Preparing and Interpreting IFRS for SME Financial Statements

Date: Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Type: Seminar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates
Presenter: Jako Liebenberg

This seminar will provide specific examples and illustrations of various transactions and the method to be employed in line with reporting standards and tax laws.


Preparing IFRS for SMEs Financial Statements 2018 will provide practical advice and guidance on the application of the presenting and disclosing requirements of IFRS for SMEs. The training session will address the most common pitfalls of IFRS for SMEs drafting in a highly interactive manner. Attend this 4 hour seminar and get fully up to speed on all aspects of the presentation and disclosure of IFRS for SME-compliant financial statements.

The Companies Act and the Tax Administration Act require that financial statements are fairly presented. Fair presentation requires judgement. By attending this event you will clearly understand how to present and disclosure complex transaction to ensure your financial statements meet the requirements of the statutes and IFRS for SME.
Special consideration will be given to deferred tax issues and how to reconcile the tax return to the financial statement.

Learning objectives

The objective of the webinar is to provide the delegate with the following information:

  • Become aware of latest amendments to IFRS for SMEs;
  • understand the Companies Act requirements related to financial statements;
  • understand the presentation and disclosure requirements of IFRS for SMEs;
  • understand how to apply IFRS for SMEs in complex transactions.


The webinar will address the following elements:

  • The need for quality financial statements;
  • financial statement requirements: Companies Act and Tax Administration Act;
  • aligning financial statements so that they meet legislative requirements as well as those of the standard;
  • related topics on presentation and disclosure:
    • nature and scope of IFRS for SMEs (section 1),
    • concepts and pervasive principles (section 2),
    • financial statement presentation (section 3),
    • statement of financial position (section 4),
    • statement of comprehensive income and income statement (section 5),
    • statement of changes in equity or income and retained earnings (section 6),
    • statement of cash flows (section 7),
    • notes to the financial statements (section 8),
    • accounting policies, estimates and errors (section 10),
    • related party transactions (section 35),
    • implementation guidance (disclosure checklist).
  • using financial statements for different purposes: what to be aware of when making statements available externally e.g. to banks, SARS, regulators etc;
  • presentation: comprehensive examples of financial statements: profit company, close corporation;
  • application to complex transactions:
    • accounting for black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions,
    • IFRS for SME swhen a company is being liquidated or under Business Rescue,
    • contingent liabilities,
    • intangible assets,
    • deferred tax.

Obtaining your CPD certificate

Earn a recognised CPD certificate from the SA Accounting Academy. On completion of the seminar/webinar, you will earn a CPD certificate to claim CPD hours from your professional body. This provides powerful proof of your new competencies and you can use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

Attendance of this 1-hour seminar/webinar will accrue 4 CPD hour for members of a relevant professional body such as ACCA, SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CIS, ICBA, LSSA, FPI, and the IBA.

Complete the free online assessment at the end of the event and receive an additional 1 CPD hours.

Who should attend

• Accountants
• Auditors
• Bookkeepers
• Anyone else interested or involved in the financial reporting of small and medium enterprises.


If you are an existing CPD subscriber on the Business Accountant in PracticeTax Practitioner package, you will be able to register for this event free.

Members who are not existing Business Accountant in Practice, Tax Practitioner CPD subscribers will have to pay from R399 - R950, depending on if you attend the webinar or seminar.

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Discounts available

The following discounts are available for this event

SAIT CPD Subscriber: CPD Package Dependent
Full Discount: 100% Discount Available

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