Challenges facing the Chartered Accountancy profession
The Forum has identified a number of existing challenges, based on future outcomes that are desirable for the sector as a whole. With the aid of a process of gap analysis a number of specific activities have been highlighted that are recommended to effect the transition from the current situation to the desired future situation. However, this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of recommended activities. The primary aim is to establish a CA sector structure that reflects the demographics of South Africa, and the secondary one is to enable the sector to comply with the targets set in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
While many of these activities are already being undertaken by the CA sector and SAICA, the assumption should not be that all are presently being implemented or that they exhaust all possible courses of action for achieving the goals.
The outcomes will be measured in terms of achievement of the targets set in the Codes of Good Practice, and specifically the scorecards for the CA and QSE CA sectors. These targets provide objective criteria against which interim advances and successes can be measured to determine to what extent implementation of the activities have contributed towards achieving the final goals.
Finally, it serves as a summary and point of departure for restructuring and development of a CA sector that has achieved the vision of growth and empowerment of black people in the CA profession so that they may meaningfully participate in and sustain economic growth in South Africa.