Back to Basics – Accounting, Assurance, Governance and Transparency

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August2020 Updating Accountants on the topics of Accounting, Assurance, Governance and Transparency as far as the Companies Act is concerned.


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 importance of different types of assurance engagements;
  • Understand what reportable irregularities are; and 
  • Understand annual returns, the CIPC and related issues.


Lately in the news we have been hearing about tender irregularities and allegations of corruption involving government PPE purchases. The occurrence of such bad practices has been increasing at an alarming rate and not only in government circles but in the private sector as well! 

Looking at the bright side, there are more and more discussions and loud calls around the subject of corporate governance and transparency. This webinar looks at governance, transparency, accounting, assurance, and how these subjects are linked and all come together to assist in controlling graft and other undesirable business activities. 

This webinar forms part of our Back to Basics Companies Act Series consisting of 8 webinars, but can be viewed independently. The 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.  To attend all 8 webinars join the series HERE.


The following pricing apply:
Ad hoc: R238.00
Subscription: N/A


Study Unit 1

Form, location and access to company records

Study Unit 2

Accounting records

Study Unit 3

Financial information including AFS

Study Unit 4

Revisiting the PI Score

Study Unit 5

Assurance: Audit vs Independent Review

Study Unit 6

Reportable Irregularities

Study Unit 7

Voluntary vs Statutory Audits

Study Unit 8

Annual returns and related issues


There are no preconditions for this course.
Moderate level.
Recorded webinar made available on a specified date


Caryn Maitland CA(SA) 

Caryn Maitland CA(SA) has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002. She has lectured Auditing, Financial Management and Accounting at various institutions for learners up to the MBA and Postgraduate Diploma levels. She has also conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics. Between 2011 and 2013, Caryn had a two-year stint as visiting Associate Professor at the University of Limpopo. 

Caryn is also a platform presenter for SA Accounting Academy, ICB and Chartered Secretaries of SA. Since 2018 she has worked extensively with commerce and industry, assisting analysts, directors and other users of financials to interpret, prepare, analyse and forecast based on the results of financial statements.


By attending this webinar, you will be provided with:
– Summarised slide presentation.
– Reference documents and / or course material where available.
– Access to a technical knowledge base.
– Recorded webinar that includes an expert presenter and participant interaction.

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