Professional Accountant: Durban
Application for: SAIPA Training Contract 2023

Professional Accountant        SAIPA/DBN23        February 2021

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Brief Description of this Job

This is an application to join Nexia SAB&T and to register under the SAIPA trainee program to obtain the competencies as required by SAIPA graduate program.

Application Requirements

The candidate should attach their: Certified ID, Matric Certificate, Academic Record to date & Curriculum Vitae.

  • Grade 12
  • BCom Accounting Degree (Average pass mark of 65%)


Candidates must be in their 2nd year of studies towards obtaining a BCom degree, or equivalent, with the following required core subjects from a SAIPA-accredited tertiary institution:

  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Taxation 1
  • Auditing 1 / Internal Auditing 2 / Internal Control and Code of Ethics
  • Corporate Law 1 / Commercial Law 2
  • Management Accounting

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and completion of monthly management accounts;
  • Perform independent reviews on financial statements in line with applicable accounting standards;
  • Completion of monthly tax compliance returns i.e. VAT, and PAYE;
  • Completion of annual tax compliance returns on behalf of clients for individuals and companies;
  • Ongoing communication with clients;
  • Reporting directly to line managers and Director.

Skills and Behavioural Attributes

Ability to:

  • Work proactively on their own (unsupervised) and in a team;
  • Communicate well in verbal and written format and interact with all levels
  • Identifies problems, conducts research, evaluates evidence & makes appropriate decisions
  • Asks probing questions to obtain required information,
  • Takes responsibility for own development. Receptive to feedback

Work development:

Once you’ve successfully completed your degree and your three-year learnership, you will be
required to write and pass the SAIPA Professional Evaluation (PE) Examination, which is written
twice a year in May and November.