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COVID-19 Implications for audits and reviews.

June2020 How to conduct an audit in a post-lockdown world

R 475
Category Assurance
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 2
Effort 2 Hours
Duration 2 Hours
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Mandatory
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the attendee should be able to: 

  • Understand the public perception of risk; 
  • Review and adjust audit and review systems for a post-lockdown world.
  • Improve client understanding of the challenges faced by auditors and reviewers. 

Study Units

Review of the public perception of risk.

Analysing common mistakes made in the preparation and audit of financial statements.

Considerations regarding reportable irregularities.

Professional responsibilities.

Implications of COVID-19 on audits.

IRBA's guidance on the implications of Covid-19 on audits.


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


The IRBA recently issued guidance to auditors on how the economic, social and legislative impact of COVID19 will change the way they plan, perform and report on their audits.

This guidance is also valid for accountants providing independent review engagements and hence why SAIBA recommends that all BAPs with a license in independent review engagements, as well as their support staff attend this event.  

Auditors and independent reviewers should proactively discuss these matters with clients to understand whether there is an impact on the client’s reporting timetable and the audit processes:

We have asked an expert auditor with years of experience to share with you how his firm is adjusting their audit systems, including reflections on:

  • Assessing disruption in the business operations of a client.
  • Reassessing the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements.
  • Accessing client premises to obtain the sufficient appropriate audit evidence.
  • Assessment of the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. 
  • Considering the impact of events that occur after the date of the financial statements.
  • Considering the financial reporting and disclosure requirements for the material impairment of assets or businesses as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Consider the auditor’s responsibilities relating to accounting estimates.
  • Consider the implications for the auditor’s report.



The following pricing apply: 

  • Ad hoc: R475.00  
  • Subscription: Accountant in Practice, Accountant in Practice plus Tax



This webinar will be available from 26 June 2020. 



Jako Liebenberg CA(SA)  

Jako is a CA (SA) and Registered Public Auditor. His entire career has been in Public Practice except for a stint as CFO in the Free State Provincial Government from 2010 to 2012. 

Jako consults for clients across South Africa on Accounting Standards and Compliance, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, Tax and Business Development. He also serves an Assessor for the Free State High Court of Appeals as representative in Public Practice.  


  1. Business Accountant (SA).
  2. Business Accountants in Practice (SA)
  3. Registered auditors.  
  4. Independent reviewers.   
  5. Compilers.   


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. 


This event is included in the following subscription packages. If you are not a subscriber, you need to purchase as a stand-alone event. 

  1. Accountant in Practice: Yes
  2. Accountant in Practice plus tax: Yes
  3. Bookkeeper: No 
  4. Quickupdate: No
  5. IFRS for SME's: No



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