RSM South Africa

Consulting insights

Financial metrics in the business world

11 January 2019
keeping an eye on kpi’s Monitoring sustainability and the condition of a company’s business model plays a key role in the overall performance and success of an organisation. If these are given the required attention, it would enable easy identification and corrective protocol to eliminate or curb potential problems or detriments.

Year end escapades - The final payroll run

16 November 2018
Christmas Carol? All I heard was Christmas payroll!

Oh no - The stat audit!

15 November 2018
As part of the independent audit of the financial statements of a company, the audit team needs to confirm that the company complied with the legal requirements that relate to the company secretarial records.  Secretarial records are minutes and resolutions, filings with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), and other registers that are prescri

Moving your accounting system to the cloud

21 August 2018
In an age of technological advancements, where new programs and applications are available every day,  there is increasing pressure on business owners and accountants alike to move from server based ‘off-the-shelf’ accounting packages to cloud-based systems.

Tightening the ropes on your payroll control

5 June 2018
It may be time to outsource your company payroll

XBRL and the filing of a company's annual financial statements

12 April 2018
Section 33(1) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) states that every company must file an annual return in the prescribed form, with the prescribed fee, and within the prescribed period after the anniversary of the date of its incorporation.

Sections 22 and 23 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

3 April 2017
All employees are entitled to sick leave. However, if this is not managed carefully to identify whether employees are taking advantage, companies can suffer tremendously due to abuse thereof.

Nature and Location of Company Documents

20 December 2016
It is becoming more apparent that many foreign owned companies are keeping their company statutory records as well as their accounting records overseas, and they are therefore not accessible within the Republic of South Africa, as required by Section 25 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008. Section 24(1) of the Act states that records must be kept:

Organisational Change Management

24 November 2016
In order for organisations to function efficiently and effectively they constantly have to come up with innovative change strategies so as to adapt to the globalised world of work. Change and the implementation thereof contributes greatly in giving organisations a competitive edge. Change is truly an inevitable, dynamic, challenging and continuous process.

Fraud by the numbers

9 September 2016
The risk of fraud in organisations has been the topic of several articles on this and other websites (read, for example Cybersecurity takes centre stage, Fraud on deceased estates and