An engaging learning platform is provided which will have delegates participating on an interactive level with each other and the facilitator.
On registration, all relevant course material and information will be made available online.
When a SAICA training contract is entered into, there are some training regulations that needs to be adhered to. Trainees need to be aware of their responsibilities in terms of these regulations, as well as their rights in terms of the agreement. The regulations also require employers to train trainees on the standards of professionalism and ethics.
The purpose of this two-day course is to address the SAICA requirements for the effective induction of trainee accountants.
Day 1 will cover the structuring of the profession, including the SAICA contract regulations, the ethical and professional skills trainees need, as well as detailed explanation of the SAICA competencies they need to obtain over the three years.
Day 2 is optional (can be booked separately under our Tall Trees Training Products: Tall Trees Courses > Scheduled Courses > Basic Tall Trees Leadership Profile (TTLP) course)
This course will be presented in association with Tall Trees Profiles, facilitated by accredited Tall Trees Facilitators, whom will also include experienced Chartered Accountants. Some of the softer and more intangible aspects of corporate life will be addressed here. This promises to be an invaluable opportunity for first year trainees to gain knowledge about themselves and of others, how to position themselves as part of a team, how to deal with conflict, cultural diversity, knowledge about communication styles, time management, amongst others. First year trainees will also have the opportunity to engage with experienced Chartered Accountants on the course day.
The objectives of this course is to familiarise first year trainee accountants with their new working environment, as well as to equip them with the necessary skills and qualities that will make the trainee both highly trainable and highly productive!
After this course delegates should understand that their development is their responsibility, and that they should take the necessary steps to ensure they create the full possible benefit out of their training contract. After this course delegates should also have a thorough understanding of the ethical requirements and the professional skills expected of them.
Structuring of the accounting profession
a) The need to develop the correct professional attitude towards traineeship
b) The different roles of SAICA and the IRBA
c) The SAICA training contract
d) SAICAs philosophy of training and how it assists with the holistic development of the trainee accountant
e) The important influence a training officer can have on the trainee accountants professional development
f) The responsibilities of the training officers
g) Trainees’ personal responsibilities with regard to their own skills development and assessment (planning, rotation, opportunities, communication)
h) SAICA Training Regulations
The SAICA assessment process
a) Understanding the CA training programme
b) Assessment definition and principles of assessment
c) Benefits and steps in the process
d) Assessment instruments and processes
e) Individuals and paperwork involved in the process
f) Prescribed competency skills
g) How to apply the assessment and appeals process
h) SAICA's requirements, regulations and moderations report
i) Explanations of the new ratings and decision trees
j) Additional guidance and assessment forms
Code of Professional Conduct - This requirement is covered as part of the Compulsory ethics training programme for SAICA Trainees (6 - 8 hours)
a) Auditors’ independence
b) Threats to independence
c) Eliminating threats to independence
d) Ethics and professional conduct
e) Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
Day2 (Optional - to be booked separately: Tall Trees Courses > Scheduled Courses > Basic Tall Trees Leadership Profile (TTLP) course)
a) Your SAICA Articles – what’s in it for you?
b) What to expect on my 1st day in Articles?
c) Dealing with my 1st assignment – what to expect..
d) You and your Training Officer / Mentor / Coach
e) You and your fellow trainees, members of senior staff, partners / directors
f) Listen to some inspiring stories to keep an open mind and to help maintain energy levels and create a habit to learn and develop on your journey to success!
g) Complete a temperament profile test with Tall Trees Profiles – learn what type of tree you are so that you can become a deep-rooted YOU! Gain self-knowledge, confirmation where you can make your greatest contribution. You will receive your own personalised Growth Plan!
h) Knowledge of others: conflict management, cultural diversity, communication styles, time management
i) Office etiquette
j) The balancing act: Work-life-studies and maintaining stamina and endurance
k) Tailor communication to different audiences, including interviewing the client, verbal, non-verbal and social media skills
l) Start building your own brand
m) Your bucket list for completing your SAICA Training Programme
All newly appointed trainee accountants to the SAICA environment irrespective of whether they are on a 3, 4 or 5 year contract.
Delegates must have the following available on the course day: Own computers (PC or laptop) with Excel and MS Word loaded onto the machine.
Course changes / cancellations
A minimum of TEN students is required in order to run a course. ProBeta Training reserves the right to change the date or cancel an advertised course without liability. ProBeta’s liability in the event of cancellation will be limited to a refund of the course fee. Any such changes will be communicated at least two weeks prior to the course day by the course administrator. Registered delegates will be contacted via e-mail or mobile contact numbers.
A 15% administration fee will be charged on all cancellations. All cancellations must be received in writing 8 working days before the event (course). Thereafter the full training fee is payable. Delegate substitutes are welcome at any time.
Course fee changes
ProBeta Training cannot be held responsible for any deviations in price from time to time.
Pricing will also be confirmed on the individual booking form, course confirmation as well as per invoice issued.