ACCOUNTING BURSARIES –
If you have a passion for numbers and for keeping order, you may be best suited to a career in the Finance/ Accounting sector.
In general, Accountants are responsible for the balancing of books, creation and finalizing of financial statements and all-round management of an organizations finances.
A Chartered Accountant’s job role includes: financial reporting, auditing, corporate finance, taxation, forensic accounting, business recovery and insolvency, helping people based on their financial records and much more.
For those who are interested in the various pay scales within the Finance/ Accounting field, here is an estimate of what you can expect to earn (based on years experience and location of the job):
General/ Operations Manager: R99 000 to R860 000/annum
Accountant: R110 000 to R390 000/annum
Senior Accountant: R115 000 to R472 000/annum
Chartered Accountant: R150 000 to R780 000/annum
Financial Accountant: R156 000 to R500 000/annum
Management Accountant: R186 000 to R590 000/annum
Finance Manager: R216 000 to R795 000/annum
Financial Manager: R218 000 to R742 000/annum
Financial Director: R426 000 to R1 486 000/annum
Chief Financial Officer (CFO): R495 000 to R1 550 000/annum
Finance Director: R575 000 to R1 608 000/annum
As qualified Accountants are considered one of the “scarce skills” in South Africa, there are many large corporations seeking to help students gain qualifications into the finance field by way of a bursary programme.
Whether you intend on studying towards an accounting degree/ diploma/ certificate, here are a list of big companies offering accounting degrees and scholarships for South African students in need of financial assistance to complete their studies.
Here are the top list of Accounting & Chartered Accounting bursaries in South Africa: