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Ethics

Individuals: R 517.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1.5 hrs

Presenter: Jan Dijkman


Overview:

The presentation deals with the practical application of the fundamental principles of the Code of Professional Conduct by means of case studies and recent disciplinary matters. The basic principles of Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance will be explained, as well as the lessons the professional accountant can learn from PI trends to avoid ethical dilemmas.


Course Content:

Brief recap of the fundamental principles of the Code of Professional Conduct Recent disciplinary matters and the application of the fundamental principles Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance explained, trends explored and guidance given on practice risk management Lessons to be learned from disciplinary and PI trends


Course Objective:

The aim of this session is to provide practical guidance to accountants to (hopefully) avoid making the same ethical mistakes as others have, and thereby avoid the stress and trauma of litigation and disciplinary hearings. The ethical fundamental principles will be supported by practical experience from disciplinary and PI trends.


Who Should Attend?

Any accountant seeking to learn from the mistakes of others and thereby gain experience in exercising professional judgment through these disciplinary lessons. Accountants seeking to gain an understanding of the need for PI insurance and related risk management for their practices.

Individuals: R 690.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 3 hrs

Presenter: Corlia Faurie


Overview:

Maintaining ethics has never been more important and necessary for accounting professionals. With increasing pressure and limited time, a declining economy and no shortage of other factors that might impact and impair our professional behaviour, it is crucial to ensure that ethical standards are upheld. ProBeta offers an interactive training session on ethics for professional accountants in business, to provide insight into professional ethics and the relevant Codes of Conduct and to enable the professional to identify and address ethical dilemmas. This course is not part of a series, but is a stand-alone, once-off course. Alternative dates are merely listed to accommodate different schedules - the same course will be presented on all the alternative dates. *DISCLAIMER: THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE FULL SATISFACTION OF ALL THE SAICA CPD REQUIREMENTS ON ETHICS ACTIVITIES, BUT SERVES AS A METHOD TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS AND SUPPLEMENT CPD ACTIVITIES. MEMBERS ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED THE RELEVANT SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND REFLECTION ACTIVITIES REQUIRED IN TERMS OF THE CPD POLICIES OF THESE REGULATORY BODIES. THIS COURSE IS ALSO NOT SUITABLE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE C9 COMPULSORY ETHICS FOR SAICA TRAINEES - PLEASE REFER TO THE SEPARATE PROGRAMME THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THIS ON THE MYSKILLS PORTAL*


Course Content:

The course will address the following: � An overview of the elements of personal and business ethics and how it impacts the accounting professional � All the relevant requirements of both the IESBA and SAICA Code of Conduct applicable to Professional Accountants in Business, including: o An overview of the conceptual framework, and the process of identifying and addressing threats to ethical principles o Specific coverage on threat indicators from the Code and how to address them, including a discussion of the most common areas prone to unethical behaviour in practice o Specific matters regarding the response to NOCLAR


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Financial managers Bookkeepers Financial accountants Ethics officers

Individuals: R 690.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 3 hrs

Presenter: Corlia Faurie


Overview:

Maintaining ethics has never been more important and necessary for accounting professionals. With increasing pressure and limited time, a declining economy and no shortage of other factors that might impact and impair our professional behaviour, it is crucial to ensure that ethical standards are upheld. ProBeta offers an interactive training session on ethics for professional accountants in public practice conducting non-assurance services, to provide insight into professional ethics and the relevant Codes of Conduct and to enable the professional to identify and address ethical dilemmas. This course is not part of a series, but is a stand-alone, once-off course. Alternative dates are merely listed to accommodate different schedules - the same course will be presented on all the alternative dates. *DISCLAIMER: THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE FULL SATISFACTION OF ALL THE IRBA AND SAICA CPD REQUIREMENTS ON ETHICS ACTIVITIES, BUT SERVES AS A METHOD TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS AND SUPPLEMENT CPD ACTIVITIES. MEMBERS ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED THE RELEVANT SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND REFLECTION ACTIVITIES REQUIRED IN TERMS OF THE CPD POLICIES OF THESE REGULATORY BODIES. THIS COURSE IS ALSO NOT SUITABLE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE C9 COMPULSORY ETHICS FOR SAICA TRAINEES - PLEASE REFER TO THE SEPARATE PROGRAMME THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THIS ON THE MYSKILLS PORTAL*


