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Back to Basics - Accounting, Assurance, Governance and Transparency

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

R 238
Category Law
Accredited Saiba
CPD Hours 1
Effort 1 Hour
Duration 1 Hour
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 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. 

Study Units

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


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


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


This webinar will be available from 28 Aug 2020. 


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. 


  1. Business Accountants in Practice (SA);
  2. Business Accountants (SA);
  3. Bookkeepers; 
  4. Accounting department staff; and  
  5. Trainee accountants/auditors.   


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


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

Accountant in Practice: No

Accountant in Practice plus tax: No

Bookkeeper: No 

Quickupdate: No

IFRS for SME's: No


Subscribers pay less for their CPD points. SAIBA offers 4 subscription packages that provides access to everything to run a successful accounting and tax practice. Pay a small monthly amount and gain access to monthly webinars covering ethics, financials, reporting, audit and assurance, working papers, law, technology, management topics, and tax. 

Click here to choose your subscription option.