SAIBA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the 31 May 2018 at The Capital Menlyn Maine. The AGM was followed by a Summit titled: ‘Reforming the Accounting and Auditing Profession’. Nicolaas van Wyk, CEO of SAIBA, welcomed all the delegates and introduced Mark Kingon, Acting SARS Commissioner, to the audience. Mark Kingon then officially opened the summit, with over 350 delegates and decision-makers present. This was followed by a roundtable discussion, which was moderated by Hillary Joffe, Editor-at-Large of Business Day, with panelists Adv. Rory Voller, CIPC Commissioner, David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA, Fanisa Lamola, Acting CEO of SAICA and Nicolaas van Wyk, CEO of SAIBA.
Nicolaas raised the point that it was critical to take a long and hard look at the profession because smaller firms were struggling to break into the market. “Access is not equal in many ways.” He noted that millions are being spent by government on consulting work, with only a few smaller firms getting a slice of the work.”
Rich Preece, the Global Leader of QuickBooks
The event was sponsored by Quickbooks. Rich Preece who is the Global Leader of the QuickBooks Accounting Business, who took the stage after the roundtable discussion, telling us a bit more about Quickbooks Online and how it could benefit SAIBA members.
Quickbooks is the world’s number one leading Accounting Solution, with over 4 million customers globally.
This was a definite highlight for SAIBA and it was truly inspiring to see our members attending and participating with so much enthusiasm. Thank you to each and every one of you who were there!