FOCUS: Bridging the COVID-19 knowledge gap is critical for accounting profession

An existing skills deficit has now become an urgent problem in search of a solution Lockdowns and the emergence of the work-from-home (WFH) model is exacerbating a competency problem in accounting and auditing. Before COVID-19 struck, it was already apparent that students taking the Initial Test of Competency given by the South African Institute of…

Thuthuka school project jumpstarted young CA(SA)’s career: Lizanne Campbell

The major hurdle that the accounting profession faces, along with other scarce-skill professions, is the low number of learners (just 12%) passing maths with marks above 60%. Despite this, the profession has been successful in sustaining its pipeline thanks, largely, to the efforts of the SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fun. Lizanne Campbell (28) CA(SA), Manager…