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Annual Update IFRS for SMEs

Overview Do you know how to apply the IFRS for SMEs Standard in the following circumstances: BEE transactions, SMEs under liquidation or under business rescue, contingent liabilities, intangible assets, and deferred tax?It's not so easy as it looks and you could end up in trouble with CIPC and SARS if your presentation and disclosure is found to be faulty. The IASB tweaked and amended the Standard for the first time since it was published in 2015, with a handful of critical amendments that become effective for years beginning on or after 1 January 2017. It is vital that every accounting and auditing practitioner gets up-to-speed with the Standard including all its amendments. Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the key differences between IFRS and IFRS for SMEs. Have working knowledge of IFRS for SMEs. Understand how to apply the Standard to special circumstances. Discuss common problems, challenges and considerations. Identify opportunitiesto add value to your clients through adopting IFRS for SME's. Content The webinar will cover the following topics:  The background and development of IFRS for SMEs; Scope and objectives of the Standard; Responsibilities of a compiler vs an assurance provider; Pervasive principles and elements of financial statements; Presentation of financial statements and first-time adoption transition; Accounting for: PPE, investment properties and intangible assets; Inventories and biological assets; Impairment, leases, forex transactions and deferred tax; Government grants and borrowing costs; Financial instruments, business combinations and goodwill; JVs, associates and share-based payments; Provisions and contingencies; Employee benefits and related parties; Revenue and events after reporting date. Common problems, challenges and considerations.

4 Hours | R575.00
Caryn Maitland

Section 12 J

Overview The Section 12J tax incentive is a unique tax incentive which has seen significant uptake by tax payers who are looking to reduce their capital gains tax and/or income tax liabilities and at the same time have exposure to investments acro ss various risk profiles.   The tax incentive is, however, coming to an end at the end of June this year, thus taxpayers have a limited window in which to take advantage of a very generous tax incentive. Last year we presented a webinar on this increasingly popular investment class and we bring it back to discuss all the intricate details so that you are better informed moving forward. Attending this webinar will give you valuable information on how to take advantage of Section 12J for yourself or your clients. Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the provisions of Section 12J of the Income Tax Act; Understand limitations around Section 12J investments; Know the latest developments in this sector; Be able to advise and obtain tax deductions for clients; and Be able to select the ideal Section 12J investment to invest in. Content The webinar will cover the following topics:  Overview of the Section 12J sector. Who can take advantage of Section 12J? Section 12J investments and your client. Working out the Section 12J tax incentive. The downside of investing in a Section 12J investment. An update on amendments to the Section 12J legislation.

2 Hours | R475.00
Ryan Brick

High level Personal, Business and Professional Ethics

Overview Ethics is an all encompassing discussion that evolves with our life experiences, training and experience.  The subject of ethics can be looked at from three different angles: Personal ethics- Our personal beliefs form the found ation of our moral compass. This is what a person identifies with in dealing with people and situations on a daily basis. Professional ethics - Our professional beliefs align us to our colleagues and our aim to protect public interest. Business ethics - Our business ethics guide us with respect to the people we surround ourselves with and the organisational culture we create.  This free webinar is a high level introduction to understanding the ethical framework that accountants work in and from.  Learning objectives By the end of this webinar the participant should: Understand what the subject of ethics encompasses. Understand ethics in terms of personal, professional and business ethics. Understand the importance of good ethical behaviour in all spheres of life. Know how to apply good ethics in personal, professional and business circles. Content The webinar will cover the following topics:  Introduction - What is ethics? Ethics explained: Personal ethics. Professional ethics. Business ethics. The importance of ethics. The accountant and ethics.

1 Hours | R0.00
Lettie Janse van Vuuren

Laws affecting accountants

Overview The accountingprofessional's work is governed by accounting standards, policies, procedures and many statutes. Most accountants are fully conversant with these accounting standards, policies, procedures and laws that directly affect t hem on a daily basis. What about those laws that affect them indirectly such as labour laws for example? A lot has changed in a short period of time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is prudent that we look at all the laws that affect accountants in their work. Learning objectives By the end of this webinar the participant should: Understand that the accountant's work is affected by many laws. Know which laws affect that accountant's work. Be aware of recent updates to the statutes. Know how to apply these laws correctly. Be able to advise clients of any amendments that affect them. Content The webinar will cover the following topics:  Laws affecting the accountant. Recent amendments. Labour related matters. Regulating staff correctly. Making the client responsible for their own tax affairs. Changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Hours | R475.00
Seanego Phillemon Thupishi BAP(SA) 

Getting POPI Act Compliant Series - Step 11: How to solve POPIA challenges facing financial practice

Overview      TheProtection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPIA), commenced on 1 July 2020, and requires all businesses (including employers) that process personal information, to ensure that the necessary measures are in place to implement, prove and monitor compliance by 30 June 2021. In this 11th webinar in the series, we will focus on some specific financial industry challenges and pitfalls, by working through some case studies that focus on accounting/financial services for example estates and so on. If you have missed our earlier sessions, or would like more information on the remainder of future webinars,please clickhere<link to website>to see the entire series.. Learning objectives      By the end of this event the attendee should:   Understand some of the pitfalls specifically applicable to financial practices; Be aware of some case studies that focus on accounting services/financial services; Be aware of some of the FAQs relating to POPIA; Know how to manage potential regulatory contradictions between POPIA and industry regulations; and Have access to our POPIA data specialists. Content     The webinar will cover the following topics:   Pitfalls in the financial services space. Case studies. POPIA FAQs. Contradictions with industry regulations. Managing contradictions/confusion. Access to POPIA data specialists.

2 Hours | R475.00
Karabo Lethlaku , Lettie Janse van Vuuren

Fraud & Going Concern

Overview It is evident that the control environments of many business entities have been negatively impacted by the current pandemic. It is also true that as a result of this pandemic, the nature of evidence collected by auditors is now different. The two issues above raise concerns over the perpetration of fraud by companies as well as the difficulties faced by the auditor in determining going concern of clients' businesses. The IAASB recently hosted three virtual roundtables during which issues and challenges related to fraud and going concern where tackled. All accounting professionals need to ensure that they are up to date with the latest challenges and developments being discussed by thought leaders and field experts. Learning objectives By the end of this webinar the attendee should: Understand that crucial parts of the accountant's and auditor's work have been affected by the current pandemic; Understand the impact of technology advancements on fraud perpetration and detection; Understand that there is an expectation gap w.r.t public perceptions and the auditor’s responsibilities for fraud and going concern; and Know how to deal with fraud and going concern in audits of less complex entities. Content The webinar will cover the following topics:  Background. IAASB's roundtables - a summary. Fraud and how it's perpetrated. How tech advances have impacted fraud perpetration and detection. Auditor's responsibility for determining going concern. The expectation gap. Dealing with fraud and going concern issues.

2 Hours | R475.00
Nestene Botha CA(SA)
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