Accounting Manager – Operations
Capetown
2 days ago

Salary: 600000 Annually

A prominent fintech company committed to empowering small businesses across Africa through accessible and efficient financial solutions is seeking an accounting Manager – Operations. Since their founding, they have transformed the payment industry with innovative products and services designed to help entrepreneurs expand their businesses. Their mission is to foster business success and buil...

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Customer Success Consultant - Accounting exp
Somerset West
4 days ago

Salary: R15k - 23k per month

Customer, Success, Consultant

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Data Specialist - IT & Accounting
Somerset West
4 days ago

Salary: R20k - 24k per month

Data Analysis, Data Processing as well as accounting/ Financial and IT knowledge (MySQL)

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Data Specialist - IT & Accounting
Somerset West
4 days ago

Salary: R20k - 24k per month

Must have experience in Data Analysis as well as accounting/ Financial and IT knowledge

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Accounting Migration Consultant / Bookkeeper
Strand
4 days ago

Salary: R20k - 25k per month

Assist customers with migrations of their financial web applications

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Accounting Training Consultant
Somerset West Business Park
4 days ago

Salary: R18k - 21k per month

To train clients on an accounting software

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Take on / Accounting Migration Consultant
Somerset West
4 days ago

Salary: R15k - 23k per month

Looking for junior accounting/ graduates to accounting Migration to Assist customers with migrations

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Accounting Clerk
Knysna
6 days ago

accounting Clerk - Knysna - Western Cape

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Take on / Accounting Migration Consultant
Somerset West
11 days ago

Salary: R15k - 23k per month

Looking for junior accounting/ graduates to accounting Migration to Assist customers with migrations

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Accounting Migration Consultant / Bookkeeper
Strand
11 days ago

Salary: R20k - 25k per month

Assist customers with migrations of their financial web applications

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The complete guide to accounting jobs in South Africa

 

What does an accounting job in South Africa entail?

Accountants work with tax filings, verify the correctness of financial data, and compile financial reports for their clients. They keep tabs on a company's earnings and expenditures and make sure  their clients  comply with tax legislation.

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to accounting jobs in South Africa.

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What career opportunities are there for people searching for or working in accounting jobs?

Finance managers, tax accountants, and treasury accountants are some of the positions in South Africa's accounting and finance industry that are in the highest demand.

How to get an accounting job

After finishing your accounting degree, you'll need to decide what you want to specialise in. Public accounting and business accounting are the two most common subfields in the field. Additional types of accounting include auditing, tax accounting, accounting for the environment, and management accounting.

How to become an accountant

You can start the process of becoming qualified by enrolling in a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, or an equivalent diploma programme at any recognised educational establishment. Prerequisites for diploma and degree programmes include a National Senior Certificate.

To become a registered Professional Accountant (SA), you must either receive a degree or diploma from a school recognised by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), complete a three-year learnership at an institution recognised by SAIPA, or have six years of experience in the field. In order to prove that you can successfully combine your academic and professional skills, you will also need to take the SAIPA Professional Evaluations examination.

Pros and cons of being an accountant
  • An accounting degree will lead you in a very predictable direction professionally.
  • A career in accounting is not going away. Having an accountant on staff or contracting with an outside accounting company is a need for nearly every enterprise.
  • The income potential of an accountant is high, and it can increase further with managerial experience.
  • To be successful in your work, you'll require continuous education to keep up with developments like in legislation.
  • The routine tasks can be tedious for some people but fascinating for others.
  • It's stressful to manage a company's finances.
Frequently asked questions

Is accounting a good career?

Yes. Accountants play a crucial part in every organisation, making this a perfect career for anyone seeking a prominent role. Accountants receive high salaries, therefore this is a good industry for anyone wishing to earn more.

Are accountants in demand?

The South African Department of Home Affairs listed chartered accountancy as a scarce skill in February 2021. This suggests there's a strong demand for this expertise but not enough qualified people.

How much does an accountant earn?

In South Africa, an accountant can expect to earn a median pay of R 370 400 annually, or R 190 per hour. Wages for entry-level positions begin at R 246 306 annually, with salaries for more seasoned workers reaching as high as R 5 400 000.