Finance Trends 2019



#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Survey: Chartered accountants are still trusted

Despite the ethical crisis facing the South African auditing profession over the last year, a global survey shows that chartered accountants are still held in high regard, ahead of other professions where trust is a key element...

3 Dec 2018

A question of ethics

In this past year, our profession, and in particular, our reputation as independent auditors and chartered accountants, has been subjected to fairly intense scrutiny...

By Wendy Simmons 30 Nov 2018

Industry bodies unite to close loophole

Six professional accounting bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding to effectively close a loophole that allowed professionals with multiple memberships to evade the consequences of misconduct...

27 Nov 2018

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

AG urged to complete audit bill regulations

The Standing Committee on the Auditor General has urged the Office of the Auditor General to accelerate the completion of the development of regulations to give effect to the Public Audit Amendment Bill...

22 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

When things go bad. Business liquidation or business rescue?

South African companies in financial trouble are opting for business rescue rather than shutting their doors...

By Faith Ngwenya 13 Nov 2018

Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA

A new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examines the role of emotional intelligence in developing the accountancy profession needed for a fast-evolving digital age...

Issued by ACCA 13 Nov 2018

Helping SA companies to get serious about innovation

South Africa fares poorly when it comes to innovation in part because many organisations have no clear guidelines on what innovation actually entails...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Nov 2018

Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution

Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, has announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice...

Issued by Silversoft 9 Nov 2018

#NewBiz: BDO appoints The Looking Glass, Alphabet Soup

BDO South Africa has appointed The Looking Glass and Alphabet Soup to launch their first local advertising campaign in line with BDO's merger with Grant Thornton Johannesburg...

8 Nov 2018

IRBA reports to Parliament on VBS

The IRBA told Parliament that it has followed the VBS Mutual Bank developments from the time the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) placed the bank under curatorship...

8 Nov 2018

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