Nicolaas van Wyk
Nicolaas joined the SA Accounting Academy Pty Ltd in 2010 as a shareholder and director. The Academy offers seminars and technical training to the broader accounting profession. As a consultant to the Academy and to various professional bodies, both within and outside the accounting profession, he assists with developing course material, technical guides, new products, change management services and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining the Academy he was the Head of Technical for the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) respectively. As a result of his work with a number of professional bodies including SAIPA, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), ACCA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA), the Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) and many others, he was approached by the then Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) Board in 2012 to help develop the institute’s technical division. During this time the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) was also appointed as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider to SAIBA, an engagement that is still ongoing. Subsequent to his involvement as technical advisor and CPD provider he was elected as board member to SAIBA and later as acting CEO in January 2013. Nicolaas was officially appointed as the CEO of SAIBA in November 2013. Since 2013 SAIBA has grown from 500 members to more than 6 000. Nicolaas has extensive experience in management, strategy development, and project management and has developed numerous technical guides and presented on a number of technical accounting topics. He obtained his BCom in 1994 and his BCom Honours in 1995 from the University of Pretoria. In 2007 he completed his MBA through the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has drafted numerous submissions and papers on the financial reporting requirements in the Close Corporations and Companies Act, and has also presented a number of seminars on these topics. During the initial stages of the Companies Act reform, Nicolaas acted as the coordinator for the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Working Group on Company Formation.