CA as a Career


Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Are you ready

To develop your leadership and business skills specialising in financial understanding?
To have a qualification which is recognised internationally?
To have a career with the potential for high flexibility, mobility and earning potential?

Career options as a Chartered Accountant:

  • Auditing: expressing an opinion on the presentation of companies financial statements, detecting fraud etc.
  • Accounting: recording a company’s financial records, generating financial statements etc.
  • Taxation: Applying SA tax laws to a company – generating VAT and tax reports, tax planning etc..
  • Management accounting: Assisting the business to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, generating costing reports, budgeting, cash flow forecasts etc.
  • Corporate Finance: Assisting the business to structure deals to obtain applicable finance and investing company money most effectively, mergers & acquisitions etc.
  • Entrepreneur: Start a business of your choice with all the financial skills needed to adequately manage the finances.
  • Consultant: Assisting other business with strategic/specialist business advice.
  • Education: teaching and training of others on financial matters.

You could work in

Public Practice  
Commerce and Industry
Government/Public Sector
Academic institutions
self employed

Then you can be a part of the School of Accounting B Comm (Acc) with the eventual goal of becoming a chartered accountant!

What do you need?

National senior certificate degree with
  • Maths level 5 (not Maths Literacy)
  • English
  • Life Orientation level 4
  • Matric exemption with Maths ‘D’ HG/ ‘B’ SG.
  • Minimum 32 NSC/36 Matric Exemption points.

Good numerical and communication skills!

Ethics and integrity!

Discipline, determination and a positive attitude!

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
You can study your BComm (Acc) at either the Westville or the Pietermaritzburg campus.

How to get there becoming CA(SA)

To apply: All applications must be processed through Central Applications office by 31 October 2010. (Tel: 031 268 4444 or for online application)
School of Accounting queries: Please call 031-260 2675 (Westville) or 033-260 5392 (PMB)