Auditors have specific duties to report irregularities and this has even made it into the press lately.
A recent change to the code of conduct that applies to all CA’s(SA), SAIPA members and ACCAs in South Africa came into effect in July. The intention was to clarify their duties and responsibilities but some would say it adds a very onerous expectation on accountants that does not apply to their non-accounting counterparts facing the same situation.
This presentation will give clarity on a number of questions that are being raised:
- Do you have any responsibilities if you’re a CA(SA) and become aware of or suspect non-compliance with laws and regulations?
- Do you have a duty to report this non-compliance?
- Would it make a difference if you were in senior management or even a director?
- Does reporting put you at risk of being in breach of your code of confidentiality or even your employment conditions?
- Could you get into trouble for reporting, or for doing nothing?
About the presenter
Henk has been involved in research, training and consulting to small and medium sized audit practices, and consulted to many firms on technical matters relating to the application of auditing, accounting and quality control standards.
Since 1995 he has presented at seminars, conferences and universities worldwide. As an audit and accounting expert Henk has served as expert witness on several cases involving regulatory and disciplinary investigations, litigation and arbitration for and against auditors, corporates and employees in accordance with the Labour Relations Act.
Friday 18 August
7h30 for breakfast
Presentation from 08h00 – 09h00
RSVP to Denise by 15 June on [email protected] or 011 329-6000.