Upcoming disciplinary hearings

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Johannesburg, Thursday, 8 November 2018 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) by-laws permit the issuing of public statements by the SAICA chief executive officer (CEO) regarding the institution of any complaint or investigation or action against a member once a draft charge sheet or a charge sheet has been issued to such member and such matter, complaint, investigation or action is, in the opinion of the CEO, in the public interest.

Are young prospective CAs(SA) expected to be ethical?

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Johannesburg, 3 September 2018 – An outline of ethics education and expectations SAICA requires of prospective CAs(SA) in its rigorous qualification process.“Whether recently qualified or highly experienced, all chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] are required to uphold ethical principles and conduct themselves professionally. Acting with integrity, through adherence to the values stipulated in SAICA’s Code of Professional Conduct, is fundamental to the profession’s commitment to excellence and the public interest.” This is an extract from the SAICA Competency Framework where ethics forms a critical part, being one of the three pervasive skills competency areas to be developed in all entry-level CAs(SA).

Non-compliance: a reality in South Africa. What are the implications for SAICA members and the public at large?

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Johannesburg, 23 August 2018 – What to do when you know what you know and you know it is wrong? The SAICA Code of Professional Conduct (the Code) has, since 2006, set out certain fundamental principles that members and associates (accountants) should adhere to. The principles are integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. With regard to professional behaviour, accountants are specifically required to comply with relevant laws and regulations and avoid any conduct that discredits the accountancy profession.

What are the values SAICA expects of its members?

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Johannesburg, 07 August 2018 – Ongoing negative publicity regarding the accounting profession has many people asking whether accountants, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically. Michael Dorfan, Chairman of the SAICA Ethics Committee, outlines the values mentioned in the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct and looks at what SAICA is doing to ensure its members live up to these values.