SAIPA Continued Professional Development (CPD) Events / Workshops
SAIPA encourages and supports a culture of ongoing learning, personal and professional development and Empowerment by providing abundant opportunities for the continuous development of our Members. It is also an opportunity for non-members to see what we do- so we encourage non-members to book for these events. Our attendees are SAIPA members and non-members, and include, for example, business owners, decision-makers and high net-worth individuals and work across a wide spectrum of South African business, from large corporate entities to small accounting practices.
SAIPA’s Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme develops courses and resources that allow our members to:
As SAIPA is committed to delivering value to our members we also offer an Annual CPD Subscription Fee which makes it more affordable for our members to access a range of SAIPA's services for continued development.
The CPD event attendees are Professional Accountants, who, by being SAIPA members, attend the events to obtain their CPD points (SAIPA Members are required to hand in a schedule of 20 structured and 20 unstructured hours for each calendar year for a 3 year cycle on which SAIPA does audits to ensure compliance- attendance of the CPD events is one avenue of obtaining these hours). More about CPD requiremements here and more about structured and unstructured hours here.
Topics to be covered in 2016 (subject to change)
Jan/Feb Professional Ethics - Ethical dilemmas facing Professional Accountings
March - Tax update
April - Integrated reporting for SMEs - Value for SMEs
May - Quality Assurance - Guide for setting a quality assurance systems (ISQC 1)
June - Deferred taxation - Accounting for deferred tax
July - IFRS for SMEs update - Refresher
August - Trust & Deceased Estates
September - Beyond Financial Statements
October - GRAP - Introduction to Public Sector accounting & Revenue recognition
November - NPO & Body Corporations & Tax for public entities
Our members receive material at the events, one example would be the CPD Event Manuals/Booklets. The manuals are specific to the topics that are covered in the year, and topics are varied. Some topics are repeated depending on their relevance and the member’s need to be upskilled on them, and new topics are formulated on the same principle. They are printed monthly for each topic, then distributions to the different regions for the CPD events
TO BOOK FOR AN EVENT, go to our 2016 CPD Event/Workshop Topics and Booking area (please read the last paragraph on this page carefully to ensure you know what to dO - you have to bve registered on our SAIPA website to book for an event, whether you are a member of SAIPA or just interested in attending an event as a non-member). The latter is subject to approval. You can also view the 2016 CPD Events Calendar at the end of this page- in an attached PDF document.
ARE YOU A SAIPA MEMBER OR A NON-MEMBER? If you are a member, you need to log into our member area on the website and register for your selected event. If you are not a SAIPA member, you are also able to join, register in the member area on our website if you have not yet done so (click on "not yet registered"), as soon as you are registered you will be able to and book for your selected event.
Sponsors are welcome to enquire with the SAIPA Marketing Department about sponsorship opportunities.