Ethics, Independence and NOCLAR 2020

Date: Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

This series of seminars will deal with the principles of ethics applicable to accountants, the practical implementation of a workable framework and why it is important for professional accounting organisations to enforce these concepts and revaluate it every year.


The importance of adhering to the principles of ethics cannot be overemphasised in the accounting profession. Integrity and objectivity are two of the cornerstones of the accountancy profession that should constantly be evaluated considering today's evolving business environment.  

As corporate and government scandals (some involving accounting professionals) continue to pop up regularly in the headlines, accountants need to take a critical look at themselves and play their part in stopping this continuing rot.  

We are presenting a webinar during which Caryn Maitland CA (SA) will provide case studies drawn from real-life situations involving accountants in business. These real-world examples deal with management integrity, financial reporting and disclosure issues, financial fraud, corporate crises, and the accountant’s professional responsibility towards their client and the general public. 

 Join Caryn on 20 February 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm as she takes you through issues of ethics, independence and NOCLAR to help you safeguard your professional integrity.  

Learning objectives  

By the end of this webinar the participant should: 

  • Apply ethical decisions in difficult situations. 

  • Understand the various rules of professional conduct that applies to you. 

  • Understand NOCLAR and the general application thereof. 

  • Understand international norms and legislative prescription critical to all accounting professionals; 

  • Refer to the relevant guidance and source material to navigate your engagements with clients. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is ethics? 

  • Conflict of Interest and independence. 

  • Due-care and competency. 

  • Understanding NOCLAR. 

  • Adhering to rules set by your professional body.  

  • Understanding your professional code of conduct. 

  • Recently revised rules. 

  • Real-life examples. 

Obtaining your CPD certificate 

This webinar qualifies for 4 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(SA), CA(SA),PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 

  • Tax practitioners; 

  • Practicing Bookkeepers; and 

  • Accounting Officers. 


  • R 575.00 - Online admission - Individual. 

  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company. 

  • R 0.00 - Paid CPD Subscribers.  


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. 

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Additional material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • A 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 the presenter after the webinar. 

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