Back to Basics – Calculating the PIS and its Impact on Assurance

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26 June, 2020



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June2020 To show how the PIS is calculated and its impact on assurance.

R 238 VAT Incl.

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By the end of this event the participant should:

  • Understand the 4 elements of PI Score calculations;
  • Know the challenges of calculating the PI Score;
  • Understand the impact of the PI Score on the assurance engagements;
  • Understand the impact of the PI Score on selected accounting framework; and 
  • Understand other consequences of the PI Score.


Calculating a company’s Public Interest Score (PI score) should be a two-minute exercise for any SME company. This webinar shed light on the topic and explains why your company’s public interest score matters and how it is determined.

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

What is the PI Score?

Study unit 2

Calculating the PI Score:

  • The 4 elements.
  • Practical challenges.
Study unit 3

PI Score impact on assurance engagements

Study unit 4

PI Score impact on accounting framework

Study unit 5

Other consequences and impact of the PI Score


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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