Sanlam Is Recruiting: SAICA Trainee Accountant – Cape Town, South Africa


What will you do?

As a SAICA Trainee Accountant, during the three-year Sanlam CA Training Programme, you will be placed on rotations within the Group Office and the various Sanlam Group clusters. This will ensure you obtain the relevant exposure to achieve the prescribed SAICA competencies. Through the different rotations, trainees will be given opportunities to be part of the Sanlam value-creation process and gain exposure to the following competencies:

Ethics and citizenship
Business acumen
Decision-making acumen
Relational acumen
Digital acumen
Business and finance strategy
Internal audit
Risk management

What will make you successful in this role?

Completing the formal educational programme, which includes practical experience and training (from Sanlam as a Training Office) as prescribed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA), to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA)
Assisting with the annual reporting process
Demonstrating high levels of professionalism and attitude, along with technical ability
Assisting with ad-hoc projects

Qualification and Experience

B. Com (Honours) Accountancy or a post-graduate programme recognised by SAICA as a prerequisite for admission to the Initial Test of Competence (ITC)
An academic performance record average of at least 60% (please upload your transcript in the additional documents section)
Experience belonging to a university/community organisation i.e. non-profit, society, or club
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is advantageous

Knowledge and Skills

Sound, level knowledge in the following core areas:

Financial accounting
Financial management
Managerial accounting
Internal and external auditing

Personal Attributes

Self-development – contributes independently
Decision quality – contributes independently
Financial acumen – contributes independently
Optimises work processes – contributes independently


Care – contributes independently
Collaboration – contributes independently
Innovation – contributes independently
Integrity – contributes independently

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