Trainee Accountant Learnership

Published on October 27, 2022

At RSM we’re always on the lookout for bright and ambitious Trainee Accountants, who want to qualify as Chartered Accountants, to join our offices across the country.

All our offices offer the audit and assurance electives. Below are guidelines of the role and responsibilities, qualifications and requirements for Trainee Accountant (SAICA) learnerships.

Structure and contents of the SAICA training programme for Trainee Accountants

1. Elective  Skills:

  • Audit and assurance

2. Compulsory Skills:

  • Accounting and external reporting, and Pervasive professional skills, including business ethics, management and leadership, personal attributes and information technology

3. Residual Skills:

  • Financial management
  • Management decision making and control
  • Risk management and governance
  • Taxation, and
  • Audit and assurance

Requirements: Qualifications and experience

Candidate must:

  • Be studying towards, or be in possession of, a SAICA recognised B Com Degree or similar qualification from a South African University which is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered  Accountants
  • Be academically strong and preferably have accounting and maths  at matric level
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to go the extra mile and take initiative
  • Be passionate about becoming a Chartered Accountant
  • Have strong analytical ability
  • Have the ability to work under pressure
  • Be deadline driven
  • Have attention to detail  and a sense of urgency
  • Have high levels of accuracy and thoroughness

To Apply

Interested applicants can send their CVs and transcripts to the relevant office:

Cape Town:            [email protected]

Johannesburg:     [email protected]

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates who meet the requirements of the job description.  Should you not hear from us within 3 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

What RSM South Africa offers Trainees

RSM South Africa falls into the category of medium sized firms and has an extensive multi-disciplinary service offering. So whilst you’ll be connected to industry experts from across the globe, you will also be valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader and recognised for your accomplishments and potential.

We provide extensive training and development in a challenging and rewarding environment to help you achieve your best. This is how we empower you to move forward with confidence and realise your full potential.

This is the power of being understood.

As RSM, we support and empower you every step of the way:

  • Individual partner attention
  • Supportive nurturing environment
  • Focus on mentoring and development
  • Wide range of audit experience with a diverse client base
  • Firm wide study support in the form of study leave and bursaries for board courses and board exams
  • International exposure through secondment opportunities
  • Variety of positions available to employees after completion of training contracts
  • Exposure to a broad client base across different industries
  • Monitoring of professional development and mentoring
  • Fun social networking

Personal Information

In e-mailing your CV and other personal information to us, including special or sensitive information, you agree and herewith consent in terms of the Protection ofPersonal Information Act No. 4 of 2013, that RSM can use, retain and transfer your data.