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Careers insights

The journey to CA(SA)

27 February 2018
The road to qualifying as a Chartered Accountant is not as easy as it may seem. To the public who are not in the accounting profession, they may ask themselves: “How hard can it be?” It only entails a three-year B Com degree, an honours (CTA) year, three years of training on the job and two board exams all completed over roughly a seven-year period.

My first week as a trainee accountant at RSM

19 February 2018
“We are what we repeatedly do therefore excellence is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle

The audit career journey

1 February 2018
The journey from an aspiring business professional at varsity to an Audit Manager in public practice has probably been the most daunting and taxing period of my life to date. In the 4 years and 3 months between receiving my degree and being promoted to Manager, there were numerous struggles, set-backs and obstacles.

Study Timetable 2018 - B Acc 1st year

1 February 2018
RSM recently spoke to the first year accounting students at the University of Johannesburg. Below follows information on the suggested study timetable we discussed.

Secondment from Australia to Cape Town

19 December 2017
I’m from RSM in Auckland, New Zealand, and in 2017 I was offered the opportunity to go on a secondment to the RSM office in Cape Town to work in the audit department. The secondment was over a period of 3 and a half months, concluding at Christmas time.

A secondment experience in Cape Town

13 December 2017
Doing a secondment abroad has been a long term goal from the first year of my studies at RSM UK. Back when I started in London, the firm was called Baker Tilly, and I was lucky enough to qualify at a time when we’d just rebranded and joined a large international network of firms. Riding that wave, I put my hand up to do a slightly longer than usual secondment.

Secondment in New Zealand

8 December 2017
Beautiful, strange, amazing, tough and awesome are few of the many words that spring to mind when reflecting back on my secondment experience to New Zealand.

The true worth of a secondment experience

13 October 2017
Employee secondments can benefit employers through developing good business relationships on a global level and sharing and enhancing employees' skills. At the same time, they can offer employees a valuable career development opportunity, with the chance to make new contacts and gain experience within a different working environment.

Performance reviews for trainees

24 May 2017
Performance reviews are a part of being a trainee accountant and are important to ensure you develop into a skilled professional. One of our trainees takes a look at how best to handle the performance review.

Where to complete your articles

29 July 2016
A big decision that any aspiring CA faces is deciding where to complete their three year training contract. There are so many options, making it a difficult and sometimes overwhelming decision. Here are some considerations to take into account when making your decision: