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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Opinion piece: Tackling cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

By Lukas van der Merwe, Specialist Sales Executive: Security at T-Systems South Africa Using AI and automation is essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation have become critical to security. The sheer volume of attempted attacks means that it is impossible for human analysts to examine them all to identify real and serious threats. AI and…

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SAICA is celebrating 40 years of Trust Leadership

On this day 40 years ago, the provincial councils of the erstwhile Transvaal, the Cape, Natal and Free State, in a joint meeting, dissolved the National Council (formerly the Joint Council of the Chartered Societies) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) was established. Today, 12 February 2020, therefore marks 40 years of…

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Top-35-under-35 2019 Finalist Wins Women in Finance of the Year Award

Congratulations, Ashanika Perimal CA(SA), for winning the Women in Finance of the Year award at the annual The Future of Finance and CFO Summit in London. The award celebrates an individual who are dedicated to being a driving force for superior performance in the world of finance. We celebrate this wonderful achievement with you! From…

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CPD: Demonstrating the exercise of professional scepticism auditing accounting estimates

Auditors recognise the importance of exercising an appropriate level of professional scepticism during the performance of an audit but get stuck on how to practically demonstrate that this has been achieved. This article provides an overview of the provisions included in ISA 540 (Revised) relating to the practical application of professional scepticism when auditing accounting…

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