Practice Management - Develop your own business continuity and disaster response plan

Date: Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Nestene Clausen CA(SA)

This module will help you develop a Business Continuity and Disaster Response Plan in the event that disaster strikes and you have to close your office for repairs.


If you are a CPD subscriber on one of the paid for SAAA CPD subscribtion packages then you qualify to attend the Practice Management (PM) webinar series for free.  

The PM series of webinars is hosted once per month and covers a critical aspect of running and managing a firm.  

The series is sponsored by the Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA). 

The next topic in the PM series is: “Develop a Business Continuity and Disaster Response Plan”.  This module will help you develop a Business Continuity and Disaster Response Plan in the event that disaster strikes and you have to close your office for repairs. 

Learning objectives  

After attending this webinar you should: 

  • Know how to draft a business recovery plan. 

  • Be able to identify the risk areas to be included in the plan.  

  • Be able to ensure against business interruption.  

Course content  

  • How to develop a business recovery plan in the event that your office is knocked out of commission temporarily or permanently.   

  • Items to be considered include: temporary relocation plans; phones, computer recovery, file reconstruction/recovery, calendar reconstruction/recovery, billing and financial system reconstruction/recovery, business interruption insurance.   

  • Business continuity insurance cover to consider: e.g. partner death, disability, or sudden departure, and financial risks relating to these issues. 

  •  Other risks include the firm's financial risks associated with agreements with professionals concerning employment termination and client retention. 

About the presenter 

Nestene Clausen CA(SA) 

Nestene completed her (Hons) at North West University in 2012. In 2014 she completed her professional articles and her Masters Degree in Chartered Accountancy. She then registered with SAICA as a Chartered Accountant in 2015.  

Nestene has lectured on the audit programme at the University of Cape Town. She successfully helped to establish a branch for Real Time Accounting in Tableview where her role was to evaluate, improve & implement a brand building & marketing strategy for the RTA brand. After this stint at RTA, Nestene started her own audit, tax & accounting practice which she has since grown into a reputable firm in the Tableview area with 60 clients and two staff members.  



  • Free for existing CPD subscribers. Included in your online profile 24/7.  

  • Click here to  register for a free subscription package. 

CPD hours 

0 hour for structured CPD accepted by all relevant Professional Bodies including: SAICA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, CIMA, ICBA, etc.  

Who should attend

  • Practice managers; 

  • Owners of small and medium practices; and  

  • Supervisory support staff. 


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