticides have been linked to declining bee populations. Apparently these chemicals so disorient bees that they are unable to return to their hives…

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SA’s labour laws: Key changes and how they will affect you and your business

Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate. We can expect to see a number of amendments to the country’s core labour law acts – the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act…

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SARS cuts the 2018 Tax season by a month!

This just in: SARS announced on their website that they have shortened the 2018 tax season for non-provisional tax payers (individual tax payers who earn a salary and who do not have additional income sources such as interest or rental income) by month to allow more time for finalising verifications and audits before year end.…

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ANALYSIS: Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements

Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements IAASB: Feedback on discussion paper AUTHOR │ Hayley Barker Hoogwerf, Project Director: Assurance at SAICA After a board meeting held in December 2017, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued a feedback statement to inform stakeholders of the key messages received in response to their outreach activities…

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Focus: Leading Through Innovation

FNB’s innovation programme has resulted in more than 10 000 implemented innovations to date and remains central to the bank’s growth strategy and its ability to deliver on its brand promise of helping customers. We spoke to chief Imagineer Jolandé Duvenage to learn more about how innovation is changing the game in the financial services…

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Take Ownership of Your Relationships

We all continually hear about communication as a vital factor for success. However, within the business environment, without effective communication (and all the competencies that surround it) there cannot be any success. Often the professional working arenas place a strong focus on the technical aspects of a job, with the assumption that the human elements…

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