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A career in financial accounting

Starting off a career in accounting can be a very rewarding decision. Every successful business needs people who can effectively manage, record and plan its finance effectively. This means that there are many opportunities to work in various types of businesses as an accountant.

The correct education in financial accounting can open up a multitude of career possibilities for you. As an accounting, you can choose to work in general practice, or specialise in areas such as; auditing, taxes and tax management, corporate finance, recovery and insolvency, or even forensic accounting.

Benefits of a career in accounting

Studying financial accounting gives you a great deal of clarity in your career path. The knowledge you gain during your studies will be applicable throughout your career. Since there are many specialised positions you can achieve as an accountant, there will always be more to learn during your career.

This career path also has amazing potential for growth with the added benefit of an early start depending on how you choose to study. For example, if you decide to study via the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), you can become a qualified bookkeeper with your first certificate, namely the ICB Bookkeeping NQF3 Certificate.

You’ll always be in demand as an accountant. As long as businesses have money which needs to be managed, you’ll find yourself being employable. You can expect to have a very stable career with a wide range of options in your choice of where to work.

Accountants also have the potential to earn a very high salary with great benefits. It may be a tough job at times with long hours, but it can be incredibly rewarding from a financial perspective. According to Payscale, the average salary for an Entry-Level Financial Accountant in South Africa is R256,411. If you would like more information about the course, or wish to consider studying with us, simply contact us or complete the form on this page to request a call back, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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