Why character matters

An accountant’s character is their product, and once an accountant’s integrity is in doubt, the product loses its value. We generally assume that a person can be good at their job without also being a good human being. We can easily imagine an exceptional golfer, or mathematician, or chef, who isn’t at the same time…

Building ethical professionals

The SAICA mentoring programme, which started in 2017, is aimed at developing and maintaining an ethical professional culture. One of the perennial challenges for professional bodies has been how to ensure ethical behaviour of their members to protect clients and the public and to protect their members at the same time. High-profile ethical breaches have…

Answering the call to ethical behaviour

SAICA implores those holding SAICA designations to seriously reflect upon their role within the broader context and their responsibilities to uphold the standards of behaviour expected and to consider the consequences not acting ethically or without the required competence and skills Over the past few years, the number of widely publicised corporate scandals alleged to…

Advice: Am I An Asset?

The accountants attending our annual user conference earlier this year paused for thought about how to navigate the rapidly changing workplace as we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And they asked some insightful questions about what it means to be a valuable employee today. Read the full article here.