Financial Accounting Training

There are two basic categories of accounting: financial accounting and managerial accounting. Financial accounting is comprised of information that companies make available to the general public: stockholders, creditors, customers, suppliers, and regulatory commissions. Managerial accounting deals with information that is not made public. Information such as salary costs, Cost of goods produced, profit targets, and material control information. The knowledge supplied by managerial accounting is for the use of department heads, division managers, and supervisors to help them make better decisions about the day-to-day operations of the business.

So why do we need accounting? Asking that question of an accountant is like asking a farmer why we need rain. We need accounting because it’s the only way for business to grow and flourish. Accounting is the backbone of the business financial world. After all, accounting was created in response to the development of trade and commerce during the medieval times.

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Articles on Financial Accounting in South Africa

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Accounting and finance staff is said to be the second most difficult position for South African employers to fill.

Even the most trusted and loyal employee can give in to the temptation to steal from the business if the proper controls and measures are not put in place.

The dynamics in the business world has changed dramatically since a decade ago.

Fasset has recently achieved bronze status with Investors in People (IiP), a global organisation, which champions best practice in people management.

Aspiring chartered accountants achieved an 86% pass rate for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Examination written in November 2014.

Blended learning gets the thumbs up as UCT accounting students triumph in the revised-format Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) exam introduced last November.

The role of financial professionals goes beyond activities that affect the profit of the organisation they work for, but the role requires one’s activities to positively impact the world they live in, and leave it in a better state than before

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector plays an important role in helping alleviate unemployment and contribute to the growth of the South African economy.

Do you have a history of “stop supplies” due to unpaid accounts? This might be a sign that your accounts department needs an overhaul.

Integrated reporting requires consistent reviewing of how the organisation adds value
to the widest range of stakeholders. This honest and transparent review on a
continuous basis ensures that an organisation is performance-driven.

One of the world’s leading financial figures will be speaking at the University of Cape
Town on 2 December at a financial forum on the future of financial markets and
financial stability.

There have been many stories about the challenges faced by municipalities and state-
owned enterprises to operate and maintain their infrastructure. Allan Tarita discusses
the lack of maintenance vision and its severe and long-term impact on your assets.

Financial services provider Metropolitan is using cutting edge technology to help
clients understand and interpret the finer details of their contracts. Find out more
about this innovative mobile app.