Back to Basics Companies Act Series: Being a Director - Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities


Date: Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Directors need to fully understand their obligations, liabilities as well as what is expected of them with respect to their code of conduct. What defines a director? What makes a person eligible to become one, and how do you remove a director from office?

Overview 

Directors need to fully understand their obligations, liabilities as well as what is expected of them with respect to their code of conduct. What defines a director? What makes a person eligible to become one, and how do you remove a director from office?

We are now on the fifth session of our Back to Basics Companies Act Series where we discuss the director and his/her rights, duties and responsibilities. This session addresses all the above questions and also discusses indemnification and good corporate governance through committees. 

The Back to Basics Companies Act Series with our technical expert Caryn Maitland CA(SA, is designed for the accountant who is just starting out, as well as the practitioner that wants a refresher course on the Companies Act and how it has settled down into the South African corporate landscape. It is structured into bite-sized pieces that are topic related and designed to give an overview and insight into the Act and its day-to-day practical application.

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 14 August 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. as she discusses what being a director means according to the Companies Act.


  Learning objectives

By the end of this event the participant should:

  • Understand what makes one eligible to become a director;
  • Know how a director is appointed, removed and disqualified;
  • Understand directors' liabilities and indemnification;
  • Understand how directors should conduct themselves as per the code of conduct; and
  • Understand that directors have the duty to uphold good corporate governance.

Content

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Appointment and eligibility of directors.
  • Removal and disqualification of directors.
  • Directors' liabilities and indemnification.
  • Directors Code of conduct.
  • Meetings, resolutions and dispute resolution.
  • Committees and other governance issues.

Obtaining your CPD certificate

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPD hour 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);
  • Directors;
  • Accounting officers;
  • Bookkeepers;
  • Accounting department staff; and
  • Trainee accountants. 

Price        

  • R 238.00 - Online admission - Individual.
  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company.

Steps to register for the event:

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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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