Tech Talk with Caryn: Independent Reviews: When, what, be who? - Webinar on demand

CPD Hours: 2

Price: R475.00

Title / Topic

Tech Talk with Caryn: Independent Reviews: When, what, be who? - Webinar on demand

Presenters : Caryn Maitland

Learning objectives

By the end of this event the participant will:

  • Understand what an independent review is;
  • Understand the requirements of the Companies Act;
  • Understand how to determine if a company qualifies for an independent review;
  • Know who can perform an independent review; and
  • Know how to perform an independent review.


The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Authority to conduct an independent review:
    • What is an Independent Review?
    • Requirements of the Companies Act.
    • Calculation of the Public Interest Score.
    • Who can perform and Independent Review?
    • Compilation vs Independent Review.
  • Pre-Engagement and Planning:
    •  Pre-conditions and accepting the engagement.
    • Engagement letter.
    • Ethical requirements.
    • Professional scepticism and professional judgement.
    • Preliminary analytical review.
    • Areas that are likely to be misstated.
    • Documentation requirements.
  • Performing the review for all financial statement areas:
    • Focused enquiries.
    • Additional procedures.
    • Reconciling financial statements to underlying records.
    • Related parties.
    • Fraud and non-compliance with laws and regulations.
    • Presentation and Disclosure.
  • Finalisation and reporting:
    • Overall analytical review.
    • Evaluation of misstatements.
    • Letter of representation and management letter.
    • Reporting in terms of regulation 29 (RI).
    • Modified/Unmodified conclusion.

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