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Ethics, Independence and NOCLAR

Date: Feb 15, 2022 - Feb 15, 2022

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

The accounting profession demands strict adherence to the principles of ethics.


The accounting profession demands strict adherence to the principles of ethics. Members of the public regard this profession highly and expect accountants to be ethical individuals who can be entrusted with the safe custody and correct valuation of their valuable assets, amongst other duties of the accountant. 

Lately, the profession has received a big knock in the eyes of the public as cases of graft involving accounting professionals popped up, one after the other. The COVID-19 pandemic has added another dimension to our ethics conversation, with good people being challenged and operating in survival mode. It is important that the few rotten apples do not spoil the whole pack; the majority upright among us should play our part in stopping this rot.  

We are presenting a webinar during which real-life situations involving accountants in business will be discussed. These real-world examples will look at ethical fading, 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 Maitland CA(SA) on 15 February 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as she takes you through important issues of ethics, independence and NOCLAR to help you safeguard your professional integrity.  

Learning objectives  

By the end of this webinar the participant should: 

  • Be able to reflect on their ethical challenges and responses; 

  • Be able to apply ethical decisions in difficult situations; 

  • Understand the various rules of professional conduct that apply to them; 

  • Understand NOCLAR and the general application thereof;  

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

  • Have relevant guidance and source material to navigate their engagements with clients. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is ethics? 

  • Ethical fading. 

  • 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 training is compliant with the International Education Standard (IES7) issued by the International Federation of Accountants and recognised for CPD by relevant professional bodies including ACCA, CIMA, IAC, IIA, SAIBA, SAICA and SAIPA. 

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. 

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: 

  • 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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