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SAICA Internship Program Job Application 2024 / 2025

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) offers a comprehensive internship program for individuals aspiring to become chartered accountants. As a SAICA intern, you will gain valuable experience and practical training under the guidance of experienced professionals in the field of accounting and auditing.

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  • Financial Accounting: Assist in the preparation of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Perform reconciliations and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Audit and Assurance: Participate in audit engagements, conduct audit tests, and verify financial information. Collaborate with audit teams to identify risks, assess controls, and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Taxation: Assist in the preparation of tax returns and computations for individuals and businesses. Stay updated with changes in tax laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Financial Management: Support financial planning and analysis activities, including budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis. Assist in the preparation of management reports and provide insights on financial performance.
  • Corporate Governance: Gain exposure to corporate governance practices and assist in ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Professional Development: Actively participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars organized by SAICA to enhance your technical knowledge and professional skills.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records and documentation related to assignments and projects. Prepare reports and presentations as required by supervisors and managers.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Collaborate with colleagues and professionals from diverse backgrounds to achieve common goals. Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Education: Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree program, such as a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze complex financial data, identify patterns, and draw meaningful conclusions. Proficiency in using accounting software and tools.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles: Familiarity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent Communication: Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail and accuracy in performing financial calculations, data analysis, and report preparation.
  • Ethical Conduct: Commitment to upholding professional ethics and integrity in all aspects of work.
  • Team Player: Willingness to work collaboratively in a team-based environment and actively contribute to the achievement of team objectives.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: The SAICA internship program provides valuable practical training and hands-on experience in the field of accounting and auditing. Interns have the opportunity to enhance their technical knowledge and develop important professional skills required for a career in chartered accountancy.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Interns work closely with experienced professionals who act as mentors and provide guidance throughout the program. They offer support, share their expertise, and help interns navigate challenges, contributing to their overall growth and development.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interns have the chance to network with professionals from various organizations and industries. They can establish connections that may be valuable for future job prospects and career advancement.
  • Exposure to Diverse Industries: SAICA interns often get the opportunity to work with different organizations across various sectors. This exposure provides a broader understanding of different industries, business models, and challenges, which can be beneficial for their career development.
  • Professional Qualification: The SAICA internship program is typically structured as a training contract that allows interns to work toward obtaining the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification. Successful completion of the internship and relevant examinations can lead to becoming a qualified chartered accountant, opening up a wide range of career opportunities.

To apply for the SAICA internship program, visit the SAICA website or consult their recruitment channels for the most up-to-date information on application requirements, deadlines, and selection processes.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Financial services
Job Location
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 23, 2024
Valid through
June 2, 2025
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