Professional Citizenship as an Accountant

Date: Sep 20, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Professional accountants are leaders and role models in the business world. What they do and how they do it impacts many others in the form of clients, staff, family, friends as well as society at large.


Professional accountants are leaders and role models in the business world. What they do and how they do it impacts many others in the form of clients, staff, family, friends as well as society at large.  

South Africa, together with many counties around the world, has many challenges with corruption being a top issue.  What can we do, as professional accountants to combat this disease? How can we reflect on our personal and business ethics to work towards creating a community and country that we are proud of and that the next generation will be proud of?  

As Francis of Assisi famously said, “Start by doing what is necessary; then what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 20 September 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as she discusses the role the professional accountant plays as a citizen in their personal, business and professional spheres of influence.   

Learning objectives  

By the end of this webinar the attendee should: 

  • Be aware of, and reflect on what it means to be a professional citizen; 

  • Consider the responsibilities they have in their personal, business and professional capacities to the country; 

  • Consider what it means to protect “public interest”; 

  • Consider King IV’s view on corporate social responsibility; and 

  • Reflect on how ethical behaviour impacts on citizenship. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is professional citizenship? 

  • What are your responsibilities as a citizen? 

  • The Code of Conduct and protecting public interest. 

  • Corporate social responsibility: 

    • According to statute. 

    • According to King IV. 

  • Challenges and problems encountered. 

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 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); 

  • Accounting officers; and 

  • Trainee accountants. 


  • 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. 

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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