2021 SAICA Certificate in IFRS - Masterclass

Advantages of this course

  • A look at the theory in each of the IFRS Standards and Interpretations
  • Practical examples and case studies looking at the application of the standards
  • Discussion groups looking at listed company Annual Financial Statements and the application of the standards therein
  • E-learning modules on most of the IFRS standards
  • Small classes designed to enhance discussions
  • Online certificate assessment
  • Allows participants to meet their CPD requirements on either the input or output method

Understanding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a prerequisite for all effective financial professionals in their roles within their organisations, be they board and audit committee members, financial directors and managers, auditors or consultants. SAICA continues to offer its members the opportunity to refresh and improve their knowledge on the practical application of IFRS through an interactive and comprehensive part-time course - the SAICA Certificate in IFRS.

This highly successful programme focuses on the practical application of the requirements of IFRS using real life examples and case studies.

The upcoming sessions constitutes 8 interactive virtual contact sessions (webinars) set out over 4 consecutive weeks. The 2021 course dates are detailed below.

One of the most popular features of the course is how easily accessible the course training material is, both during the course and for reference purposes thereafter. Participants each receive access to an interactive web-based application containing all the course materials. The web application will give the participant access to e-learning modules on each IFRS Standard as well as access to case studies and example financial statements, and is accessible from any browser on a desktop computer or mobile device. In addition to the e-learning modules, the application provides access to the actual IFRS Standards. Furthermore, users are able to perform searches across all the Standards, meaning they effectively have a complete, searchable library at their fingertips. This effectively makes the application a one stop solution for all information that one may need in the application of IFRS.

To find out about the course, you can view the introductory video.


Upcoming sessions - Each virtual contact session (interactive webinar) runs for 3 hours

09:00 - Contact session commences
12:00 - Contact session concludes

Course Content

  • Understand financial reporting across all IFRSs
  • Apply principles, concepts and knowledge of IFRS in a business context
  • Produce and interpret financial statements and information
  • Make more informed business decisions
  • Assess the standards' commercial impact on your business
  • Provide practical business advice
  • Discussion of practical application of IFRS standards in the world of COVID-19

The facilitators are all CAs(SA) and JSE-accredited IFRS Advisors. This team of IFRS experts has delivered extensive training both locally and globally to SAICA members.

Raymond Chamboko CA(SA), JSE Registered IFRS Advisor, Director at W.consulting
Raymond has been involved in IFRS implementation projects for JSE-listed and public interest entities for a number of years and has, over the years, gained significant experience in the interpretation and practical application of IFRS. His industry experience includes, amongst others, agriprocessing, manufacturing, mining and public Utilities (Power & Water). He has also consulted to the World Bank on capacity building on IFRS skills and monitoring in Southern Africa. He is a co-author of the publications Applying IFRS for SMEs and for a number of years was co-author of the internationally-renowned Wiley Interpretation and Application of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Raymond is a member of the IFRS Foundation's Small and Medium-Sized Entities Implementation Group (SMEIG) and of the Financial Reporting Investigations Panel of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He also serves on the Zimbabwe Accounting Practices Board and sits on the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Legal & Compliance Committee.

Blaise Colyvas CA(SA), JSE Registered IFRS advisor, Director at W.consulting
Blaise provides technical consulting services and training to clients, both locally and abroad. His areas of expertise include Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP), IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA). He previously worked at Grant Thornton as an Audit Manager, Gobodo Inc as a Senior Manager in the Technical Standards division, and at Protect a Partner International as Head of Accounting and Technical Excellence.

In March 2012 he was appointed by the South African Minister of Finance to serve as a board member of the Accounting Standards Board (ASB), the body responsible for developing and issuing Standards of GRAP for use in the South African public sector. In September 2015 he was elected Chairman of the Technical Committee of the ASB, and also served on the management committee of the Board. Blaise has recently rotated out of these roles. He serves on the Accounting Practices Committee of SAICA and this role as well as his previous roles provide him with very good insight on developments in the accounting field and their impact on the strategic thrust of companies.

Bridget Altenkirk CA (SA), JSE Registered IFRS advisor Bachelor of Law (LLB), Technical Manager at W.consulting
Prior to joining W.consulting, Bridget completed her articles with PwC with a focus on Telecommunication, Information and Entertainment clients. Subsequently, she worked as an IFRS Technical consultant at PwC's Capital Markets and Accounting Consulting Services division. In particular she has been involved in the implementation of the new revenue standard and filled the role of the secretary of the PwC Global ACS Revenue subgroup. Bridget spent time working abroad and was involved in an IFRS implementation project at one of Australia's largest listed telecommunications companies.

Bridget's IFRS knowledge and experience is diverse and extends across a number of different standards and industries. She provides technical consulting services and training on these standards, both locally and abroad.

Dates And Venues
2 ,4 ,8 ,10,15 ,24 ,29 June and 7 JulyNationalInteractive virtual contact sessions Closed
7,12,15,19,22,26,28 July and 2 August 2021 NationalInteractive virtual contact sessions Cancelled
13,15,20,22,27, 29 September and 4 and 6 October 2021NationalInteractive virtual contact sessions Reserve a place
9,11,15,17,22,24,29 November and 1 December 2021NationalInteractive virtual contact sessions Reserve a place
Your investment will be R23,590 (inclusive of 15% VAT)

SAICA's CPD policy has changed effective 1 January 2020 from an input measurement basis to an output measurement basis. Learning and the development of professional competence is unique to each member and should be aligned to your personal needs identified in your reflective learning plans. For further information and guidance, go to SAICA's CPD website.

As a result of the above, you will no longer be required to swipe your CPD card at events or to log hours with SAICA.

