Practical AFS Templates for CIPC Filing

Date: Jul 1, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates
Presenter: Joshua Alexandre
CEO InfoDocs   

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has in recent times become a significant user of registered companies' financial information.


The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has in recent times become a significant user of registered companies' financial information.  

The Companies Act 2008 (as amended), makes it mandatory for every registered company to submit an annual return to the CIPC. The annual return needs to be accompanied either by annual financial statements (AFS) or a financial accountability statement (FAS) depending on the type of entity. The submission is done electronically on the CIPC's system using the iXBRL taxonomy.   

We are excited to present this webinar where financial accounting and technology meet!  

Join co-presenters Caryn Maitland CA(SA) and Joshua Alexandre on 1 July 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as they give you a toolbox that contains all the tools you will need to file annual returns correctly and efficiently with the CIPC.  

  Learning objectives  

By the end of this event the attendee should: 

  • Know how to identify and address common issues prior to AFS upload; 

  • Know how to make AFS compliant with relevant accounting framework and Companies Act requirements; 

  • Understand what iXBRL is. 

  • Know mechanisms/software required to convert AFS to required format. 

  • Have practical templates that make filing easy and efficient. 


  The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Background to filing annual returns. 

  • Requirements to filing annual returns. 

  • What is iXBRL? 

  • Common issues with filing annual returns. 

  • Compliance matters with: 

    • IFRS/IFRS for SMEs. 

    • The Companies Act.  

  • AFS conversion prior to submission. 

  • Practical AFS templates, 

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 presenters 

 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. 


Joshua Alexandre  

Joshua Alexandre is a university dropout turned company secretary on a mission to automate the legal requirements for registered companies in South Africa. As a business owner, entrepreneur and director, he knows first-hand the challenges of starting a business and maintaining its legal status.   

With his innovative start-up InfoDocs, he is building what he refers to as "the Xero of company secretarial". 

  Who should attend 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Professional Accountants including: CA(SA), PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 

  • Company secretaries; 

  • Accounting officers; and 

  • Members performing CIPC filing function. 


  • 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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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: 

  • 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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