How do IRBA’s changes to the Auditing profession affect you if you want to qualify as a Registered Auditor or a Chartered Accountant?

There has been a lot of noise in the news and in accounting / auditing student circles about the pending changes to the path to qualifying as a Registered Auditor with IRBA. This, (and an article that appears to have been written by someone who doesn’t understand the field!) has completely, and understandably, confused a lot…

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What I learnt in 2014

We tend to think that by the time we finish studying or we qualify, we’ll know everything, be wise and have it all worked out. Truth is… it’s only the beginning! I learn everyday just how much I don’t know and gain insights and understanding all the time. So, here’s what I learnt last year,…

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How do you choose a tuition provider?

A lot of UNISA students seek help with their studies. Thus, there is now a large supply of people and organisations who offer services to UNISA students. Question is… what is the right solution for you?! What are your options? Here are some different types of assistance available to you: Face-to-Face classes on a campus (Full-time;…

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You want to be an entrepreneur. HOW do you ‘Think Different’?

‘Think different’ is an oft-quoted phrase from Steve Jobs, who has been arguably one of modern societys’ most well-known entrepreneurs. ‘Think different’ was his response to people asking how he came up with such ground-breaking (more importantly… money-making) ideas and products! Whether you like Apple’s products or hate them, you can’t argue with their multi-billion…

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Exam Technique – Auditing

Let’s talk exam technique for Auditing! You’ve worked through the theory, you’re working on perfecting your knowledge, now you need to give some thought to how you’ll present the information in the exam. Communication is key Firstly, remember that Auditing is a communication subject. As much as you may not like to hear this, your…

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Where’s your passion?

Have you ever met someone whose passion for what they do is so strong that it’s almost contagious! You find you get caught up in their enthusiasm and feel motivated to push further yourself? It’s amazing how tangible true passion is. It’s really hard to hide it, and really easy to spot someone who has…

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Monday motivation

Most of us are bombarded with motivational posters, quotes and pictures through various forms of social media, e-mail and well-meaning family and friends. By the time we’ve seen the hundredth poster, it does tend to lose it’s ability to move us. Motivation needs to come from the inside. No amount of inspiring quotes can replace…

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Why do students dislike Auditing?

Every semester I look around the classes I lecture and see the faces of the students sitting in front of me. I see pretty much the same thing every year, from most students. The faces may change, but the expressions are fairly similar. The expressions generally say the following: “I REALLY don’t want to be…

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