Accountants' Discussion Forum: Business Rescue - What Accountants need to know

Date: Feb 28, 2024 - Feb 28, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland CA(SA)
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Business rescue is a dynamic and challenging process that demands a collaborative effort from various professionals.


 Business rescue is a dynamic and challenging process that demands a collaborative effort from various professionals. Accountants' financial acumen is integral to assessing, planning, and executing strategies that can rescue a distressed business.  

Accountants are not just record keepers but strategic partners in steering companies towards financial recovery.  

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) and Carmen Westermeyer CA(SA) on 28 February 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as they discuss the concept of business rescue, its importance, and the crucial role you play in navigating and supporting companies facing financial distress. 

Learning objectives and competencies developed 

  By attending this discussion forum, you will: 

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of your roles and responsibilities in the context of business rescue. 

  • Become more familiar with the business rescue process with practical insight. 

  • Be equipped with tools to effectively guide your clients experiencing financial distress and collaborate with a business rescue practitioner. 

  • Develop an awareness of the risks inherent in the business rescue process. 

  • Be appraised of recent developments in case law relevant to business rescue. 

Content to be discussed 

The following topics are under discussion for this month:   

  • Definition of business rescue. 

  • Signs of financial distress. 

  • The role of a business rescue practitioner. 

  • Legal procedures and requirements. 

  • Financial restructuring.  

  • Important legal and administrative requirements. 

  • The role of accountants in business rescue. 

Obtaining your CPD certificate 

This training is compliant with the International Education Standard (IES7) issued by the International Federation of Accountants and recognised for CPD by relevant professional bodies including ACCA, CIMA, IAC, IIA, SAICA and SAIPA. 

All attendees are issued with a CPD certificate available in an online profile.   

Meet your presenters 

Caryn Maitland CA(SA) 

Caryn Maitland is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002 and is also a registered member of SAICA. 

Caryn has lectured Auditing and Accounting at various institutions and has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics. She has presented on the national tour for the annual Legislation Update with ProBeta Training (Pty) Ltd in 2014 and 2015, as well as on the FASSET national tour for the Tax Administration Act in 2014.  Caryn is also involved with the annual SAICA SMP Technical tour. 


Carmen Westermeyer CA(SA) 

Carmen Westermeyer graduated in 2001 from the University of Natal, Durban (now UKZN), with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with PwC in 2004. She has been a member of SAICA since then. In 2008, she was appointed lecturer at UKZN and coordinated the Taxation 300 course until December 2010. She then took over the role of Academic Leader for the Taxation Department, as well as the coordination of the Postgraduate Taxation Programme.  

In December 2012 Carmen started running ad hoc training courses for members of the profession. From December 2013, she moved into commercial training and consulting on a full-time basis. She has been involved in various training activities, such as the SAICA SMP training in 2014 and the FASSET Budget and Tax Update in 2015 and 2016. 

Who should attend? 

  The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Professional accountants such as CA(SA), BAP(SA), AGA(SA), Professional Accountant (SA), FCCA, BA(SA) and ACCA. 

  • Registered auditors. 

  • Company directors. 

  • Financial managers. 

  • Registered tax practitioners.  


  • Individual Booking: R380.00  

  • Company Booking: 

    • Group Price 1 - From R156 per person (up to 5 users)   

    • Group Price 2 - From R102 per person (up to 10 users)   

    • Group Price 3 - From R92 per person (over 11 users) 



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