Over the course of the next 2 months, all NSOA training interventions will be made available on-line. The circumstances we all find ourselves in have created a need for us to find an alternate manner in which to deliver the face-to-face offerings that so many of our clients have found to be invaluable.
A lot of care has been taken to find the ideal platform through which to deliver this live, interactive training alternative and we believe we have nailed it! These are not your ordinary pre-recorded webinars…
Sessions are hosted live and incorporate multiple features such as break out rooms, chat features, and live polls to keep the sessions interactive and engaging for delegates. Using notes, case studies, digital whiteboards, and video clips, delegates will be exposed to the full learning experience that they would have encountered during our traditional face-to-face sessions.
With effect from 1 January 2019, all SAICA trainees with a contract end date after 31 March 2019 will be required to attend a compulsory ethics training course, of between 6 and 8 hours, at least once during their training contract term.
SAICA has prescribed that certain aspects relating to ethics need to be understood and it is important to recognise that these requirements extend far further than simply working through the Code of Professional Conduct with trainees. This course will run independently of the compulsory induction programme that SAICA already prescribes and will focus on the bigger picture of ethics.
NSOA will be developing a standalone 1 day course to address this requirement which will be available from 1 January 2019 at the latest. The Ethics course will form part of our public offering of training courses but can also be delivered on an “in-house” basis should training offices prefer this.
The course will cover the following SAICA-prescribed content:
What ethics are
Why ethics are important
How to build reputation and trust through ethics in one’s career and business
The consequences of ethical failure
What drives ethical choices
Different values and how they underpin behaviour in the workplace
How to integrate ethical principles and apply them to scenarios that typically arise in the accounting industry
Practical tools to help improve ethical behaviour
How to make ethical decisions in complex situations
The role of the chartered accountant in ensuring ethical and effective governance in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard
The role of the manager/employee in building an ethical culture in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard.
It will feature a full set of notes and will incorporate a number of practical case studies and / or role-plays to make the learning as practical and relevant as possible.
Neville Demaine and Graeme O’Reilly of NSOA Learning (Pty) Ltd have been supporting Training Offices in the Western Cape and KZN since 1995 and currently provide 59 different training offices with practical audit training and/or CTA academic support for their trainee accountants.
We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering the same services to Training Offices in Gauteng. We are fortunate to have Theana Deysel joining our team from the 1st July 2017. Theana is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a Registered Assessor and comes with auditing, financial accounting, and financial management experience.
Theana is passionate about education and training and will be working closely with Neville and Graeme to ensure that we deliver the same level of service excellence to Gauteng that our clients in the Western Cape and KZN receive.
Service offerings in Gauteng will be targeted at both junior and senior audit trainees and will include:
Relevant and practical auditing training courses.
Assessment workshop in the FM and MD Residual skills.
Professional skills training.
An Induction course that covers the SAICA requirements for Training Offices.
A variety of CTA-level academic support interventions to assist both trainees and their employers to improve pass rates.
In-house assessment refresher sessions for trainees, reviewers, and assessors.
While public courses will be scheduled to provide these services, we are also able to offer interventions on an in-house basis.
Please contact Theana on firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 733 3114 to set up a meeting with her or to get more details on the NSOA range of services in Gauteng.