Chartered Accountant Trainee – SARB Academy

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites passionate, innovative and talented applicants to apply for its 2025 Chartered Accountant (CA) Training Programme.

Closing date: 31 July 2024

Location: Pretoria

Detailed description

The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of CAs in the SARB and in the country. Trainees will be 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.

Duration of the programme: Three years (starting in February 2025).


Job requirements

To be considered for the programme, candidates must:

  • have completed or 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
    • post passing the CTA or PGDA, be eligible to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) Board examination.
  • have an academic performance record average of at least 60%; and 
  • be a South African citizen. 

Additional requirements include:

  • strong analytical skills;
  • attention to detail;
  • good communication and interpersonal skills; and   
  • be curious, self-motivated and resilient.

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