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EDITORIAL
02 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small business owners have a good feeling about 2015 »
A new survey from online accounting software provider  Xero  found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses ar...
30 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accountants and spying »
NSA whistleblower , Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a duty t...
07 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accountants - Acting in public or private interest? »
Organs of State are constitutionally bound to act in the public interest. This seems fairly obvious. But what happens if t...
09 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A changing profession »
Ernst and Young reports that the most common level of education for a CFO is a degree in finance (29%), followed by a MBA...
27 March 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Accounting for the underworld »
Are accounting services amoral? Does it matter what type of business your client is in? Do we just collate the information...

FROM THE PROFESSION
13 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
PWC sees global revenues rise 6% »
PricewaterhouseCoopers reported Tuesday that its global revenues in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 increased 6 perce...
10 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive coaching in the accounting profession is gaining popularity »
The use of executive coaching as a leadership development tool is becoming increasingly popular within the accounting prof...
27 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey to improve professional learning »
Help establish how best mobile devices can be leveraged in professional skills development by taking this Wits University...
31 March 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
CPD Deadline »
The CPD Monitoring Cycle started 31 January 2014. If you have not submitted your CPD Declaration you need to do so ...
28 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Congress of Accountants »
The next World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) will be held November 10-13, 2014 in Rome, Italy,  Full details are ava...

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING
12 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements amendments published »
IFRS 11 addresses the accounting for interests in joint ventures and joint operations.  The amendments made are in re...
07 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accounting error reduces share value of Bank of America »
The BBC reports that shares in US banking giant Bank of America dropped 6% after the bank announced a suspension of its...
27 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sharia Compliant Instruments and Transactions »
In 2011, the IASB (the Board) conducted a consultation on topics to be included in its technical agenda. As a consequence...
04 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guide for micro entities using IFRS for SME »
The IASB has issued a guide for micro entities that want to prepare financial statements using IFRS for SME. Basically the...
03 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will SARS hone in on accountants? »
In the UK the taxman is scrutinising financial statements. Will SARS follow suit? The UK taxman, HMRC, is reviewing fina...

AUDIT AND ASSURANCE
08 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Issuing EME certificates »
The IRBA has issued a FAQ guide for registered auditors conducting BBBEE verifications. The guide is also useful for accou...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Services only auditors may provide »
A number of acts, regulations and policies require the appointment of an auditor to issue an auditors report. An auditor i...
31 March 2014   (5 Comments - view/add)
Services BAP(SA) may provide »
Business Accountants in Practice (SA) are recognised in legislation to perform the a range of services. THis includes comp...
28 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guide for accounting officers »
The SAIBA Technical Department has just completed an update of the SAIBA Guide to Accounting Officer Engagements .  ...
24 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guide for review engagements »
IFAC issued a new guide to review engagements. The guide includes the following features: Illustrative examples Relevan...

LEGISLATION WATCH
09 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on new laws signed »
Electronic Communications Amendment Act Signed 2014-04-09 The Presidency The Electronic Communications Amendmen...
27 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ROE deadline extended »
The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for the submission of the 2013 Return of Earnings (Form W.As.8). The no...
04 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Directors liable for reckless conduct »
Section 77, as read with section 22 of the Act, penalises and holds directors personally liable for any loss incurred thro...
03 February 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guide to the Protection of Personal Information Act »
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) regulates how companies may collect and store information about their cu...
03 February 2014   (4 Comments - view/add)
BBBEE amendments and EMEs »
As provided under the current Codes, Exempted Micro-Enterprises (EMEs) are deemed to have a Level 4 BBBEE status and start...

TAX
13 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's why Cayman is top of the tax haven list »
The Premier of the Cayman Islands, Alden McLaughlin, sought to drum up business for the territory's tax-free zone during t...
02 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Urgent Notice from SARS affecting Tax Practitioners »
We have been informed by our sister organisation, The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) that SARS has ma...
08 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 worst excuses people gave for filing late tax returns »
The UK Tax Office HMRC published its list of its oddest 10 excuses it has received for those who failed to file on time -...

MANAGEMENT
28 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ten Tips for New Executives »
In my old age, I would like to believe that some of the things I have learned might help those who are now plowing the...
04 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 Stupid things accountants do »
Most accountants discount their fees by 10 to 30% at the start of the engagement and then over-service and fail to recover...
04 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFOs not really using IT »
An ACCA report found that CFO's are not fully utilising technology to improve efficiencies.  The report summarised...

LAW AND REGULATION
28 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fair dismissal has no place in contracts »
Some employers qualify the termination provisions in their standard employment contracts, by stating that they will only t...
27 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CIPC News »
SAIBA is part of the CIPC Stakeholder Meetings. A meeting to discuss practitioner issues was held in March and we provide...

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