Posted on :
7 Sep, 2021
Milpark and CA Connect have joined forces and are developing ground-breaking online solutions in SAICA-accredited accounting (CA) education.
Our online SAICA-accredited CTA and Bridging course combine the best aspects of supported and guided contact education, together with the flexibility and access of distance and online education.
Milpark Education is a tertiary institution unlike any other and is focused on new ways of teaching and learning. Our offerings range from undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, to continuing education and corporate training. Our MBA programme has consistently ranked #1 Private MBA in South Africa. Our flexible learning platforms have provided students with an alternative to traditional universities by creating a quality education experience that is flexible but disciplined.
CA Connect has been involved in offering SAICA-accredited CTA programmes since 2010. In 2018, CA Connect merged with Milpark Education and now constitutes Milpark’s Department of Professional Accounting (details at http://OnlineCTA.Milpark.ac.za).
In 2019, we launched the first fully online SAICA-accredited CTA and Bridging programme in South Africa. Both programmes have been well received by the market and seen consistent growth in student number year on year.
We believe that the best way to achieve academic success is through teaching that is based on relationships of genuine care.
We aim to offer:
•An innovative modern learning environment
•Industry-leading teaching and learning design with appropriate academic guidance
•A focus on unique student learning needs; and
•Accessibility throughout South Africa.
Job Title: Academic Trainees
Location: Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Reference #: CA_AT_07092021
Contract Type: Contract 12 Months
Salary: Market Related
Our programmes are growing, and we are looking for junior lecturers and academic trainees on an annual contract basis that are interested in joining a high-performance culture in each of our 4 core disciplines, namely:
•Management Accounting & Finance,
•Corporate Governance & Auditing.
Each position sits within the Department of Professional Accounting and will join the existing subject teams.
Each team is responsible for delivering and supporting all aspects of the discipline in the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA / CTA) and Bridging programmes while aligning with our core values.
The role includes teaching and learning design and material development; video recording; facilitation of individual and group live online sessions with students; written and online student support; assessment setting; marking and self-development through study / research and community involvement.
Milpark’s head office is in Claremont, Cape Town but there is scope for flexible and online working arrangements if staff have a suitable working environment and reliable internet access.
Key Selection Criteria:
•Emotional intelligence with an aptitude and desire to build colleague and student relationships though compassion and genuine care.
•An industrious and gregarious attitude with the ability and interest to learn and innovate.
•A strong ability to collaborate in a decentralised team with excellent communication skills.
•Developed IT competence with the propensity to build relationships (in person and remotely).
•Propensity for academic innovation and leadership.
•An interest in further study / academic research.
•A track record of being able to work independently on an outcome’s basis and complete tasks without close supervision.
•To work outside the office:
•A reliable home internet connection.
•A suitable home working environment.
Education & Experience Requirements:
Academic trainee contract:
•At minimum a completed SAICA accredited CTA and eligibility to write SAICA’s ITC or expected CTA completion in 2021.
•A signed 3-year SAICA training contract that starts in 2021. (Ideally also a discussion with the firm where you are signed that they would be willing to release you from Year 1 of your training contract.)
•A track record of above average academic performance.
•If you did not complete, Milpark’s CTA, a recommendation from the head of department (or equivalent) of the university at which your CTA was completed.
•Demonstrable ethical behaviour.
Desired Behavioural competencies:
•An appetite for being part of a growing business that is challenging the accepted norms of the education landscape.
•Excellent written communication and verbal skills
•Passion for education and for students
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•An inclination towards proactive decision making and actions.
•Good analytical skills and the ability to give high attention to detail
•A commitment to ethical behaviour
•Open minded to continued professional development with an appetite for lifelong learning.
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast-moving and pressurised environment.
By submitting your personal information and application you hereby confirm:
-That you have no objection to us reviewing and processing any personal information provided in the course of your application, as well as any information that you have provided in support of your application.
-That you have no objection to us retaining your personal information in our database for future employment opportunities that might arise. If you would prefer that we do not keep your CV in this manner, please feel
free to contact us at [email protected] .
Should you wish to apply via an alternative channel, you may do so by sending your:
application to us via email at [email protected]. Please note that your application will only be accepted if the following conditions are met:
-The subject line contains the vacancy reference number as indicated in the advertisement.
-Your email includes your full name, surname and contact details.
-Your CV is attached in pdf. format.
-Applications sent to other email addresses belonging to Milpark will not be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our EE requirements.
Application Deadline: 30/09/2021