Compliance and Legislation Update - February 2019


Date: Feb 20, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lettie Janse van Vuuren
CA (SA), Registered Auditor

Our Monthly Legislation and Standards Update provides a summary of some of the most important legislation updates from the previous month. This helps you, our client to stay up-to-date on recent and important legislation developments in auditing, accounting, tax, SARS operations, CIPC operations, Labour and other relevant laws.

Overview

Accountants and auditors must stay informed about changes in legislation and regulations that affect their firms and the business of their clients.

Technical expert Lettie Janse van Vuuren CA(SA), RA researches and summarises all relevant and important changes on a monthly basis and presents this in an easily understandable webinar.

The webinar includes:

  • A reference guide of all changes to share within the firm;
  • Slide presentation summary of all new amendments;
  • Interactive session with the presenter; and
  • Online Q&A.

Learning objectives 

After attending this webinar you will:

  • Be aware of the latest legislative changes and what it means for your business, practice, and your clients;
  • Be able to inform your staff and clients on how to stay compliant;
  • Adapt business models to fit new legislative landscapes;
  • Receive references to documents and guides; 
  • Have access to your own technical resource; and 
  • Have access to the presenter via email for follow-up Q & A.

Content 

These are examples of the topics covered that will include legislative, regulatory, industry standards, items and guides that have been issued and/or updated during the preceding month and will be covered in the webinar: 

Accounting:

Updates regarding financial reporting and the accounting pronouncements, e.g. proposed and effective changes to International Accounting Standards (IAS), IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, etc. It also encompasses important news from IFAC, SAICA, standard-setting authorities and other relevant role players in the financial reporting field.

Auditing and assurance services:

Updates regarding new auditing pronouncements, e.g. proposed and effective changes to International Standards of Auditing (ISAs), South African Auditing Practice Statements (SAAPS), etc. It also encompasses important news from IRBA and other relevant role players about assurance services (i.e. auditing and independent review), non-assurance services, etc.

Company secretarial:

Updates and important notices released by CIPC, the Companies Tribunal and the Compliance Unit. It may also include general information on upcoming deadlines and other relevant information regarding the performance of company secretarial and related services.

Employment law:

This usually includes updates to the BCEA, sector-specific determinations setting out minimum wage rates, as well as publications containing lessons to be learnt from case law and judgments, e.g. CCMA, Labour Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, etc.

Other laws and regulations:

This usually includes publications regarding various other Laws and Regulations, e.g. BBBEE, Consumer Protection Act, National Credit Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.

Overview of SAICA Big 5 for SMPs:

Overview of the developments in the profession as highlighted by SAICA e.g. NCR Guidance, Draft Acts, Regulations, Bills, Amendment Acts, Government Gazette Notices, etc.

Taxation:

Overview of the developments in the tax profession as highlighted by SAIT e.g. new income tax pronouncements, interpretation notes, guides, etc. It also encompasses important news about SARS operations, eFiling, etc.

Regulatory news:

Updates to notices, articles, guides and press releases from relevant regulators in our industry, e.g. IRBA, SAICA, SAIT, FIC, FSB, JSE,Law Society SA and Fidelity Fund, Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), SAIBA, FRSC etc.

General announcements: Includes notices, articles and press releases from relevant stakeholders, e.g. ombudsman, etc. It also encompasses important news about SARS operations, eFiling, Newspaper articles, Technical magazines, Regulators issuing general news items, General media articles.

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


Who should attend

  • Accountants in Practice: CA(SA), PA(SA), BAP(SA), ACCA, CIMA, IAC, AGA(SA), CIS, ICBA. 
  • Practicing auditors, RA
  • Company secretaries
  • Legal advisors
  • Compliance officers

Price:                    

  • R 399.00 - Online admission - Individual
  • R 699.00 - Online admission - Company
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  • This webinar is free if you are already an SAAA CPD subscriber.
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Additional material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with:

  • Summarised slide presentation, 
  • Detailed course material and reference documents.  
  • You can ask questions during the webinar via the online portal, and you will also have access to me the presenter via e-mail after the webinar.

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