The Back to Basics: Companies Act webinar series is flexible to your timetable, enabling you to fit your studies around your work and social commitments. This series commences in June 2020 and concludes in November 2020.
The "new" Companies Act became effective on the 1st of May 2009 and has now matured to a point where it is now being taken for granted 11 years later. Having said that, it is vital that everyone in the accounting/auditing fraternity understands the basics of this cornerstone legislation of the corporate world.
Our Back to Basics Companies Act Series is designed for the accountant who is just starting out, as well as the practitioner that wants a refresher course on the Companies Act and how it has settled down into the South African corporate landscape.
This series with our technical expert Caryn Maitland CA(SA), is structured into bite-sized pieces that are topic related and designed to give an overview and insight into the Act and its day-to-day practical application.
Anyone, whether a trainee or a practising professional in the field of Accounting, Audit and Tax can attend this series in order to update their knowledge on the Companies Act.
Each webinar is assessed through multiple-choice examinations.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the 4 elements of PI Score calculations; Know the challenges of calculating the PI Score; Understand the im pact of the PI Score on the assurance engagements; Understand the impact of the PI Score on selected accounting framework; and Understand other consequences of the PI Score. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: What is the PI Score? Calculating the PI Score: The 4 elements. Practical challenges. PI Score impact on assurance engagements. PI Score impact on accounting framework. Other consequences and impact of the PI Score.
Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, the attendee should, as far as the Companies Act is concerned: Understand shareholder activism; Understand solvency and liquidity; Underst and constructive notice; Know about related parties; and Know the different types of companies. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: Definition of a shareholder. Shareholder activism. Solvency and liquidity. Constructive notice. Who are related parties? Types of companies explained.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand what an MoI is; Understand the importance of an MoI for every company; Understand how to draft an effective MoI; Understand important inclusions; and Know how to amend an existing MoI. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: What is a Memorandum of Incorporation? Purpose of an MoI. Drafting an MoI and templates available. Items that must be included. What can be changed? How to amend an MoI. Advantages of having an MoI.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the capitalisation of a company; Know the different types of shares and other securities; Understand the authorisation of shares, buy backs and distributions ; Understand financial assistance available to companies; and Understand shareholders' rights, obligations and responsibilities. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: Capitalisation of a company: Types of shares. Authorisation of shares. Securities other than shares. Share buy backs and distributions. Financial assistance. Shareholders' rights, obligations and responsibilities wrt: Meetings. Resolutions. Proxies. Dispute resolution options. Relationship with directors.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand what makes one eligible to become a director; Know how a director is appointed, removed and disqualified; Understand directors' liabilities and ind emnification; Understand how directors should conduct themselves as per the code of conduct; and Understand that directors have the duty to uphold good corporate governance. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: Appointment and eligibility of directors. Removal and disqualification of directors. Directors' liabilities and indemnification. Directors Code of conduct. Meetings, resolutions and dispute resolution. Committees and other governance issues.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the different types of company records and their importance; Understand accounting records and financial year-ends. Have an appreciation of the i mportance of different types of assurance engagements; Understand what reportable irregularities are; and Understand annual returns, the CIPC and related issues. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: Form, location and access to company records. Accounting records. Financial information including AFS. Revisiting the PI Score. Assurance: Audit vs Independent Review. Reportable Irregularities. Voluntary vs Statutory Audits. Annual returns and related issues.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand what business rescue is; Understand what liquidation is; Understand business rescue proceedings; Be aware of the rights of affected persons; and Know how a company is voluntarily or involuntarily wound up. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: The complexities of financial distress vs going concern. Revisiting reckless trading. Business Rescue: The proceedings of business rescue. The business rescue practitioner. Rights of affected persons. The business rescue plan. Compromise with creditors. Voluntary vs involuntary winding up of a company. Deregistration of a company.
Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand fundamental transactions. Know who the Takeover Panel is and its functions. Be aware of the CIPC's powers and requirements. Be aware of the Companies Tribunal and its functions; and Be aware of penalties and offences, and how to avoid them. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: Fundamental Transactions. The Takeover Panel and affected transactions. The CIPC's powers. Documents that need to be filed with CIPC. Remedies and Enforcement. Penalties and offences. The Companies Tribunal. Non-Profit Companies.