Ethics

April 19, 2021

Auditing Profession in Peril

If the audit profession in South Africa is serious about restoring trust it will need to reassert the primacy of professional scepticism and independence. There needs to be a balance between radical thinking and practical solutions. Greater clarity and transparency in the profession will ultimately result in a regime that allows auditors to better assess, assure and inform. Only then can real change come about.
October 26, 2020
Ethics are Key to Survival and Growth

Ethics are Key to Survival and Growth

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.
February 17, 2020

6 Key Business Issues for 2020

Chartered accountants will play a key role in both rebuilding business trust and redefining success in a new Gen Z-led decade. Bruce Cartwright CA, Chief Executive Officer of ICAS, reveals the key issues for all CAs to keep in mind, from cyber security to shouting louder…
September 5, 2019

Combating white-collar crime?

White-collar crimes are increasingly sophisticated and transnational. The nature and scale of recent cases have been mind-boggling. In April 2018, forensic accountants from RSM Corporate Advisory highlighted issues involving possible roundtripping transactions, fabrication and alteration of transaction documents, as well as possible fraudulent and erroneous claims under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) tax scheme, with the involvement of senior company officers at a local listed company, Trek 2000 International.

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