Course Content:

The course will address the following: � An overview of the elements of personal and business ethics and how it impacts the accounting professional � All the relevant requirements of both the SAICA and IRBA Code of Conduct applicable to Professional Accountants in Public Practice conducting non-assurance services, including o An overview of the conceptual framework, and the process of identifying and addressing threats to ethical principles o Specific coverage on threat indicators from the Code and how to address them, including a discussion of the most common areas prone to unethical behaviour in practice o Specific matters regarding the response to NOCLAR o This session excludes the elements for audit and assurance services. For a full session on ethics for these services, please refer to the separate sessions that are available


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Investment managers Financial managers Auditors Bookkeepers Financial accountants Audit managers Audit partners Engagement Quality Control Reviewers Ethics officers

Individuals: R 563.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 3 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Badenhorst


Overview:

The ethical and independence requirements applying to auditors are legally enforceable and are located within the following legislation and standards: ISQC 1 Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Reports and Other Financial Information, and Other Assurance Engagements Auditing Standard ISA 220 Quality Control for an Audit of a Financial Report and Other Historical Financial Information Section 90 of the Companies Act applicable to an auditor engaged to perform a statutory audit of a company or a close corporation (CC) The IRBA�s Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors (the Code) International Standard on Review Engagements 2400 (Revised) To help members better understand the independence requirements and fully digest this information, this webinar will provide practical, case-based scenarios to help practitioners assess issues of ethics and independence that they may encounter during the performance of assurance engagements.


Course Content:

The following issues regarding ethics and independence will be discussed and explained: The five fundamental ethical principles Threats to independence and safeguards The conceptual framework and ethical dilemmas Who is �RIP� The Seven ethical and independence declarations that must be signed by engagement partners and team members on all assurance engagements Independence requirements for statutory audits Rotation requirements for partners of statutory audits Independence requirements for Public Interest Entity Audits Rotation requirements for partners of Public Interest Entity Audits Independence requirements for voluntary audits (self-review threats) Independence requirements for Independent Reviewers Prohibited relationships applicable to all assurance engagements Disclosure of audit tenure


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

The seminar will be of interest to professional accountants in public practice who are responsible for the performance of any assurance engagements.

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2.5 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Badenhorst


Overview:

For assurance engagements to be worth its salt, the auditor who prepared it must be seen to be, and actually be, truly ethical and independent and free of any undue influence. So, what is independence and why is it at the cornerstone of every assurance engagement that is conducted? The ethical and independence requirements applying to auditors are legally enforceable and are located within the following legislation and standards: � ISQC 1: Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Reports and Other Financial Information, and Other Assurance Engagements � Auditing Standard ISA 220: Quality Control for an Audit of a Financial Report and Other Historical Financial Information � Section 90 of the Companies Act applicable to an auditor engaged to perform a statutory audit of a company or a close corporation (CC) � The IRBA�s Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors (the Code) � International Standard on Review Engagements 2400 (Revised) To help members better understand the independence requirements and fully digest this information, this webinar will provide practical, case-based scenarios to help practitioners assess issues of ethics and independence that they may encounter during the performance of assurance engagements.


Course Content:

The following issues regarding ethics and independence will be discussed and explained: The 5 fundamental ethical principles Threats to independence and safeguards The conceptual framework and ethical dilemmas Who is RIP? The 7 ethical and independence declarations that must be signed by engagement partners and team members on all assurance engagements Independence requirements for statutory audits Rotation requirements for partners of statutory audits Independence requirements for Public Interest Entity Audits Rotation requirements for partners of Public Interest Entity Audits Independence requirements for voluntary audits (self-review threats) Independence requirements for Independent Reviewers Prohibited relationships applicable to all assurance engagements Disclosure of audit tenure


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

The seminar will be of interest to professional accountants in public practice who are responsible for the performance of any assurance engagements.

