RECOMMEND: APC Results 2020 & Honours Roll

SAICA congratulates candidates who overcame the difficulties of COVID-19 to achieve success in the 2020 APC SAICA announced that 1 653 of the 3 880 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in December 2020 successfully demonstrated their competence in the assessment. ‘SAICA would like to recognise the 2020 cohort for their dedication…

Mandatory climate-related disclosure

New Zealand took a bold and pioneering step in taking legislative steps to make climate-related disclosure compulsory. By doing so, it has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their businesses The New Zealand government is specifically targeting…

Does the future of work put you first?

SAICA embraces the call on the accountancy profession to focus increasingly on people. A people-centric profession will ensure that employees are able to bring their best and authentic selves to the work environment As the world navigates the many changes it faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among others, the world of work as we…

Clarification on Ethical values and attitudes

The SAICA CPD policy states that all SAICA members and associates are required to: Paragraph 2.2: Undertake relevant continuing professional development (CPD) activities on an annual basis Paragraph 2.1.1(b): Follow an output-based measurement approach to CPD by demonstrating the maintenance and development of relevant competence by generating an annual CPD reflective plan Paragraph 2.1.1(f): Undertake…

Disclosure – The pathway to corporate reporting reform

In the 1980s, there were essentially three elements to corporate reporting: an income statement, which focused on profitability, a balance sheet that focused on solvency, and a cash flow statement that concentrated on movements in cash and essentially working capital. The associated disclosure, too, was relatively narrow. Notes to the balance sheet provided reconciliations to…

Strategy in practice

In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders (all chartered accountants) to strategy. This month I was in conversation with RACHEL NKGODI, deputy group chief financial officer at Alexander Forbes During our conversation, Rachel Nkgodi highlighted various important and practical aspects relating to strategy. The practical aspects of strategy Strategy…

From distress to success

After making the tough decision to enter your company into business rescue protection, you are faced with making the most important decision for the business’ future success – who do I appoint as my business rescue practitioner (BRP)? Planning to enter business rescue It is well documented that the key to success in the business…