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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of South Africa. It was established in 1921 after Parliament passed an act, the "Currency and Bank Act of 10 August 1920", as a direct result of the abnormal monetary and financial conditions which World War I had brought

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    Chartered Accountant Training Programme

    About the job
    Job no.: IRC30942

    Job title: Chartered Accountant Training Programme  

    Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Organisation: Programme Delivery  

    Department: SARB Academy Department 

    Brief description

    The SARB invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its 2022 Chartered Accountant training programme.

    Detailed description

    • The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of Chartered Accountants (CAs) in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and in the country. Trainees are given an opportunity to acquire competencies prescribed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), reinforce prior academic education, and develop business acumen, life skills, and professional and ethical values.

    Format of the programme
    Trainees will be placed, on rotation, in the various departments and subsidiaries of the SARB, thus obtaining practical experience and a good overview of the business of central banking.
    The SARB/SAICA elective competencies include:

    •  Management Decision-making and Control; and Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance.
    • Duration of the programme: Three years

    Job requirements
    To be considered for the programme, candidates must have:

     completed or must be in the process of completing a SAICA-accredited: 

    - Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA); or

    - Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) or an equivalent qualification; and

     an academic performance record average of at least 60%.

    Additional requirements include:

    •  be a South African citizen; 
    •  strong analytical skills;
    •  good communication skills; and   
    •  be curious, self-motivated and innovative.
    • Career path: Functional Contributor (FC) 

    Level: FC2

    • Enquiries relating to this position may be directed to Ms Lebogang Kgasago at [email protected] 

    This position will be advertised internally and externally. 

    Recruitment agencies will be consulted, and referrals will be accepted.

    How to apply

    All interested parties are invited to apply.
    Internal applicants MUST apply through the ERP system. 
    External applicants MUST apply online, via 
     All the available vacancies will be visible.

     Please follow these links: [email protected] > Latest vacancies.


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    • Please include a copy of your academic transcript and your identity document with your application.

    Shortlisted applicants will be subjected to a psychometric assessment, an appropriate reference check and a security clearance as part of the selection process.

    Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

    If you have not heard from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

    In line with the SARB’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are welcome to apply. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to South African Reserve Bank on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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