Back to Basics Companies Act Series - Calculating the PIS and its Impact on Assurance

Date: Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 10:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

The "new" Companies Act became effective on the 1st of May 2009 and has now matured to a point where it is now being taken for granted 11 years later.


The "new" Companies Act became effective on the 1st of May 2009 and has now matured to a point where it is now being taken for granted 11 years later. Having said that, it is vital that everyone in the accounting/auditing fraternity understands the basics of this cornerstone legislation of the corporate world.     

Our Back to Basics Companies Act Series 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.   

 This series with our technical expert Caryn Maitland CA(SA, 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 26 June 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for this first session where she discusses calculating the Public Interest Score and its impact on assurance.  

Learning objectives  

By the end of this event the participant should: 

  • Understand the 4 elements of PI Score calculations; 

  • Know the challenges of calculating the PI Score; 

  • Understand the impact of the PI Score on the assurance engagements; 

  • Understand the impact of the PI Score on selected accounting framework; and  

  • Understand other consequences of the PI Score. 


 The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is the PI Score? 

  • Calculating the PI Score: 

    • The 4 elements. 

    • Practical challenges. 

  • PI Score impact on assurance engagements. 

  • PI Score impact on accounting framework. 

  • Other consequences and impact of the PI Score. 


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); 

  • Accounting officers; 

  • Bookkeepers; 

  • Accounting department staff; and  

  • Trainee accountants.   


  • R 238.00 - Online admission - Individual. 

  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company. 

Steps to register for the event:  

If you already have a profile, login and register for the webinar. 

If you don’t have a profile, create a free profile then login and register for the webinar. 

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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