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Preparing and interpreting financial statements

September2020 How to prepare and interpret financial statements according to IFRS, the Companies Act and the Tax Administration Act.

R 575
Category Accounting
Accredited Saiba
CPD Hours 4
Effort 4 Hours
Duration 4 Hours
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Optional
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the attendee should: 

  • Understand how to align financial statements to legislative requirements; 
  • Understand how to practically apply IFRS in the preparation and presentation of financial statements; 
  • Be aware of recent important updates to reporting standards; 
  • Be aware of relevant updates to the Companies Act and the Tax Administration Act; and
  • Be able to create and apply a disclosure checklist in their engagements.  

Study Units

Background to the Companies Act and Tax Administration Act

Recent updates to the Companies Act and Tax Administration Act

Introduction to IFRS and recent amendments

Components of annual financial statements:

  • Statement of financial position; 
  • Statement of comprehensive income and income statement; 
  • Statement of changes in equity;  
  • Statement of cash flows; and 
  • Notes to the financial statements. 

Practical application of IFRS in financial statements w.r.t :

  • Preparation;
  • Presentation; 
  • Disclosures; and
  • Interpretation. 

Disclosure checklist


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


Accountants, bookkeepers, financial managers and accounting officers play important roles in the preparation, presentation and interpretation of financial statements. In these roles, they are guided by IFRS or IFRS for SMEs, the Companies Act and the Tax Administration Act.  

The aim of this webinar is to take the requirements of the above Acts and reporting standards, and condense them into an understandable and practical presentation so that application, presentation and disclosure in the financial statements is simplified for practitioners.

During the webinar, attendees will receive practical advice and guidance as they are taken through an illustrative set of financial statements that will enable them to create a disclosure checklist that they can make use of in their work.  


The following pricing apply: 

  • Ad hoc: R575.00  
  • Subscription: Accountant in Practice plus Tax, Accountant in Practice, Bookkeeper


This webinar will be available from 17 September 2020


The following members will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  1. Business accountants in Practice (SA);
  2. Business accountants (SA); 
  3. Bookkeepers; and 
  4. Accounting/audit trainees.


Jako Liebenberg CA(SA) 

Jako Liebenberg CA(SA) is a Registered Public Auditor and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Consultant.   

Jako has experience in the Public Sector serving as Chief Financial Officer in various Departments within the Free State Provincial Government. Jako serves an assessor in the Tax Division of the Free State High Court and is also a qualified liquidation practitioner.  



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: Yes

Accountant in Practice plus tax: Yes

Bookkeeper: Yes

Quickupdate: No 

IFRS for SMEs: No 


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