Individuals: R 690.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 3 hrs

Presenter: Corlia Faurie


Overview:

The IRBA CPD policy requires all IRBA members, regardless of whether your status is recorded in the IRBA�s register as assurance or non-assurance, to engage in compulsory CPD activities on ethics of at least 3 hours per year. This course aims to address this CPD need, in providing members with the opportunity to complete the 3 hour activity in the form of an interactive training session on professional ethics and the IRBA Code of Conduct. This course is not part of a series, but is a stand-alone, once-off course. Alternative dates are merely listed to accommodate different schedules - the same course will be presented on all the alternative dates. *DISCLAIMER: THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE FULL SATISFACTION OF ALL THE IRBA AND SAICA CPD REQUIREMENTS ON ETHICS ACTIVITIES, BUT SERVES AS A METHOD TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS AND SUPPLEMENT CPD ACTIVITIES. MEMBERS ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED THE RELEVANT SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND REFLECTION ACTIVITIES REQUIRED IN TERMS OF THE CPD POLICIES OF THESE REGULATORY BODIES. THIS COURSE IS ALSO NOT SUITABLE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE C9 COMPULSORY ETHICS FOR SAICA TRAINEES - PLEASE REFER TO THE SEPARATE PROGRAMME THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THIS ON THE MYSKILLS PORTAL*


Course Content:

The course will address the following: � An overview of the elements of personal and business ethics and how it impacts the auditing professional � All the relevant requirements of the Code of Conduct as set out by both SAICA and IRBA for accounting professionals conducting audit and assurance engagements, including: o An overview of the conceptual framework, and the process of identifying and addressing threats to ethical principles o Specific coverage on threat indicators from the Code and how to address them, including a discussion of the most common areas prone to unethical behaviour in practice o Specific matters regarding independence threats and the response to NOCLAR o This session includes a brief coverage of the considerations for non-assurance services. For a full session on ethics for professionals rendering non-assurance services, please refer to the separate sessions that are available.


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Auditors Audit partners Engagement Quality Control Reviewers Ethics officers

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1.5 hrs

Presenter: Jan Dijkman


Overview:

The presentation deals with the general principles of the accountants Code of Professional Conduct highlighting recent changes. In particular, the impact of the implementation of sec 90(2) of the Companies Act 2008 on the independence requirements of the Code will be looked at. Practical case studies will also be discussed, in order to illustrate the application of the fundamental principles.


Course Content:

What do we understand ethics to mean? Do we need an ethics code? The accounting profession Code of Professional Conduct o General application of the Code (fundamental principles, threats, safeguards) o Application of the principles to accountants in public practice o Application of the principles to accountants in business Case studies Solving ethical dilemmas


Course Objective:

The aim of this session on the ethics fundamental principles is to provide a refresher to all accountants of their ethical responsibilities as professionals, as well as provide some guidance on how to deal with ethical issues. The accountant should be able to identify ethical dilemmas and threats, and be able to apply appropriate safeguards to reduce the threats or eliminate them completely.


Who Should Attend?

Any accountant requiring an update on the ethics fundamental principles, or seeking some guidance on how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1 hrs

Presenter: Jan Dijkman


Overview:

The presentation deals with the application of the fundamental principles, threats and safeguards of the accountants� professions� Code of Professional Conduct to a number of case studies. A look at disciplinary trends as well as disciplinary trends of trainee accountants will wrap up the 3 module series on ethics.


Course Content:

Case studies � the practical application of the fundamental principles to ethical dilemmas facing professional accountants Disciplinary trends Trainee Accountant disciplinary trends


Course Objective:

The aim of this session is to provide practical guidance to accountants by means of some case studies. A look at disciplinary trends (as well as disciplinary trends for trainee accountants) will hopefully help the attendees to not make the same mistakes as their colleagues.


Who Should Attend?

Any accountant and trainee accountant seeking to gain experience in the exercise of their professional judgement, and seeking to learn from the unfortunate mistakes of others through the disciplinary lessons.

Individuals: R 598.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Yvonne Rossouw


Overview:

Where there are rules, they will be broken. This is a universal truth, but while some rules were made to be broken, others are created to protect the best interest of all relevant parties. Do you often identify non-compliance with laws and regulations from your tax or accounting clients? What about in the company where you are employed? Are you aware that as a professional accountant that must adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct, you have to respond to these non-compliances? Join us in this session as we unpack the responsibility in terms of the NOCLAR section in the code of conduct for Professional accountants.


