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Foreign Investment Accountant

Get authorised to perform a specialised service as set by the National Qualifications Framework Act, 67 of 2008.

R 2500
Category Licence
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 70
Duration 6 hours, 100 marks
Format Self-study
Level NQF Level 6
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Optional
Study Material Yes

What you will learn

As a SAIBA licensed practitioner you will:

  • Stand out from the crowd and hence be able to attract more clients.
  • Be able to accept referrals from other non-specialist accountants and in this way diversify your client composition to include business clients and other accountants.
  • Be offered a specialist work at a higher fee than normal accounting work providing a much higher profit margin per hour of service delivered.

*SAIBA provides guides that are available as part of your preparation. Any recommended textbooks and webinars are an additional cost for your own expense. 

Study Units

International standards on related services 4400

Objective of an agreed-upon procedures Engagements

General principles of an Agreed-upon Engagements

Defining the Terms of Engagement

The BAP(SA) should plan the work so that an effective engagement will be performed

The BAP(SA) should documents matters which are important in providing evidence to support the report of factual findings

The BAP(SA) should carry out the procedures agreed upon

The report on an agreed upon procedures engagement needs to describe the purpose

Illustration of an Engagement letter

Illustrated Report


The entry requirements for the licence is a BAP(SA) or an equivalent designation at NQF level 7, together with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.


The objective of this licence is to equip Business Accountants in Practice to:

  • To establish standards on the BAP(SA)’s professional responsibilities when an engagement to perform agreed-upon procedures regarding on the application of a Business Visa in terms of sections 14(1)(a) and (2)(b) of the Immigration Regulations (as amended) under the Immigration Act, No. 13 of 2002, is undertaken, and on the form and content of the report that the BAP(SA) issues in connection with such an engagement.
  • To obtain the licence you need to provide evidence of competence in the specialist area. This evidence is presented by passing an exam. The exam is set by an independent industry expert and accredited by SAIBA.

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