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75 Saiba members sign on as election observers

The SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba) is the latest professional body whose members have been allowed to apply as observers for the upcoming 8 May election. “This is the first time that Saiba has been involved in the election process, and so far 75 of our...

Regulating the profession in Namibia

Overview Regulators in Namibia play a crucial role in maintaining order and creating an environment for business growth. Accountants and auditors play a crucial role in supporting the work of the regulators by helping SMEs file their tax returns on time, assisting...

Digitalisation of Client Onboarding

By Nadine Chetty We learnt the lesson on client onboarding a few months ago. We just bagged a client…so we thought. It was quite a lucrative client. I think our biggest mistake was being too excited over it and with that, we completely missed the planning phase. We...

Time to bid farewell to hourly rates with value pricing

Selling hours for Rands is the inverse of a good business model. If you’re billing by the hour, you can only bill for eight hours a day, so your income is capped, yet it’s a pricing model so many of us default to – from accountants and doctors to designers, dog...

Are you in the right accounting body?

Take a look at the table below and decide if you are in the right accounting body. These are actual comparisons of SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba)/ South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait) and two other well-know accounting bodies (which are...

Cash is King!

Since I became a practicing accountant my biggest and most challenging aspect regarding clients are Cashflow! The constant question and most difficult question to answer is: The income statement is showing I make money, but where is it? It’s not in my bank account....

Reshape Your Practice using QuickBooks Online for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Presenter: Lauren du Plooy Manager Almost 70% of small businesses are expected to move their accounting processes to the cloud by 2020 and accounting professionals must be ready to serve them by learning and implementing this technology in their practices. Date: Apr...

Implementing QuickBooks Online with a Client

Presenter: Lauren du Plooy Manager This webinar will guide you through the process of implementing QuickBooks Online with a small business client. You'll learn about the three subscription levels of QuickBooks Online, and how to choose the right product and...

Introduction to QuickBooks Online for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Presenter: Lauren du Plooy Manager This webinar is for accounting professionals who are new to QuickBooks Online. In this webinar, you will learn how QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) works with client files, how to navigate the basic features of the product, and...

How Andrew Maraidza grew his practice by becoming an immigration specialist

In 2017 Andrew Maraidza was the first a SAIBA member to be issued with a Practice License in Immigration Engagements, and has seen his accounting practice grow steadily since then. “I highly recommend this for accountants who want to grow their practice and expand...

SAIBA: Awesomeness this 6 – 7 May 2019

Have you registered yet to join 3000 SAIBA members as we fill up the Sandton Convention Centre from 6-7 May 2019? SAIBA is the lead endorser at The SAIBA Accounting and Finance Show and we are bringing together the latest technology and solutions, the experts, the...

Memo to accountants: you are all now professional skeptics

This report was compiled with the assistance of Lettie Janse van Vuuren, chief technical advisor at the SA Accounting Academy (SAAA) and Nicolaas van Wyk CEO of the SA institute of Business Accountants (Saiba). In one key respect, the accounting profession has lost...

Join 3000 SAIBA Members at The Finance & Accounting Show SA

Join 3000 SAIBA members as we fill up the Sandton Convention Centre from 6-7 May 2019.  This is the biggest event any professional body has ever attempted - we are going for a World Record. The SAIBA Accounting and Finance Show brings together the latest technology...

Fasset Call for Grant Applications

TRAINING INCENTIVE GRANT FOR LIFELONG LEARNING Fasset has advertised a training incentive grant for employers. Click here to read more. Criteria for applications: Applications are open to both levy-paying and registered non-levy paying employers in the sector....

Public speaking tips from the Academy Awards

It is highly unlikely that you’ll live a life free of public speech obligations. Team meetings, board meetings, pitches, presentations, toasts and the like, will all call on you to dig into yourself (extrovert or not) to publicly drive home a meaningful message....

Regulating the profession in Namibia

Regulators in Namibia play a crucial role in maintaining order and creating an environment for business growth. As a SAIBA member working in/with clients in Namibia, you play a crucial role in supporting the work of the regulators by helping SMEs:  File their tax...

Doing something that you shouldn’t.

Angelo Agrizzi and Bosasa. Names that will forever be remembered for corruption and state capture. This case and the Steinhoff and KPMG scandals have placed the spotlight on you to do the right thing - speak and report truthfully. With the spotlight on you, SAIBA, and...

Why the Financial New Year is a good time to switch accounting software

Change can be challenging even for the most experienced accountant but currently it is almost compulsory. Technology is ever changing, and AI and machine learning is the future. If we do not get on the bandwagon now, we will unfortunately be left behind. Our clients...

Your “Everything is Awesome” Plan for 2019

The team and I have created your very own "Everything is Awesome" Plan for 2019, and have adopted the Lego movie song as the “official” SAIBA video of the year because: “Everything is awesome, everything is cool when your part of a team, Everything is awesome, when...