Trainee Technical (SAICA Trainee)

Job Description


This is a Three Year training programme to become certified as a Chartered Accountant with SAICA.

•Based in Accounting & Controlling.

•Rotation in other business divisions, business units or corporate support functions to gain core competencies.

What are the responsibilities for the role? (What does the CA programme involve?)

•Plans, prepares and consolidates balance sheet and P&L statements and reports, according to relevant accounting standards (IFRS, GAAP, local standard etc)

•Prepares reports for division or support function management

•Analyse and evaluate assets and liabilities

•Contributes with analyses relevant for annual financial statements

•Co-operates with vendors, clients in reconciling the account status, on an accountable level

•Keeps abreast with changes of internal guidelines and external accounting standards, and prepares and presents training

•Review and update published guidelines owned by Processes & Projects

•Issue and implement new accounting guidelines

•Investigates project and other adhoc queries from the divisions and support functions

•Plan and prepare budgets and forecast for corporate units

•Capture budget and forecast into SAP

•Allocate Infrastructure costs as per approved budget for distribution to divisions

•Provide support to colleagues in the other African countries

•Provide support to corporate units with respect to specialised reporting required by Head Quarter reporting

•Proactively understand and implement Support Function and Financial Reporting Guideline requirements

•Ensures that all SAICA learning requirements technically and professionally are met with in the relevant time period


Through exposure and training on:

•Financial Management

•Management Decision-Making

•Financial Accounting

•Internal Audit

•Corporate Governance

•Auditing & Assurance


•Commercial project management



Including development and training on:


•Interpersonal & communication skills

•Intellectual skills

•Organizational & management skills

Who do I need to qualify?

•Completed Bcom Accounting Honours (CTA) or equivalent (B.Acc Degree)

•Strong verbal communication skills

Personal Attributes

•High performer

•Ability to work within a team and autonomously

•Analytical thinker

Internal GRIP Description:

Enters a specifically designed general or functionally defined technical introduction program, in order to get a broad range of initial working experience, to prepare for a professional or management career with Siemens.


* Participates in a specifically designed general or functionally defined technical introduction program.
* Actively gathers broad range of initial working experience to prepare for a professional or management career with Siemens.
* Completes tasks assigned in the respective stages of the program.
* Works in projects assigned, contributes to the solution's development and proposes new ideas based on own academic background.
* Keeps in touch with the person co-ordinating the trainee program and with the superior (mentor, respectively).
* Asks for feedback and considers received feedback in own development.

Job ID: 178727

Organization: Controlling and Finance

Company: Siemens Proprietary Limited

Experience Level: Early Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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