Companies Act - update and practical examples


Date: Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 6, 2016

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:30

Event Type: Seminar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

An update and overview of the Companies Act illustrated by practical challenges, problems and solutions faced by accountants. Do you understand the responsibilities, liabilities, duties and risks of doing business as a director, shareholder, investor or accounting professional? Join Caryn Maitland for a lively and practical half-day seminar where she will provide information and guidance on key ar...

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Overview

An update and overview of the Companies Act illustrated by practical challenges, problems and solutions faced by accountants. Do you understand the responsibilities, liabilities, duties and risks of doing business as a director, shareholder, investor or accounting professional? Join Caryn Maitland for a lively and practical half-day seminar where she will provide information and guidance on key areas within the Act that are relevant to the work that practitioners are faced with on a daily basis. She will raise flags for you to think about and provoke thoughts on how to improve the service you offer your clients.

Key learning outcomes

After attending the seminar, delegates will understand the following:

  • The new landscape that corporates are operating in
  • The different areas where accountants can add value to their clients and the challenges that practitioners face
  • The importance of having a living breathing Memorandum of Incorporation that reflects the true nature of the entity
  • An understanding of how the roles of director and shareholder have changed
  • The requirements and need for good corporate governance, transparency and accountability within the business arena

Course content

  • Core principles of the Companies Act
    • transparency, accountability, fairness and going concern
  • Protecting public interest - the stakeholders
  • The will and testament of the Company
    • The Memorandum of Incorporation, and the power it can harness
  • What does shareholder activism mean? The informed shareholder
  • Practical and ethical challenges faced by the accounting profession when dealing with compliance and regulation

Presenter

Caryn Maitland, Owner, Maitland & Associates

Caryn Maitland graduated in 1998 with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with KPMG in 2001 and qualified as 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.

Maitland was appointed as a visiting Associate Professor to the University of Limpopo, tasked with mentoring their financial accounting staff (Aug 2011 to Dec 2013). She also held the position of Editor-in-Chief for an online continuing professional development (CPD) website for accounting professionals, eCPD Accountancy, until September 2013.

Since January 2011, she has focused on her own business as a technical freelance consultant and trainer to those working within the accounting profession. She has also held the position of Financial Manager at PMB Security CC since 2002, a business run by her family.

Who should attend

Auditors, Chartered Accountants, Professional Accountants and Business Accountants that are responsible for advising their clients on legislative changes and how they will affect their business.

CPD

Attendance of the half-day seminar will accrue 4 + 1 hours’ CPD for members of a relevant professional body such as ACCA, SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CSSA, ICBA, LSSA, FPI, and the IBA. The SAAA CPD policy is compliant with IFAC IES7 and is recognised by SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CIS and others.

Complete a free online assessment at the end of the event and receive an additional CPD point.

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