October 3, 2017

Getting to grips with audit quality

The accounting regulator is calling on firms to improve their audit quality control procedures. But what is audit quality and how do stakeholders know if a quality audit has been delivered? Caroline Biebuyck reports.
September 26, 2017
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Sustainable Development Goals – New approach that aligns with doing business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A report has been published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS, in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition outlining a new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as part of [...]
September 19, 2017

An overview of accounting enforcement in Europe

Financial reporting plays an essential role in securing and maintaining investors’ confidence in financial markets. It is now universally accepted that effective financial reporting depends on the rigorous and consistent enforcement of high quality standards.
September 5, 2017

The expert witness

Accountants are increasingly requested to provide expert evidence in court. This often involves cases regarding consequential loss of various kinds, business valuations, marital separations and opinions as to what is – or is not – professional competence. But do you really understand the role […]
August 22, 2017

Tools and techniques of the predictive practice

What if you could harness technology to see into the future? Welcome to the 'predictive practice'. There are four key pillars that inform the development of the predictive practice to help reconfigure today’s accounting work for an online world.
August 8, 2017

Two-speed economies: how do they work?

How does a two-speed economy work in a global economy? We look at some of the best examples. A 'two-speed economy' occurs where one sector of industry or business grows at a much more rapid rate than another [...]
July 25, 2017

More CEOS forced out of office for ethical lapses

The share of CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses has been on the rise, according to the “2016 CEO Success study” by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The study, which analysed CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies...
July 12, 2017
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SAICA – Audit Report 2017

From the 15th December 2016, the format and content of the auditor’s report as we knew it changed for all audits of financial statements. Every auditor’s report on the the audit of financial statements of any entity issued in South Africa, whether it is a mandatory audit or a voluntary […]
June 26, 2017

Business with a social impact: George Mubipe

Impact and purpose are recurring themes in George Mubipe’s career, culminating in his current role. For the past six years, he has been an Executive Director with Focus Financial Services, a lender to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia. The company began with the goal of providing finance to early-stage small businesses that might not otherwise have had access to capital.
June 12, 2017
The Future CA 2025

The Future CA 2025

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Einstein, with the uncanny future insight for which he was widely renowned, encapsulated the dichotomy that currently faces the accounting profession.