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Don’t miss out on three upcoming webinars where Sage Executives will join us after the session for an interactive discussion.
Register today to attend and get an opportunity to interact directly with members of the SAGE team.
Topic 1: Independent Review 2
Date: 24 June 10h00 -12h00 (Sage will present after the session)
Presenter: Leana Van Der Merwe
Sage Presenter: Jordaan Burger, Regional Finance Director
SAIPA MEMBERS AND PUBLIC WELCOME
Topic 2: Personal Branding Repeat 2
Date: 26 June 10h00 -12h00 (Sage will present after the session)
Presenter: Karl Smith
Sage Presenter: Lauren Vickery, Director Field Marketing Africa and Middle East
SAIPA MEMBERS AND PUBLIC WELCOME
Topic 3: Business Advisory II
Date: 1 July 10h00 -12h00 (Sage will present after the session)
Presenter: Joseph Munzhedzi Tshiwilowilo
Sage Presenter: Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice President Africa and Middle East
SAIPA MEMBERS AND PUBLIC WELCOME
Independent Review 2
An Independent Review is an alternative assurance engagement where the independent reviewer provides limited assurance on a set of annual financial statements when compared to that of the reasonable assurance provided by the external auditor. Assurance is the degree or level of trust the users can place on the credibility of the information contained in the annual financial statements.
The Companies Act 71 of 2008 recognises SAIPA members as Independent Reviewers. This is a totally new line of reporting for Professional Accountants (SA), and SAIPA is constitutionally bound to ensure that its members do not take up appointment for duties that they are not competent to conduct.
Join this webinar to learn more about the requirements and basic principles of an Independent Review in accordance with ISRE2400.
Personal Branding Repeat 2
Attend this webinar to learn more about the importance of personal branding and how you can elevate your personal brand as an expert or advisor. Uncover tips on:
- How to position and communicate your brand
- How to position and communicate your personal brand as an expert and;
- How to monetise your personal brand as an expert/advisor
Business Advisory II
Attend this webinar to learn more about how to grow your practice using business development and advisory services. The webinar will cover amongst others the following topics:
- Main or major Services for Accountants and Tax Practitioners
- Advising Start-up New Venture Creation (NVC) (NQF 2 & 4)
- Attending to Business Rescue and Liquidation 7.
- Assisting COVID-19 Clients During and Post CONVID-1
- Assisting Your Clients to Sustain and Grow their Businesses
- Assisting your clients develop a turnaround strategy
1 July 2020
10h00 -12h00 (Sage will present after the session)
Joseph Munzhedzi Tshiwilowilo
Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice President Africa and Middle East
Leana Van Der Merwe
Leana obtained her BCom Accounting Honours from the University of Johannesburg in 2005. She then joined a medium tier audit company and completed her articles in 2008. Leana registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2009 and continued as a manager in the auditing field.
In 2011 she was appointed as a Director in a medium Tier auditing firm where she was responsible for a portfolio of audit clients in the manufacturing, retail, not for profit and property industry. She was also responsible for several multinational audit engagements in which the holding companies of the local subsidiary are listed offshore. In addition to her position as Audit Director with a full client base, Leana was the Training Officer responsible for the programme planning and development of 70 Trainees.
Along with applied professional acumen, Leana maintains sound understanding of standards of compliance relating to international reporting and auditing along with in-depth knowledge of relevant South African legislation and Accounting Standards. She adds value through expertise in servicing the needs and opportunities of businesses.
Leana joined the SAIPA team in September 2019 in the Technical Standards Division as The Technical Assurance and Accounting Specialist. In this role Leana is responsible for assisting members with all technical queries relating to assurance and accounting services and relationships with the SAIPA stakeholders.
Jordaan Burger oversees the finance function for Sage Africa and Middle East, driving business performance, supporting business development and setting the commercial strategy.
Prior to joining Sage in 2019, Jordaan spent nearly five years as Financial Director for MWR InfoSecurity (now F-Secure) in South Africa, where he was also responsible for finance operations in New York, Singapore and Poland.
Jordaan started his career at Meintjes Vermooten & Partners in 2003 and then went abroad in 2006, serving as product controller at RBC Capital Markets in London.
Upon his return to South Africa in 2008, he joined TAG Incorporated (now PKF Pretoria) as an audit partner, where he focused on multinational, technology and services clients.
Jordaan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a B.Com Accounting Science from University of Pretoria, a B.Com Accounting Hons CTA from Unisa and an M.Com South African and International Taxation from North-West University.
Karl Smith has more than 10 years’ experience in the private and higher education sectors. He is responsible for leading SAIPAs education, training and membership support services.
Prior to joining SAIPA, he has done extensive work in creating and delivering training, business development and marketing strategies and programmes across various professional services fields, with significant experience in working with the accountancy profession.
As Marketing Director, Lauren Vickery leads marketing, communications and business development for Sage in the Africa and Middle East region, with a focus on building a world-class cloud technology brand and driving a customer-centric, performance-oriented approach across the business. She joined Sage in 2014 as a Marketing Manager, responsible for developing and implementing a demand-focused marketing plan for the HR and payroll business in Africa.
Before joining Sage, Lauren spent eight years with Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN). As their Marketing Manager, she delivered the marketing strategy for South Africa and was also responsible for brand strategy across the UK and Australia.
Joseph Munzhedzl Tshiwilowilo
Affectionately knownas JMT,is an Associate General Accountant (SA) SAICA, Professional Accountant (SA) SAIPA,Professional Tax Specialist (SA),Certified Business Adviser (SA) IBASA, M.Inst.D. Member of the Institute of Directors (SA)and a Member of the Association of Black Accountants of South Africa.
JMT is a matured Professional in the business environment; he has a great sense of leadership skills and good ethics. He is efficient and well organised person. He is one person that does not forget things easily. He leads by example, in front orbehind as thesituation andneed arises.He holds a B. ComptDegree in Accounting & Economics (Unisa) Adv. Tax Diplomafrom(UJ)
As Executive Vice President for Sage in Africa and the Middle East, Pieter Bensch is responsible for growing Sage’s business across the region and executing its vision of disrupting and leading the market for cloud-based payroll and accounting solutions. He has 27 years of industry experience and has held leadership roles in complex technology businesses across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Pieter joins Sage from HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise), where he was the Managing Director for South Africa. Prior to joining HP, Pieter held a range of senior positions at Oracle, including Vice-President of Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Vice-President of Customer Support for MEA and Vice-President and Managing Director of Oracle SA.