Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants

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Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants

Vision

To support Botswana’s development through a dynamic and ethical accountancy profession.

Mission

To protect public interest through:

  • Promoting the accountancy profession.
  • Supporting professional accountants.
  • Facilitating quality professional accountancy services through the monitoring & regulation of professional accountants.
  • Developing Chartered Accountants.

Core Values

In order to motivate the right behavior and culture that will support the implementation of the vision and mission statement above, the following Core Values were adopted:

  • Integrity: Upholding ethical standards in all relationships.
  • Excellence: Superior and outstanding quality of service and results.
  • Independence: Independence of mind and appearance to promote objectivity and professional skepticism.
  • Transparency: Clear and traceable business practices supported by authentic business structures.
  • Accountability: To embrace measures that can ensure responsibility, ownership , and liability.

INFORMATION SECURITY

26 Aug - 27 Aug, 2019

26 & 27 August 2019                                      29 & 30 August 2019 Gaborone                                                     Francistown Travel Lodge                                                 Cresta Marang 0830-1630 hours                                          0830 – 1630 hours   As reliance on technology and the internet increases, great opportunities are presented for organizations, irrespective of which side of the ethical and legal frontier you find yourself in, to do some introspection and find creative ways to empower employees with skills necessary to combat cybercrime; thereby reducing the overall exposure an organization has to Internet related crimes. This course is designed to provide a multidisciplinary and interactive educational opportunity for employees to understand the frauds cape, within the Social Media area and general use of the internet.   PROGRAMME OUTLINE: The workshop will address Information Security related problems not limited to; Information Security Awareness Understanding the world of Risk Management as it applies to the Internet How Social Media Corporate Governance plays an important role in an organization How to manage the Social Media Fraud Risks Developing a Social Media Fraud Prevention Plan Social Engineering The Ethics of Information Security How to protect yourself from Identity Theft Using the right settings: configuration overview to limit exposure and protect company secrets. Importance of Implementing Information Security policy in your organization Bring-Your-Own Device (Mobile) Security Latest online schemes and relevant countermeasures Developing a security awareness culture   FACILITATOR; ANTONIO POOE Dr. Antonio Pooe has a wealth of experience in Forensic Investigations, Fraud Prevention and Information Security. His experience includes working with Law Enforcement, Attorneys and corporations locally and internationally in the fight against fraud. He’s conducted forensic and security projects throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. He is currently responsible for Exactech operations in South Africa. He has teamed up with training institutions locally where he offers training workshops on issues relating to Cyber Forensics, Forensic Investigations and Fraud Prevention and Detection.   Dr. Antonio began his career at Ernst & Young, where he was a Network Engineer, and later moved to head up their digital Forensic Department. In the latter role, he was responsible for the technical team, business development and project delivery. He later moved to join the R&D department at Standard Bank, where his focus was on security projects. He holds a PhD in Information Systems, specializing in Digital Forensics and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management, with a major in Information Security (Biometrics) from the University of Johannesburg. Additionally, Dr. Antonio also holds numerous certifications in training relating to Forensic investigations from local and international institutions, including the United States Secret Service, Guidance Software (USA) and Ernst & Young in the United Kingdom,   Dr. Antonio served for 2 years on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE SA). He also served two terms on the ACFE Utah Board in the USA, where he was a Director responsible for Training. In South Africa, Antonio served two additional terms as a vice chairperson at the ACFE SA Cyber Forensic Forum. He’s a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP USA), where he is a regular speaker and an active academic researcher. He’s an internationally recognized author of many scientific articles published in leading journals which includes the IFIP, IEEE & Springer, to name a few. Finally, Antonio is a member of ISACA and a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Information Security Manager. Additional Qualifications include, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Forensic Examiner (CFE) and he is currently studying LLB.   To find out more and book your place contact; Veronica Mogapi or Tshegofatso Nkepu. Tel. +267 3972992 / Fax +267 3972982 or email: events@bica.org.bw, tnkepu@bica.org.bw Francistown; Thato Thipe or Orebeile Seboka Tel. +267 2418280 / Fax. +267 2418263 or email tthipe@bica.org.bw; oseboka@bica.org.bw   Cover fees: P 2,900.00 (BICA Members) & P3, 180.00 (Non BICA Members) inclusive of VAT 10% discount to payments on or before the 16th August 2019. NOT BQA ACCREDITED. Please note that payment should be made before the day of the seminar. Cancellations should be made 2 working days before the seminar otherwise a member is subject to full payment. If payment is made electronically, please forward proof of payment to BICA.    

