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Accountability and judgement – Two of the most significant competencies required for this new world
Accountability and judgement – Two of the most significant competencies required for this new world
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Johannesburg, 10 September 2020 - The core of the accounting profession is embedded in its very name – ‘account’. The word has multiple meanings all surrounded by one common theme.
Accounting ethics: Why character matters
Accounting ethics: Why character matters
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Johannesburg, 8 September 2020 - 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 a saintly person.
SAICA announces the finalists for the 2020 Top-35-under-35 Chartered Accountants competition
SAICA announces the finalists for the 2020 Top-35-under-35 Chartered Accountants competition
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Johannesburg, 4 September 2020 - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has announced its finalists for the 2020 Top-35-under-35 Chartered Accountants competition.
Financial statements to undergo a facelift
Financial statements to undergo a facelift
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Johannesburg, 3 September 2020 - How many times have shareholders and other users of financial statements questioned the quality of financial information that companies provide in financial statements? The manner in which financial information is presented and disclosed could impact how the users of financial statements perceive the content and context provided in those financial statements. Financial statements are an important tool for communicating the financial performance, financial position and cash flows of a company. In addition, financial statements enable users to form an opinion, for example, on the liquidity and solvency of the company. They are also a mechanism which can be used to hold management accountable for the resources entrusted to it by shareholders, writes Bongeka Nodada, SAICA Project Director: Financial Reporting.
SME’s Reporting Revival and COVID-19’s influence
SME’s Reporting Revival and COVID-19’s influence
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Johannesburg, 26 August 2020 - In 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) sent out a Request for Information (RFI) to assess the market’s appetite for the potential comprehensive review and overhaul of financial reporting for Small Medium Enterprises (IFRS for SMEs), writes Milton Segal, SAICA Senior Executive: Corporate Reporting.
Anoj Singh excluded from SAICA membership following conclusion of his disciplinary hearing
Anoj Singh excluded from SAICA membership following conclusion of his disciplinary hearing
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Johannesburg, 21 August 2020 – In July 2019, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) suspended Mr. Anoj Singh’s membership pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing. Mr. Singh’s disciplinary hearing concluded in July 2020 and the SAICA Disciplinary Committee has made its final ruling, finding him guilty of 12 of the 18 charges proffered against him.
From Trainee to Citizen – enter SAICA’s Trainee Trailblazer competition today
From Trainee to Citizen – enter SAICA’s Trainee Trailblazer competition today
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Johannesburg: Thursday 20 August 2019 – Are you a SAICA trainee with a passion for citizenship or do you know a SAICA trainee who is? Don’t underestimate yourself, your achievements or your desire to change the world. If you’re making a real difference in society, you have what it takes to be the first SAICA Trainee Trailblazer.
Employment Tax Incentive Abuse Scheme
Employment Tax Incentive Abuse Scheme
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Johannesburg, 20 August 2020 – Members of the Recognised Controlling Bodies (RCBs), the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT), have in the last 12 months reported various Employment Tax Incentive Schemes (ETI) being marketed to them or their clients.
Accounting for sustainability – BCom students get behind the UN SDGs
Accounting for sustainability – BCom students get behind the UN SDGs
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Johannesburg: Friday 14 August 2020 – Entries for the 2020 Student Leadership Summit (SLS) Competition are open. BCom CA-stream students are being challenged to put together a Sustainable Development Goal (or SDG) focused business case that illustrates how they are empowering and improving the country through a community-based project that works towards solving one or more of the UN's SDGs.
Impact of employees’ health and wellbeing on your company’s bottom line
Impact of employees’ health and wellbeing on your company’s bottom line
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Johannesburg, 11 August 2020 – Corporates are currently dealing with how to report company performance whilst navigating a myriad of uncertainties due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  This includes ensuring that not just the financial information but the environmental, social and governance elements of the annual report are an accurate reflection of the company’s response to this pandemic. Reporting on employee health has largely been neglected, even though the wellbeing of employees has a substantial impact on business success and sustainability.