SAIPA’S Professional Evaluation Graduation Ceremony at Greyville Convention Centre in Durban on 2 February 2019.
From left to Right: Nazia Ismail - 2nd Regional Top Achiever; Pranisha Moodley - National / Regional Top Achiever; Nomawethu Tenza – 3rd Regional Top Achiever* Photography courtesy of SnapThat™
Pranisha Moodley was recently named as Regional Top Achiever, as well as overall National Top Achiever during SAIPA’S Professional Evaluation November 2018 Graduation Ceremony at Greyville Convention Centre in Durban. Following in Moodley’s footsteps are Nazia Ismail (2nd place Regional Top Achiever) and Nomawethu Tenza (3rd place Regional Top Achiever).
The future with SAIPA
Professor Rashied Small, Executive: Education and Training at SAIPA, congratulated the successful candidates and welcomed them as competent Professional Accountant (SA). “Those who passed have proven their competence and may now proudly bear the distinguished title of Professional Accountant (SA),” he says. “We are delighted and have encouraged them to take to register as full members and look forward to supporting them throughout their careers and endeavours. With their Professional Evaluation behind them, these newly fledged Professional Accountant (SA) holders may go on to, say, work at corporations, start their own private practice or even extend their skills to specialised fields, like tax consulting. Whatever they choose, each will be considered a valuable business advisor.”
The purpose of the PE
The Professional Evaluation is a four-and-half-hour written competency assessment (aligned with the International Education Standard – IES 6 issued by IFAC) that every prospective SAIPA member must complete before being granted access to the Institute’s ranks. Prerequisites for taking the assessment are a SAIPA approved degree or diploma (aligned with IES 2) and the completion of a three-year learnership at a SAIPA accredited training centre (ATC) (aligned with IES 3 – 5).
The stringent pre-entry evaluation is a distinctive requirement that sets SAIPA apart by evaluating the applicant’s ability to apply what they have learned to complex practical and ethical problems. “We don’t assume an accountant to be competent,” explains Professor Small. “Rather, they must be able to demonstrate their proficiency on demand. This assures the public that our members understand their burden of responsibility and are equipped to practice professionally from the very beginning.”
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