Accounting

CA the only option?

CA the only option?

It is true that the biggest potential income generators in South Africa are still Chartered Accountants CA.  However, chartered management accountants have the potential to earn above average salaries as well.  Management accountants do not fit the stereotype of number crunchers and bean counters and definitely don’t all work in banks.  Wherever there’s an important business decision to be made,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Accounting
What is Accounting?

What is Accounting?

Accounting focuses on measuring performance, and processing and communicating financial information about economic sectors. This discipline ensures that principles such as ethical behaviour, transparency and accountability are adhered to. It deals with the logical, systematic and accurate selection and recording of financial information and transactions, as well as the compilation, analysis, interpretation and communication of financial statements and managerial reports[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Accounting
Filler subject or preparation for great income expectations?

Filler subject or preparation for great income expectations?

Chartered Accountants are still some of the best paid professionals in South Africa.  The path to achieve this goal is however not for the faint hearted.    In order to achieve this goal, accounting students need to ensure that they have a very good grasp of the fundamentals of the subject as this will prepare them for the future demands of[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Accounting
Accounting is not for sissies

Accounting is not for sissies

  NOT !!!! Anybody that can read and think can do Accounting!  The misconception about this subject goes back into historical practices, where ‘particular’ people kept track of the movement of goods, coins and related activities.   The notion of only people with specialized skills are able to handle the demands of those skills included in Accountancy, has perpetuated itself into the modern[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 Accounting