SAICA and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have partnered to launch a first-of-its-kind series of short online learning programmes (SLPs) to equip accountants with the skills they need.

Embracing Blockchain and the internet of value in the 21st Century Blockchain Technology for Accountants is the third in a suite of four courses designed to help CAs(SA) cope with the technological disruptions occasioned by 4IR. Building on the introductory course (4IR Perspectives for Accountants), this new course focuses on this topic in a detailed and technical way as well as deals with various applications of the technology in the industry.

4IR for Accountants is the first of a suite of four courses designed especially for accountants to assist them in their lifelong learning journey to adapt to the interconnected technological world we live in today. This fully online course provides an introduction to the Fourth Industrial Revolution by exploring key topics within this realm. These topics include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Blockchain and Ethics.

<IR> for Accountants is the second of UJ’s four course suite. This course consists of a range of topics that introduce <IR> including the history and evolution of corporate reporting, integrated thinking, using the <IR> framework, the fundamental principles of <IR>, the guiding principles of <IR> and the content elements of <IR>.

The SLPs are designed as a self-paced, 100% online programmes driven by competencies that directly relate to SAICA’s new CPD vision for a CA(SA).