Posted on :
27 Jun, 2014
National Treasury Graduate Development Programme 2014 (Chartered Accountants Academy)
The National Treasury is committed to youth and skills development in South Africa. It provides graduates an opportunity to gain meaningful workplace experience to complement their studies. The Graduate Development Programme is directed at those who have or are in the process of completing their studies. Graduate recruits will be part of a supportive environment allowing for continuous development. National Treasury Graduate Development Programme (NTGDP) consists of two programmes: the Internship programme and the Chartered Accountants Academy (CAA) – previously known as the Training Outside of Public Practice Programme (TOPP).
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ACADEMY
The CAA provides an avenue for prospective Chartered Accountants to receive training
without going through an audit firm. This type of training has been a feature in the private
sector for some time, but has been adopted by the public sector.
National Treasury was the first national government department to introduce such a
programme. This programme will not only reinforce your academic education, but will also
help develop business acumen, professional and ethical values.
The programme will contribute significantly to the National Treasury’s ability to attract and
retain key finance and accounting professionals within the department and the broader
public sector as a whole. A maximum of 10 graduates a year get selected into the
THE STRUCTURE OF THE CAA
The three (3) year professional training has been structured in a manner that offers the
trainees exposure in key areas with specialisation in Financial Management and
Management Decision-Making and Control. This experience is gained through rotation to the
various divisions of the National Treasury to gain exposure in the relevant areas as
CAA trainees are offered competitive market-related salaries, which are structured
according to the individual qualifications.
To qualify for the CAA, candidates must have completed or be in their final year of
completing the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA), Post Graduate Diploma in
Accounting (PGDA) or B.Com Accounting Honours, which will enable them to write the
qualifying board examination.
The National Treasury team will be embarking on recruitment drives at universities
around the country. Look out for further information around campus or at your
university’s careers office.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Which must I have studied to qualify for the National Treasury CAA?
A: Graduates must have completed their undergraduate or be in the final year of
completing a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) or BComm Accounting
Honours degree, which enables them to write the board examinations.
Q. What is the salary offering?
A. CAA trainees are offered a market related salary.
Q. Where would I be based during the programme?
A. Some CAA trainees will be based at the National Treasury’s offices in Pretoria and
some will be based at metropolitan municipal offices nationally.
Q. How long is the CAA Programme and what happens thereafter?
A. The CAA programme runs for 3 years. At the end of this comprehensive learning
programme, successful trainees will qualify as Chartered Accountants.
Q. Would I qualify for leave?
A. CAA trainees qualify for leave like full time employees.
Q10. How do I apply?
Complete and submit the CAA application form available on National Treasury’s website
(www.treasury.gov.za), and attach the following:
• Completed application form
• Certified copy of your SA identity document
• Full official academic record
Submit completed applications via e-mail to [email protected] or Post to:
The Training Officer
Private Bag X 115
Closing dates for applications: 30 September 2014