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TAXATION

12 Sep - 13 Sep, 2019

Taxation Update Workshop   Francistown                                Gaborone                                     Maun 10-11 September 2019               12-13 September 2019                17-18 September 2019 Adansonia Hotel                         Travel Lodge                              Cresta Rileys 0830-1630                                   0830-1630                                  0830-1630   About the event There has been a lot of tax changes that occurred since November 2018, some of which have completely transformed the tax landscape of the country. The recent session of parliament saw the debate, amendment and promulgation of a number of Tax laws, including the Transfer Pricing Regulations 2019 and the Capital Transfer Tax Bill 2019. And most of us will not forget the much-debated Transfer Duty Amendment Bill 2018, which is reported to have sailed past bill stage. And, learning new technical matters always enhances one’s proficiency and ability to add value in their area of specialty.    BICA brings you a 2-day Taxation workshop where various topics will be discussed in detail, including the following: The newly amended Capital Transfer Tax Act (Donations & Inheritance Tax) and how the amendments affect both corporates and individuals A look at the main provisions of the newly enacted Income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Regulations 2019 published in July 2019 and its impact on businesses The highly debated Transfer Duty Amendment Bill 2018 was reported as having sailed through Parliament. A look at the effects of the law on businesses, individuals and how it may affect Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) A peep into BURS’ Lekgetho Live system, the new BURS TIN & new registration deadline, link with online company re-registration and the possible barring of all non-registered taxpayers from accessing BURS services How the interest cap provisions have started affecting corporate tax bills The concept of Permanent Establishment (PEs) and circumstances under which PEs are created, for tax purposes Complex VAT matters: remote transactions and when they become taxable activities, circumstances under which corporates are deemed to be engaging in hobbies, bookings in tourism facilities and VAT incidence   Meet the facilitator Jonathan Hore has over 19 years’ practical experience in Tax and Customs matters acquired from working in Canada, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Of the 19 years, 9 were spent with one Big Four Audit firm and the rest as a Tax & Customs Specialist. Jonathan is the Managing Tax Consultant of Aupracon Tax Specialists, a local Tax specialist services provider. He holds various Tax-related qualifications including Advanced Tax & Customs Procedures (ZIMRA) as well as Advanced VAT (UNISA). Jonathan has facilitated over 50 Tax seminars in Botswana over a period of 8 years. He writes weekly Tax articles for The Business Weekly & Review as well as the Weekend Post newspapers. He regularly contributes Tax articles to the BICA Bulletin. He authored 9 books on Taxation; 7 on Botswana Tax and 2 on Zimbabwe Tax.   To find out more and book your place contact; Veronica Mogapi or Tshegofatso Nkepu. Tel. +267 3972992 / Fax +267 3972982 or email: events@bica.org.bw, tnkepu@bica.org.bw Francistown; Thato Thipe or Orebeile Seboka Tel. +267 2418280 / Fax. +267 2418263 or email tthipe@bica.org.bw; oseboka@bica.org.bw   Cover fees: P 2,900.00 (BICA Members) & P3, 180.00 (Non BICA Members) inclusive of VAT 10% discount to payments on or before the 02nd September 2019.   Please note that payment should be made before the day of the seminar. Cancellations should be made 2 working days before the seminar otherwise a member is subject to full payment. If payment is made electronically, please forward proof of payment to BICA.    

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