Are you considering joining BDO in South Africa for a SAICA Trainee Accountant position? As the South African member firm of the global BDO organisation, one of the fastest-growing professional services networks globally, you are making an excellent choice for your future career.

Joining BDO means becoming part of an organisation with representation in over 167 countries and territories, including 58 African countries. BDO is committed to making a significant impact on the profession and the communities it serves. At BDO, you’ll find a supportive and inclusive environment that values your contribution.

SAICA Trainee Accountant Job Details:

  • Work Level: Student/Graduate
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Duration: 3 Years +
  • EE Position: No
  • Location: JHB Illovo

The Opportunity: SAICA Trainee Accountant

BDO is offering SAICA Trainee Accountant vacancies for June 2024 for first-year trainees wanting to start their training contract within the BDO Financial Services (FS) division. This training contract will ensure that you achieve the SAICA competencies required to register as a Chartered Accountant and equip you with specialist expertise in the Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, and Funds industries.

As a SAICA Trainee Accountant in BDO’s Financial Services division, you will work in a fast-paced, innovative, and technology-driven environment. You will help BDO’s established FS business deliver exceptional client service and contribute to transforming the FS industry.

SAICA Trainee Accountant Requirements

  • Honours / PGDA / CTA or equivalent level qualification at a SAICA recognised University.

What BDO is Looking For:

BDO is seeking candidates who have the following qualities to apply for the SAICA Trainee Accountant position:

  • Exposure and specialization in the financial services sector, including banking, asset management, stock broking, investment management, funds, and insurance companies.
  • Hands-on experience with clients and management.
  • An open-door policy with managers and partners.
  • Innovative and disruptive thinking.
  • A supportive environment focused on skills development and professionalism.

What You Can Expect When You Join BDO

  • Unlimited Growth: We are committed to creating unlimited growth opportunities for our people.
  • Friendly and Supportive Culture: You’ll be surrounded by teammates on the same journey.
  • Collaboration: We have an open-door policy, all the way up to our CEO.
  • Mentorship: A mentor will guide and challenge you.
  • Client Exposure: Work with a range of clients, from large JSE-listed companies to smaller owner-managed businesses.
  • Corporate Social Initiatives (CSI): Opportunities to show you care.
  • Social Functions: Meet other colleagues at our Sports & Social functions.
  • Secondment Opportunities: Available for qualifying staff.
  • Hands-on Involvement: You will be involved in audit work from day one.
  • Multiple Office Locations: Choose from six offices in South Africa offering audit work.
  • Expertise and Innovation: Access the best group of experts and innovate in tackling challenges.

SAICA Trainee Accountant Competencies:

  • Keen willingness to learn and bring energy and aspiration to the audit team.
  • Strong technical ability.
  • High level of attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to clients.
  • Sound professional judgement.
  • Commitment to self-development and growth.
  • Ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Strong organizational ability.

How to Apply

Applications are open now. If you meet the requirements and are eager to embark on a rewarding career with BDO, apply today. Join us at BDO, where we help you achieve your dreams and make a significant impact on the world of finance.

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Joining BDO South Africa as a SAICA Trainee Accountant offers an incredible opportunity to grow your career within a globally connected and respected organisation. You will receive comprehensive training, hands-on experience, and exposure to a wide range of clients and industries. The supportive and inclusive environment at BDO ensures that you will be mentored and guided as you develop your professional skills.

By choosing BDO, you are setting yourself up for a future filled with possibilities, professional growth, and meaningful contributions to the financial services sector. Take the first step towards a rewarding career—apply today and become part of the BDO family.

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