VIEWPOINT: ARE YOU COVERED FOR DISABILITY?

This article is the fourth in a series of six that explores six common mistakes that can negatively impact one’s personal financial situation. Mistake number four: not realising the importance of disability cover Disability cover is there to protect the lifestyle of an individual and his or her dependants in the event that they cannot…

INFLUENCE: APC ACHIEVERS

Hard work, long hours and dedication … That’s what it took for these ten APC achievers to make the honours roll. We asked them to tell us a bit more about their journey to success HONOURS ROLL CANDIDATES (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Name Surname Training Office Professional Provider Programme CTA University Shaah Bootha PricewaterhouseCoopers APT University…

INFLUENCE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERVASIVE SKILLS

When are pervasive skills developed: in the academic, training, or professional programme? Monique Strauss-Keevy and Denise Maré investigated Pervasive skills are the so-called soft skills, which are defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people’. Pervasive skills are also referred to as non-technical skills,…

ANALYSIS: FOCUS ON KEY AUDIT MATTERS

The most significant enhancement in auditor reporting in recent history, at the heart of the call from investors and other users of audited financial statements for more entity-specific and relevant information, is the reporting of key audit matters. By Ciara Reintjes The new International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the…

VIEWPOINT: EDUCATION DOESN’T START AT UNIVERSITY

In January, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the success of any nation lies in education. He noted that skills shortages were straining economic growth, and education was the only solution to this problem. He said education enterprises relied on committed educators; that students needed to take education more seriously; and that businesses needed to…

COVER STORY: Conducting as a CEO

Devoted to one family and one firm, Andrew Hannington CA(SA) says he follows the Japanese model. Read his secrets of being a solution-finder and juggling the role as CEO of Grant Thornton JHB and his big family. Lynn Grala interviews him. It’s almost two years since Andrew Hannington took the reins as CEO of Grant…

VIEWPOINT: TIME OUT!

As a society living in an information era, we have the power of using the Internet to research any topic for ourselves. This presents a problem for speakers whose speaking slots have been reduced, when previously they were given longer slots to deliver information. Speakers of today need to be able to deliver content in…

ANALYSIS: BUDGET 2015: PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

National Treasury’s budget-setting process is quite complex, yet transparent and robust. This ensures that proper stakeholder consultation and input are taken into account before the final Tax Amendment Acts are signed into law. Muneer Hassan explains the process and how SAICA contributes to it: The annual National Treasury budget-setting process begins in November each year…