Financial Accounting - Asset accounting (including PPE, investment properties, etc)

Date: Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Asset accounting generally comprises the largest portion of the work that we do, and there are many key principles that flow from accounting for property, plant and equipment to financial assets.


Asset accounting generally comprises the largest portion of the work that we do, and there are many key principles that flow from accounting for property, plant and equipment to financial assets. 

During this webinar we will be looking at a comparative view of accounting for various assets and the challenges that each class poses, from definitions to recognition, measurement to presentation as well as derecognition.  In our bird's eye view approach we will compare what is similar so as to highlight the differences.  

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 14 July 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for this webinar as she breaks down the steps of accounting for assets that accountants deal with on a day to day basis. 

  Learning objectives  

  By the end of this event the delegate should: 

  • Understand the steps of accounting for assets; 

  • Understand the correct identification and classification of assets; 

  • Understand how to correctly present assets in the AFS; 

  • Understand how to derecognise assets; and  

  • Have comparative knowledge of the different types of assets.  


  The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Definition of an asset. 

  • Asset classes. 

  • Asset recognition. 

  • Asset measurement. 

  • Asset derecognition. 

  • Comparative investigation of: 

    • Property, plant and equipment. 

    • Investment property. 

    • Intangible assets. 

    • Inventories. 

    • Biological assets. 

    • Financial assets. 

    • Deferred tax assets.  

Obtaining your CPD certificate 

This webinar qualifies for 2 CPD hours with your professional body including: ACCA, SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CIS, ICBA, LSSA, FPI, and the IBA. The SAAA CPD policy is compliant with IFAC IES7 and is recognised by all relevant professional bodies. 

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

 About the presenter 

 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.  

Caryn 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.  She is also involved with the annual SAICA SMP Technical tour. 

Who should attend 

  The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Professional Accountants including: RA, CA(SA), PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 

  • Accounting officers; 

  • Bookkeepers; 

  • Accounting department staff; and  

  • Trainee accountants.   


  • R 475.00 - Online admission - Individual. 

  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company. 

  • R 0.00 - Paid-up CPD subscribers. 


Steps to register for the event:  

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Click here to create a free profile (There is no charge to create a profile and gain access to our free Monthly Practice Management Series). 

Click here to find out about the Technical Resource Centre & CPD Subscription options. 

  Additional material 

  By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • Summarised slide presentation 

  • Reference documents and / or course material where available 

  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to me the presenter after the webinar 

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