Category Archives: Accountants

WHEN SHOULD FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BE AUDITED, REVIEWED OR COMPILED?

The Companies Act of South Africa (the Act) requires all companies to prepare financial statements within 6 months after the end of its financial year. A very popular question among business owners with regards to financial statements is whether the … Continue reading

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CA’s BEHAVING BADLY: THE SAICA PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT CODE EXPLAINED

The accounting profession is under pressure at the moment to improve public perceptions on whether they, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically. “Since the widespread reports of various chartered accountants’ unethical behaviour, it has become apparent to … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE MOULD ON TRADITIONAL CA JOB OPTIONS

With the spotlight on the ethics and integrity of the major players in the auditing sector, landing an opportunity to do your training as a chartered accountant (CA) at a Big Four firms may no longer be all it’s cracked … Continue reading

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NEW CODE EXTENDS ACCOUNTANTS’ ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS

A professional accountant’s obligation to report non-compliance with laws and regulations has become more stringent, thanks to a new section to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants’ code. Non-compliance goes far beyond reportable irregularities, and includes non-actual or suspected … Continue reading

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