We live and work in a VUCA world – Volatile; Uncertain; Complex and Ambiguous. In a world of exponential and continuous change, it has become more critical than ever to ensure that accountants remain relevant in the roles they perform. As technology continues to improve and is more and more prevalent to everything that accountants do, so this creates both challenges and opportunities for current and future members / associates of SAICA.
SAICA has responded to ensuring its member remain relevant in this ever changing world by undertaking a project to develop a competency framework which defines what an entry level chartered accountant should be able to do as the base preparation for the roles they are likely to fill in the future. Click here for more information about the CA2025 project.
Critical to the success of the CA2025 project is the revised CPD policy (effective 1 January 2020) which moves measurement of lifelong learning, for the purpose of professional body reporting, from input (hours) to output (competence relevant to your role). This requires that professionals embrace the attitude and skill of lifelong learning which is more critical as accountants of the future are likely to have to learn, relearn and unlearn at great pace in order to remain relevant. Click here for more information about the revised CPD policy.
Pathways to Relevance
This defines the post qualification roles and competence requirements which can be used as guideline when undertaking the require self-reflection for the CPD policy above. Visit http://capathways.co.za to explore your personal pathway and competencies required for your role.
For questions about this project please email: CA2025@saica.co.za.