The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites passionate, innovative, and talented applicants to apply for its 2025 Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme. This prestigious programme aims to address the shortage of Chartered Accountants within the SARB and across South Africa

Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme Overview

  • Job Identification: 482
  • Job Category: Learnership
  • Apply Before: 07/31/2024, 11:55 PM
  • Degree Level: NQF 8: Honours degree, Post Graduate diploma, and Professional Qualifications
  • Job Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Shift: Day
  • Location: Head Office, 1st Floor, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, ZA
  • Duration: Three years, starting in February 2025.

Detailed Description

The primary goal of the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme is to develop a cadre of well-rounded Chartered Accountants equipped with the necessary skills and professional values. Trainees will have the opportunity to acquire competencies as prescribed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), reinforcing their prior academic education and developing essential business acumen, life skills, and ethical values.

Format of the Programme

Trainees in the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme will rotate through various departments and subsidiaries of the SARB, gaining practical experience and a comprehensive overview of central banking operations. This rotational system ensures that trainees receive diverse and valuable exposure to different aspects of the SARB’s functions.

About SARB

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) plays a crucial role in the financial stability and economic growth of South Africa.  The primary objective of the SARB is to protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth.

Job Requirements

To be considered for the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme, candidates must:

  • Have completed or be in the process of completing a SAICA-accredited:
    • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA); or
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) or an equivalent qualification.
  • Post completion of the CTA or PGDA, be eligible to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) Board examination.
  • Have an academic performance record with an average of at least 60%.
  • Be a South African citizen.

Additional Requirements

Candidates for the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme should also demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Curiosity, self-motivation, and resilience.

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About the SARB Academy

The SARB Academy is dedicated to aligning all open and customized training programmes with the strategic focus areas of the SARB. By maintaining close working relationships with various departments, the Academy designs, sources, and delivers impactful learning experiences aimed at performance improvement and personal transformation.

Services Provided by SARB Academy:

  • Annually planned open programmes for bank-wide strategic impact.
  • Customized programmes addressing specific departmental or group needs.
  • Conference design and management.
  • Strategic discussion series and bespoke events, including team alignment and strategic thinking sessions.

How to Apply

To apply for the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SARB Careers Page: Go to the official SARB website and navigate to the careers section.
  2. Prepare Your Documents: Ensure you have the following documents ready:
    • Updated CV/Resume.
    • Academic transcripts.
    • Proof of SAICA-accredited qualifications (CTA or PGDA).
    • A cover letter outlining your interest in the programme and how you meet the requirements.
  3. Submit Your Application: Follow the instructions on the SARB careers page to upload your documents and submit your application.

Apply now to embark on a rewarding journey with the South African Reserve Bank and contribute to the financial stability and growth of South Africa through the Chartered Accountant Trainee Programme.