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#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 18 hours ago

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#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
#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
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

Wendy Simmons, audit manager at Hobbs Sinclair
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

Ragiema Thokan-Mahomed
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?
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
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
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

Faith Ngwenya of Saipa
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
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
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
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
#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

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA
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

Digitalising the CFOs role
Digitalising the CFOs role

Gone are the days of relying on expansive spreadsheets to plan and consolidate company finances...

By Francois Beyleveld 24 Oct 2018

Zweli Mkhize, minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs
Heads roll amid VBS municipal probe

Several municipal officials have been suspended and in some instances, charged with fraud in relation to investments made in VBS Mutual Bank...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Malefetsane Mohlakoana
Internal auditing adds strategic value

An internal audit is the most effective method of providing stakeholders with an overview of an organisation's health...

By Malefetsane Mohlakoana 23 Oct 2018

EasyBiz QuickBooks rebrands for more tech-focused future
EasyBiz QuickBooks rebrands for more tech-focused future

EasyBiz QuickBooks has rebranded and changed it name to align its identity with its vision for the future

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

AICPA & CIMA Finance Transformation Johannesburg
AICPA & CIMA Finance Transformation Johannesburg

Discover the strategies and advice you need to move your finance function forward. This conference will help you to prepare for the future demands of a business you haven't even seen yet...

Issued by KNect365 8 Oct 2018

Nhlamulo Dlomu
KPMG chief exec takes up global role

After a tumultuous year steadying the ship, KPMG South Africa's chief executive officer, Nhlamulo Dlomu, will be moving on to a new global role focusing on organisational culture change and ethical leadership.

4 Oct 2018

Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018
Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018

Colin Coleman, a renowned South African banker and public figure will be talking at the Prestigious 16th Annual National Business Awards 2018...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Oct 2018

How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail
How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail

South African retailers face numerous macro-economic, socio-economic, political, and operational challenges. In a world where finance departments are driving to be business partners...

By Allan Saffy 27 Sep 2018

Alfred Ramosedi
Getting the balance right: Board members, skills and influence

The importance of influential board members, with a diversity of skills and experience, cannot be underestimated. They have the power to determine the rise and fall of companies through their influence and leadership...

20 Sep 2018

Chartered accountants and 4IR
Chartered accountants and 4IR

Blockchain, bitcoin, data analytics, process automation and artificial intelligence are but some of the other new areas where technology is having an impact on the role of accountants and auditors...

19 Sep 2018

New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession
New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession

The ambition of the newly formed African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (Afiaar) is to build a credible institution which will instil the much-needed confidence in the accounting and auditing profession...

17 Sep 2018

Anton Meyer
Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation...

13 Sep 2018

Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks
Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks

Deputy Reserve Bank Governor, Francois Groepe, has urged financial institutions to be aware of cyber threats as they embrace technological advancements...

30 Aug 2018

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