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  • UP graduates’ research gets top honours at South African Institute of Professional Accountants awards competition

    Posted on November 12, 2021

    Three alumni of the Department of Accounting have been recognised by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) for their postgraduate research.

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) names UP graduate as 2021 Trailblazer

    Posted on November 04, 2021

    EMS graduate Roger Wyllie, completed his BCom Accounting Sciences degree with distinction, has won the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) 2021 Trainee Trailblazer competition.

  • UP student wins EY Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on November 03, 2021

    EMS student Deena Martin is the winner of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2021 for Southern Africa. She obtained her BCom Accounting Sciences degree with distinction in 2020 and is currently enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences.

  • EXPERT OPINION: Ethical leadership in the current South African landscape – and the role of chartered accountants as leaders in the country

    Posted on October 20, 2021

    Financial reporting scandals and the associated failures of the audit profession in South Africa present chartered accountants with an immense opportunity to steer the country in the right direction, writes UP lecturer Kwena Maseko.

  • Annual Financial Sciences Awards recipients celebrated

    Posted on October 08, 2021

    The Annual Financial Sciences Awards Ceremony acknowledges the top students in the departments of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

  • Alumna profile: Yota Baron

    Posted on August 26, 2021

    A BCom in Accounting and Auditing from UP opened the door for esteemed alumna Yota Baron to claim her stake in the motor industry. Currently, she is settling into her role as the first female CFO of Ford South Africa, where she hopes “to work with the team to further Ford’s success in...

  • UP makes history with unprecedented 100% pass rate in SAICA ITC exams

    Posted on July 05, 2021

    UP has achieved a 100% pass rate for its first-time writers and a 99% pass rate for all its candidates in the April Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • UP makes history with unprecedented 100% pass rate in the SAICA ITC exams

    Posted on July 02, 2021

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has made history with an unprecedented pass rate in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC). UP obtained a 100% pass rate in the April 2021 ITC exam for first time writers and an overall pass rate of 99,4% for...

  • Music and leadership balance graduate’s BCom studies

    Posted on April 28, 2021

    Accounting academic trainee Coenraad Middel received his Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences on 28 April 2021. However, his talents stretch much further than his BCom studies and includes a passion for music and leadership.

  • Bursary holder and top achiever on route to becoming a business leader

    Posted on April 23, 2021

    Michàel van Schalkwyk, who was selected by Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) alumnus and former JSE CEO Russel Loubser as this year’s Russell Loubser/JSE Bursary Prize Winner from a shortlist of four Accounting Sciences, Financial Sciences and Investment Management top...

  • #FITForLife: UP Accounting develops innovative student support programme to help future chartered accountants

    Posted on April 15, 2021

    As the country continues to grapple with funding issues in higher education, the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Accounting programme has developed an innovative student support programme called the FIT programme. The programme aims to help students studying towards becoming a chartered...

  • Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Tim Rupert

    Posted on April 06, 2021

    Currently Professor in the Accounting Group of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in the USA, Prof Tim Rupert also finds his work as extraordinary professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria (UP) most rewarding. “Helping a...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Marius Koen

    Posted on March 23, 2021

    Been there, done that...got the T-shirt. This, in casual terms, sums up the sterling career of esteemed alumnus, Dr Marius Koen. After having completed his practical training at a South African auditing firm, he joined UP as lecturer and professor where he served for nearly two decades while also...

  • University of Pretoria domestic leader in four subjects in 2021 QS World University Rankings

    Posted on March 09, 2021

    UP is the domestic leader in four subjects: Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mathematics; and Accounting and Finance.

  • Meditari Accountancy Research – overview and origins of an accounting research journal

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    Meditari Accountancy Research is a highly ranked international accounting research journal. However, the journal has deep University of Pretoria (UP), and therefore, South African roots. Prof Quintus Vorster, then Head of the Department of Accounting, was the main driving force behind the...

  • Higher Education Under Lockdown

    Posted on October 26, 2020

    The global pandemic has disrupted our concept of how life should work in almost all aspects of our lives. Higher education is no exception and many seem concerned about how students will cope with the forced transition to digital education. Some are worried that the crisis will lead to a decline...

  • Becoming a Pundit in a Time of Coronavirus

    Posted on October 23, 2020

    It seems that the current turmoil caused by the global pandemic has every pundit out there predicting how the world will change (or not) when this is (eventually) over...

  • Diluted Adjusted Core Normalised Operating Headline Earnings (DACNOHE for Short)...

    Posted on October 19, 2020

    Perhaps contrary to your expectations, this article is not about the discovery of a new and revolutionary profit measure. Nor, I hasten to add, should it be confused with some mysterious Eastern religious greeting (DACNOHE to you too). Although I must admit that I live in daily expectation...

  • Accounting Animagus?

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    As hordes of Harry Potter fans will tell you, an Animagus is a witch or a wizard that can transform into an animal and back again at will. In these fictional tales, the physical appearance of the animal resembles its human counterpart. For example, when Professor McGonagall turns herself into a...

  • Trailblazer: Prof Carolina Koornhof

    Posted on September 14, 2020

    The double honours bestowed on former EMS dean, Prof Carolina Koornhof - a CEO Country Lifetime Achiever Award at Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards ceremony in 2014 for her contribution to Higher Education, and an Honorary Golden Key award in 2018 in...

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