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SAIPA sees a rise in professional membership

by , 17 January 2013
SAIPA sees a rise in professional membershipThe accounting profession is booming locally. According to the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), record numbers of candidates wrote its professional evaluation exams to qualify as professional accountants in 2012. Here's what this means for the profession in general ...

'More than 1 000 candidates wrote the exams during the two 2012 sessions, some 20% up on the previous year's figures, which themselves were an increase on 2010,' says Navin Lalsab, Accreditation, Compliance and Development Executive at SAIPA. 'The pass rate hovered around 70%, too, which is excellent.'

Consider the benefits of joining a respected industry body

But Lalsab says thousands of graduates working in the accounting field in commerce and industry still don't have a professional affiliation. 'I strongly urge them to consider the benefits of obtaining professional accreditation through SAIPA. Joining a respected industry body is a wise strategic move because it enables you to keep your skills updated, and helps ensure you remain marketable into the future.'

Lalsab adds that the upward trend in the number of accountants joining SAIPA can be attributed to several causes. In general, more people are joining the profession as SAIPA's continued marketing efforts alert more accounting graduates to the benefits of obtaining professional status through SAIPA accreditation. These benefits include access to Continuous Professional Development (CPD), which helps SAIPA members keep their skills current and market-relevant. This is increasingly important given the pace of change in modern business and accounting regulations. SAIPA members also receive access to advice and information from SAIPA's technical department, international recognition, networking opportunities and the quality assurance for customers.  

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Source:
  • Press release from Anita van den Berg of PR Republic
  • SAIPA



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