Schools-Audit, examination, and financial reporting 2019

Date: May 29, 2019 - May 29, 2019

CPD hours: 4 Hours

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lettie Janse van Vuuren CA (SA), Registered Auditor
Presenter: Lucky Menoe Former Deputy Director - Corruption watch
Presenter: David Machaba Director of Machaba Accountants and Auditors


By 31 March all SGBs are required to appoint relevant accounting and auditing professionals and within three months of their year end present financial statements.  

Public schools engage professionals to assist them with their financial management duties in terms of the SA Schools Act 84 of 1996 (SASA).  

These professionals include: 

  1. Bookkeepers to help prepare the source document to trial balance. 

  2. Accountants that assist with preparation of financial statements, and filing of tax returns. 

  3. Accounting officers performing an examination of the schools’ financial statements. 

  4. Auditors performing an audit of the schools’ financial statements. 

The purpose of this webinar is to update professionals as to the requirements of the SASA, BELA, regulations and recently issued circulars relevant to the services they offer.  

The webinar will also provide an update as to developments pertaining to the:  

  • Examination of financial statements of schools, and the  

  • Modified-cash-basis of accounting for schools, 

  • The Draft guideline for financial reporting of public schools.   

  • The SAIBA Draft guideline for examination by accounting officers.  

Learning outcomes 

After attending this event you will be able to: 

  • Assist public schools with the implementation of section 42 and 43 of the South African Schools Act (SASA).  

  • Assist public schools to improve financial management in schools and adherence to the SASA. 

  • Understand the governance and compliance environment in which schools operate.  

  • Understand the different roles and segregated roles of bookkeepers, accountants, accounting officers, and auditors.  

  • Determine the financial reporting framework most appropriate for public schools.  

Course content  

The webinar covers the following topics: 

  • The financial management obligations of Schools as per the SASA, Regulations, BELA, Circulars.  

  • The root causes of financial mismanagement as per Corruption Watch report. 

  • Circular M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 of 2017 (when to audit and when to examine by accounting officers) 

  • Circular M1, M2 of 2018  

  • Circular M1 of 2019 (PFMA and Schools) 

  • Schools as public interest entities.  

  • How to assist Schools with drafting policies related to: internal controls for compliance with SASA, accounting manuals, segregation of duties between bookkeepers and auditors.  

  • Independence requirements applicable to auditors of Schools: 

    • Auditing Professions Act, 2005, 

    • Section 90 of the Companies Act, 2008. 

    • Section 290 of the IFAC Code of Conduct applicable to auditors. 

  • Draft SAIBA Guide for examination of financial statements of schools. 

  • Draft Guideline for the preparation of public school financial statements. 

  • Role of Bookkeeper vs Accountant vs Accounting Officer vs Auditor. 

  • How to work with the SAIBA approved audit firm to refer schools for audit. 

  • How to assist your school client to prepare for an audit.  

Obtaining your CPD certificate 

This webinar qualifies for 4 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 suggested Invited presenters 

  • Lettie Janse van Vuuren  

  • Lucky Menoe, Corruption Watch 

  • Devosham Moodley-Veera, DBE, Directorate Audit Monitoring and Support 

  • Alex SNG 


Who should attend 

The following persons will benefit from attending the webinar: 

  • Practicing members of SAICA, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, ACCA, CIMA 

  • Auditors. 

  • Support staff.  


  • Ad-hoc Individual: R575.00 (Online admission). 

  • Ad-hoc Whole Firm: R950.00 (Online admission). 

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  3. Register for the event and check out.  


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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 

  • SAIBA Guide to Examination of Public Schools Financial Statements  

  • Corruption Watch report on the financial mismanagement prevalent in some schools.   

  • Corruption Watch Guide for SGBs 

  • Access to the Draft SAICA Guideline for preparation of public school financial statements. 

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