If  you are required to log CPD hours (for instance if you are a SAICA Tax Practitioner or registered with other professional bodies or organisations such as the IOD, SAIPA, SAIT etc), please note that this seminar affords you 24 hours of CPD. 

How To Enrol

Upon registration, you will be requested to indicate your preferred programme dates of attendance. Should you not be able to attend all the sessions in the month that you have selected, you will be able to attend the repeat of those sessions missed at a later point provided that the workshop attendance is completed within 6 months of commencing the programme. Thereafter, you will have a further period of 1 year from that date in which to complete the online certificate assessment.

Book online: Please note that the 'Book online' button is disabled as you would need to be logged in to register for the event
Log in: To log in, you would need your username and password.
Register as a website user: If you are not a SAICA member or have never attended a SAICA event, you would need to register as a new user on the website. Your login details would be emailed to you and after you have updated your details you would then be able to register for the event.
Username and password: If you are a SAICA member or a non member having attended a SAICA event previously, you would automatically have been assigned a username and password. If however, you have forgotten your username, please call the SAICA Contact Centre which will assist you.
Add multiple attendees: If you would like to add multiple attendees, you would be required to log in and have the ID numbers or SAICA numbers of the attendees you wish to register. If you enter an ID number that does not exist on the database, it is a quick process to register the delegate as a user first and then add them as an attendee.
Please note that telephonic reservations are not accepted.

Investment / Fee
Investment R 23 590,00
Terms And Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions of Business

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  1. Bookings and Confirmations
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    5. Payment shall be made by electronic funds transfer, or direct deposit to a bank account to be designated on the invoice, or by credit card payment using the payment facility on the SAICA website.
    6. Individuals shall not be entitled to receive a refund of the Event fee except in circumstances where -
      1. there was an overbooking by SAICA;
      2. or the Event was cancelled.
  3. Cooling-off Period
  4. All payments by means of an electronic transaction shall be subject to section 44 (Cooling-Off Period) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No 25 of 2002, as amended. As such, individuals shall be entitled to cancel this agreement without reason or penalty within 7 (seven) days after the date of the booking.
    1. If the cooling-off period under clause 7.1 does not apply, and a person is a consumer protected by the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 and the person makes a booking as a result of direct marketing, then that person shall be entitled (under section 16 (Consumer's right to cooling-off period after direct marketing) of the Consumer Protection Act) to cancel this agreement within five (5) business days after the date of the booking by completing and sending to SAICA the notice attached hereto as Annexure A.
  5. Cancellations
  6. Individuals wishing to cancel a booking must send a written cancellation notice to the person whose name and contact details appear under the Contact Details section of the brochure. Telephonic cancellations will not be accepted.
    1. All cancellations received less than 8 (eight) calendar days prior to the date of the Event shall incur a cancellation fee of 50% (fifty) percent of the Event fee.
    2. Individuals who have booked for an Event but fail to cancel, or transfer (in accordance with 7 below) or substitute (in accordance with 6 below) a booking shall remain liable for the booking and as a result thereof forfeit the Event fee.
    3. No cancellation fee shall be levied by SAICA on cancellation of a booking for reasons of death or hospitalisation.
    4. Failure to a) cancel within 4 working days of the event and/or; b) not show up at a free event; shall attract an administration fee of R350 free events.
  7. Substitutions
    1. Individuals are entitled to substitute bookings that have been confirmed. Only written substitution requests will be considered. Telephonic requests for substitution will not be accepted.
    2. A request for substituting an individual for another must be submitted to SAICA in writing 24 (twenty four) hours before the date of the Event. No late substitution requests will be considered. Requests for substitution must be sent to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below.
    3. Non-members who substitute a member will be liable for the difference between the member Event fee and non-member Event fee.
  8. Transfers
    1. Requests for the transfer of a booking to a different Event venue or Event date or different Event ('Transfer') shall be made in writing to SAICA. Requests for Transfers must be made to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below. Telephonic transfers will not be accepted.
    2. No charges will be levied for a Transfer unless a request for a Transfer is received 15 (fifteen) working days after the first booking, in which case an administration fee of R300 (three hundred rand) shall be charged..
    3. Transfer requests received within 3 (three) working days prior to the Event date shall be subject to a charge amounting to 50% (fifty percent) of the Event fee.

  9. Webcast disclaimer
  10. Whilst SAICA takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the access to the webcast is reliable and the webcast is of the highest quality and standard, SAICA will not be held liable for any mistakes, omissions, loss, or damage due to the use of the platform. We cannot provide any warranty or guarantee of any nature, express or implied in respect of the information within the webcast, the opinions of the presenters or perceived quality of the experiences or services rendered. Furthermore SAICA will not be held liable for the conduct of the host instructor or institution or any potential benefits not provided against information contained therein

  11. Protection of Personal Information (POPIA)

  12. Collection and Lawful Processing of Personal Information: SAICA respects your privacy and recognise the importance of protecting your privacy in respect of your personal information. By registering for this webinar we will collect or verify, and process your personal information mainly for the purpose of understanding your requirements and delivering our services accordingly. What Personal Information we collect and process: Upon your registration for this webinar we will collect or verify your personal information, including but not limited to your full name, membership number and contact details. Processing of Personal Information: The personal information we collect or verify will only be processed for the purpose it is collected for. Please follow this link for our complete Data Protection Notice. For our General Data Protection & Retention Policy and Privacy Policy please follow this link.

  13. Limitation of Liability
    To the extent allowed by law, SAICA shall not be liable to any person whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage caused by or arising from any fact or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of SAICA, or which is consequential or incidental or damage of whatever nature and howsoever arising from or in connection with any booking. To the extent allowed by law, SAICA's liability shall in any event and under all circumstances be limited to the refund of the Event fee.
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