Financing your business - Debt vs Equity

Date: Jul 21, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

For one reason or the other, there is always a point in the life cycle of a business when it will need financing. What do you consider when this time comes?


For one reason or the other, there is always a point in the life cycle of a business when it will need financing. What do you consider when this time comes?  

Two main categories of financing exist, namely debt financing and equity financing. When considering which to go with, you need to make a calculated and informed decision. Both debt and equity have cost and legal implications and the aim of this webinar is to take a holistic look at them so that you can help your clients (or yourself) make an informed decision. 

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 21 July 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for this webinar as she discusses the items you must take into consideration when you want to finance your business or that of your clients.  

  Learning objectives  

By the end of this event the delegate should: 

  • Understand the difference between debt and equity. 

  • Understand how to account for debt and equity. 

  • Understand potential accounting complexities.  

  • Know the legal requirements for loans e.g the National Credit Act.  

  • Know the legal requirements for shares e.g the Companies Act. 


  The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Debt and equity financing defined. 

  • Main differences between debt and equity financing. 

  • Advantages and disadvantages. 

  • Accounting for debt and equity. 

  • Potential accounting complexities.  

  • Debt legal requirements.  

  • Equity legal requirements.  

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. 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: CA(SA), PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 

  • Financial managers; 

  • Accounting officers; and  

  • Bookkeepers. 


  • R 475.00 - 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. 

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 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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