Explore Careers in Finance

Explore Careers In Finance

The finance and accounting sector is particularly important to the economy of South Africa and is populated by those who love working with the figures that make the economy tick. In the sector are those with financial management, accounting and auditing skills, each discipline an essential element to the efficient running of an organisation, whether it’s a large corporation or a small venture.

There is a shortage of such skills at all levels in the sector, which translates into many exciting and challenging opportunities for young talent. There are different pathways into finance and accounting careers, often linked to membership of professional bodies and leading to different career opportunities.

It is possible for an auditor to become a management accountant or financial manager in an organisation outside the finance and accounting sector. Similarly, it is possible for an accountant to become an internal auditor. However, one needs to be aware of the registration and other legal requirements for certain occupations.

An accountant is a qualified professional who applies accounting, mathematical and analytical skills to solve business, taxation, financial and management problems. Accountants use their numerical, analytical, statistical and management skills to maintain reliable accounting and financial systems and to advise businesses on a variety of financial matters. They are involved in all critical business areas such as accounting, strategic business planning, marketing, information technology and financial management.

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Bookkeepers compute, classify, and verify numerical data in order to develop and maintain financial records. In smaller organisations bookkeepers handle all aspects of financial transactions.

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An external auditor is an independent professional who conducts external audits of companies. An external auditor expresses an opinion on the fair presentation of the companies’ financial statements.

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