City of Johannesburg: Trainee Chartered Accountants Programme 2023 | APPLY NOW

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Applications are now open for the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Trainee Chartered Accountants Programme 2023.

Closing date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023

The City of Johannesburg Group Governance Department has the following Chartered Accountant Training Programme opportunity available for a period of three (3) years.

DEPARTMENT:   Group Governance

BRANCH:               ACA Training Office

DESIGNATION:    Trainee Accountant

REMUNERATION:  R29 850,81 (Basic salary with benefits)

LOCATION:          33 Hoofd Street, 6th Floor, Braampark Forum 1, Braamfontein

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is committed to developing and increasing financial management skills within the public sector by creating more professional training opportunities for prospective Chartered Accountants.

The programme is geared towards providing trainees with the opportunity of gaining valuable hands-on work experience, dedicated training in financial management and all its disciplines, a broad exposure to a variety of Local Government business operations and management functions.

The programme is designed to strengthen the public sectors financial skills base with the intention to retain local government trained chartered accountants.


The three (3) year professional training programme has been structured in a manner that offers the trainees exposure in key areas with Accounting and External Reporting being the core competency received and specialisation in Financial Management and Management Decision-Making and Control as electives.

Trainees will be offered competitive market-related salaries.

  • This Vacancy is open to all qualifying TRAINEES in the Johannesburg Community for a period of 3 years.
  • Interested applicants are invited to apply for the position listed in the circular.

  • Complete the online job application form and attach all relevant documents (Certified Qualification/s, certified South African ID, detailed CV, Motivation letter [500 words], Full official academic transcripts and records).

  • Applicants are advised to use Google Chrome when applying for CoJ positions.
  • The City of Johannesburg reserves the right not to make an appointment.

  • Appointments will be made in accordance with the COJ Employment Equity policy and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • The City of Johannesburg is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Grade 12 (NQF 4) plus a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) from a SAICA accredited University;
  • 0 – 1 years’ experience;

  • Preference will be given to Johannesburg residents.
  • Qualify to write the ITC examination.


The trainee will be developed to be able to use integrated thinking to interpret, analyse and evaluate financial and non-financial information.

This will assist Trainees to influence others and support impactful decision making, thereby contributing meaningfully to the City, economy and the society.

During the period of training, Trainees will be developed to become leaders who behave ethically and create sustainable value for a wide range of stakeholders within the City.

They will be rotated across different departments and Municipal entities to obtain a wide range of skills and competencies as required by SAICA.


  • Accounting and external reporting;
  • Auditing and Assurance;
  • Taxation;

  • Risk Management and Governance;
  • Financial management;

  • Management and Decision making;
  • Administration.


  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Team player;
  • Strong computer skills;

  • Planning and organising capabilities;
  • Collaboration and communication (verbal, visual, and written);
  • Computer literacy (MS Office);

  • Project management capabilities;
  • Time management and multi-tasking;
  • Attention to detail.


  • Knowledge of Finance Management;
  • Business Acumen.

Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment/response is received within six (6) weeks of the closing date, they must accept that their application was unsuccessful.

By submitting your application for a position at the City of Johannesburg, you are consenting that the personal information submitted as part of your application may be used for the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection and related process.

In terms of the Talent Acquisition Policy of the City of Johannesburg, you hereby consent to the following risk checks should your application be shortlisted:

  • Credit Record,
  • CV validation and
  • Employment record verification,

  • Criminal check, and
  • Identity validation.

Closing date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Please take note that only online applications will be considered. Please apply by using the following link below:

Contact Person:Mark Sanderson
Tel No:(011) 021 6345


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