Old Mutual Chartered Accountant (South Africa) Training Program

Posted on :

28 Jun, 2010

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Old Mutual CA (SA) Training Program offers training and bursaries to candidates who wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant. The program is previously known as Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) and now SAICA which is the umbrella body for Chartered Accountants has changed the name.

How do you become a Chartered Accountant?
The first step to becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA) after completing Matric is completing a B. Comm. Accounting or Equivalent at universities accredited by SAICA. You are then required to complete CTA or equivalent. After you have completed all the academic requirements, you need to get a job with a Training Office (ATO) like Old Mutual. Once hired, you will complete a three-year training program. Whilst doing your training/ internship, you need to complete Part one and two of the Qualifying Examinations (QE1 and QE 2). For more information on Qualifying examinations and detail in training visit www.saica.co.za.

Why be a Chartered Accountant @ Old Mutual?
Old Mutual’s dual listing in London and South Africa makes it essential that we attract, train and retain the best skills to ensure that our business practices are of the highest international ethical standards.

Due to the diversity of its businesses, Old Mutual offers a multitude of career opportunities for aspiring Chartered Accountants including:

Risk & compliance management through our Group Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management.
Financial management within different business units within Old Mutual.
Strategy development & implementation for the company.
Investment analysis and portfolio.
Specialised lending.
Providing specialist skills to the group at large through the corporate tax, corporate finance and corporate accounting divisions of the company.
Asset Management.
Property development & management.
Product development & distribution.
Fund administration.
Exposure to Old Mutual’s international operations will also help you to identify your career interests and strengths while simultaneously providing invaluable on-the-job experience.

Opportunities for secondments to our international offices also exist due to our presence in the United States, the United Kingdom & Sweden.

How to Apply

You need a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) or a Post -graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDAP) before you apply for Old Mutual’s Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) programme.

Applications need to be submitted by 31 July annually.

All applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be invited for an interview and further assessment.

Application Process

The application form must be accompanied by all the documentation requested on the application form. This includes certified copies of your academic transcripts and identification documents.

Please note: application forms that are incomplete or do not have supporting documentation will not be considered.


Old Mutual CA (SA) Training Programme Application Form (145kb pdf).

Post your application form to us at:
The Coordinator Accounting Bursary
FinRisC Human Resources (4C)
Old Mutual
Po Box 66
Cape Town

The programme coordinator will acknowledge your application. If your receipt is not acknowledged please contact:

Babalwa Mgoduka
E-mail: Babalwa Mgoduka
Tel:     +27 (21) 509 2656

While every effort is made to accommodate applicants we do not take responsibility for applications that do not reach us in time.

Anybody asking you to pay money to schedule your interview or offer you job may be a scam

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