What does it take to get top paying Accountant Jobs in South Africa?
Are you an accounting professional or seeking an acco...
financial aid to qualified students.
In order to become a CPA in South Africa, you will need the following:
 A degree in ...
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Accountants enjoy a greater sense of job security than many other professionals.Also, as you obtain more experience, you may have the opportunity to move up into a financial executive role within a company.

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What does it take to get top paying accountant jobs in south africa

  1. 1. What does it take to get top paying Accountant Jobs in South Africa? Are you an accounting professional or seeking an accounting position in South Africa? If so, you’re in luck! According to multiple government resources, there will be a significant demand for accounting professionals in the next decade. If you have a talent for numbers and financial details and want to learn more about the profession and opportunities that may be available to you, please read on. Accountants are responsible for managing and documenting financial information so that investors, managers, attorneys and other professionals can make better financial decisions for a company. Accountants are also responsible for ensuring that a company stays compliant with government regulations for financial documentation. There are a number of international qualifying agencies for accounting professionals, including ACCA, AIA, CIPFA, ICAI and ICAEW. All of these agencies help provide a universal standard for professionals who work in the industry. An accountant may be responsible for preparing tax documents, maintaining a financial statement, maintaining a physical inventory of products and several other financial responsibilities. As a CPA (or certified public accountant), you can work for small businesses, large corporations and everything in between. Or you may choose to go to work for yourself and provide bookkeeping and tax services to the public. You have many options. Accountant Training You will need to complete a very rigorous training period before you can work as an accountant in South Africa. Many people study accounting at the university for four years before they enter the workforce, although this isn’t necessary. In fact, there are a number of small, private organizations that provide training for accountants. Many of these organizations offer
  2. 2. financial aid to qualified students. In order to become a CPA in South Africa, you will need the following:  A degree in accounting  At least 3 years of experience under a SAIPA recognized Learnership  A SAIPA Professional Evaluation Accountant Job Opportunities and Salary Accountants are needed in every industry that you can imagine. From healthcare to industrial waste management, accountants are crucial for maintaining a financial ledger and interpreting financial data. For this reason, accountants enjoy a greater sense of job security than many other professionals. Also, as you obtain more experience, you may have the opportunity to move up into a financial executive role within a company. The most popular employers for accountants in South Africa today are PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG International, Netcare and Peermont Global. Most employers prefer between 1 and 4 years of experience when looking for accounting professionals. The salary range for accounting professionals with a bachelor’s degree starts at R99,504 and tops out at around R346,831. According to Payscale.com, Alberton, Sandton, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Cape Town and Pretoria are where you will find the highest salaries for accountants. If you’re looking for a career opportunity and have an interest in financial matters, you should consider becoming an accountant. New businesses are opening their doors every day across South Africa and all of them will need qualified accountants to manage their financial data.

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