Course Content:

The following will be covered during this session: What are the reasons for, and why is it necessary to respond to NOCLAR? What is a NOCLAR? Who needs to comply with this section in the code? What does it mean for non-compliance to become known? What should be done when non-compliance is identified or becomes known? Senior PA�s in business o Other PA�s in business o PA�s in public practice who provides services other than audits What does it mean to obtain an understanding of the matter? Who should you discuss the matter with and what should be discussed? When should you take further action and what should these further action be? Should the matter be disclosed to an authorised body? When are you prohibited from disclosure? What needs to be documented


Course Objective:


Who Should Attend?

Investment managers, Financial managers, Bookkeepers, and Financial accountants

Individuals: R 747.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2.5 hrs

Presenter: Corlia Faurie


Overview:

The purpose of this series of webinars is to address the SAIPA requirements for effective induction of trainee accountants.


Course Content:

Understand: What is independence? Threats to in dependence Eliminating threats to independence Ethics and professional conduct Feedback on disciplinary matters involving trainees


Course Objective:

The aim of the webinar is to assist the SAIPA trainee accountant to understand what ethical behaviour is expected of him/her, and provide guidance in avoiding or dealing with ethical dilemmas. It also covers the independence requirements expected from trainees


Who Should Attend?

All newly appointed SAIPA trainee accountants

Level: Intermediate

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1.5 hrs

Presenter: Caryn Maitland


Overview:

Its that time of the year again, where we are needing to consider and chat about the many ethical challenges that we face as accountants. This session is intended to be an informal question and answer workshop, so please email me your thoughts and dilemmas, otherwise feel free to bring them on the day for discussion.


Course Content:

The session will be structured using the Code of Professional Conduct, fraud considerations and reporting responsibilities as a framework


Course Objective:

In the accounting profession there will always be a conflict between Commercialism and Professionalism, with ethics often taking the brunt. The objective of this session is to look at the many ethical challenges we face as accountants and to debate the actions to be taken in terms of the Code of Professional conduct.


Who Should Attend?

All accountants and auditors within the profession

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1 hrs

Presenter: Jan Dijkman


Overview:

The presentation deals with the importance of the individual in ethical-decision making. In the light of the recent accounting scandals, the question is asked whether having ethical rules for the profession really helps. A look at recent research emphasises the importance of the individual being ethically aware. Some guidance will also be given on how to be an ethical leader.


Course Content:

What is ethics? Why the emphasis on ethics? The importance of the in ethics Why good people do bad things recent research Being an ethical leader (or a leader in ethics)


Course Objective:

The aim of this session on ethics is to create and reinforce an awareness of ethics in all the situations we face in our professional lives on a daily basis, and bring home to attendees the importance of their decision whether or not to act ethically. It also aims to assist them to provide ethical leadership in their environments.


Who Should Attend?

Any accountant wanting to understand the importance of ethics in their professional lives, as well as those seeking to provide ethical leadership in their environments.

Individuals: R 437.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 3 hrs

Presenter: Yvonne Rossouw


Overview:

On public concerns that professional accountants do not respond to non-compliance committed by their clients due to confidentiality clauses, a lack of guidance and resignation before these issues are addressed, the IESBA responded by revising the code of professional conduct to specifically address the Professional accountants responses to these non-compliances (NOCLAR). These changes place an increased responsibility on all Professional accountants, not just auditors, to consider and respond to possible NOCLAR. As such it is important for all professional accountants to be aware of these responsibilities. This session covers the new section within the code of conduct, and the steps that needs to be taken by professional accountants, whether as an auditor, tax practitioner, Professional accountant in business, or any other capacity.


Course Content:

What are the reasons for new standard and why is it necessary to respond to NOCLAR? What is a NOCLAR? Who needs to comply with this section in the code? Types of laws and regulations and exclusions of the scope What does it mean for non-compliance to become known? What should be done when non-compliance is identified or becomes known? o Senior PAs in business o PA in public practice who provides assurance engagements o Other PAs in business o PAs in public practice who provides services other than audits What does it mean to obtain an understanding of the matter? Who should you discuss the matter with and what should be discussed? When should you take further action and what should these further action be? Should the matter be disclosed to an authorised body? o When are you prohibited from disclosure? What needs to be documented


Course Objective:

After attending this course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of the requirements of the code of conduct and the responsibilities of a professional accountant when they become aware of any NOCLAR, including further reporting and documentary requirements.


Who Should Attend?

All professional accountants that needs to comply with the code of conduct and trainee accountants, irrespective of their position or capacity.

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