CA - Chartered Accountant

Gone are the days when becoming a Chartered Accountant was seen as a career for the geeks and nerds and those who love numbers. While a passion for numbers is essential, becoming an accountant has become an accessible yet rewarding career path for many. Find out if this is the path for you

What is a CA - Chartered Accountant?

CA Chartered Accountants are qualified accountants who can work on various tasks within accountancy. These tasks include auditing financial statements, filing corporate tax, financial advising and general financial management.


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CA - Chartered Accountant Job Description

CA - Chartered Accountant Job Overview

Chartered Accountants serve in four areas: taxation, financial accounting and reporting, applied finance and management accounting. The specialisation an accountant selects determines under which umbrella they work. Chartered Accountants can perform many functions and potentially oversee an entire business accounting sector.

Responsibilities of a CA - Chartered Accountant

The following is a summary of some of the roles that CAs may perform:


Financial Statements Preparation: This includes balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. These documents give investors an idea about how well a company performed in previous periods and how much money was earned or lost during that period. They also provide information about how much money was spent on expenses such as salaries, rent and utilities during each quarter or year covered by the report.


Tax Planning: Tax planning involves analysing a client's tax situation to maximise deductions while minimising taxes owed.


Business Advice: CAs help businesses manage their finances effectively and efficiently. They often work closely with business owners, managers and other professionals in an advisory capacity to help these individuals address financial problems before they become serious issues for their companies.


In addition, there may be other duties assigned by employers or supervisors, which include:

Identifying trends in financial markets and industries

  • Analysing trends related to business operations and management strategies
  • Performing research pertaining to various industries
  • Supervising accounting clerks and junior auditors
  • Conducting audits, reviews and compilations for third parties, such as investors and lenders

CA - Chartered Accountant Qualifications

  • NSC Matric certificate
  • Study at a SAICA-recognised university for a degree and write CTA (Certificate in the Theory of Accounting which is also your Honours year). Degrees needed: Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting.
  • Complete your degree and complete a CTA.
  • Complete a learnership programme with a registered training office.
  • Pass the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) or the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
  • After the learnership and qualifying exams are complete, you can register with SAICA.

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CA - Chartered Accountant Jobs currently open:

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We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Manager (Financial Reporting) to provide timely, reliable, and accurate financial information to management and the holding company.
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Location: Cape Town
Salary: 600000 Annually
Are you a newly qualified ca(sa) eager to launch your career and embrace exciting new opportunities? Congratulations on completing your articles! Now is your chance to bring your skills to the dynamic world of commercial finance. We're seeking passionate and motivated individuals like you to join our team and make a real impact in the future of finance.
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Assistant Financial Manager - CA(SA)
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Senior Accountant CA(SA)
Location: Bloemfontein
Salary: 700000 Annually
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Senior Accountant CA(SA)
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Salary: 650000 Annually
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A group, specialising in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced industrial systems is looking for a Financial Manager.
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Financial Controller - CA (SA) - Kempton Park
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Chartered Accountant - Newly Qualified CA (SA)
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This hybrid role requires a proactive and client-focused professional with proficiency in both Afrikaans and English. The successful candidate will work closely with clients, providing exceptional accounting services and leveraging cloud technology to enhance financial operations.
13 days ago