Chartered Accountant Training Programme at the SARB Academy

Closing Date 30 September 2020

The SARB invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its 2021 Chartered Accountant training programme. The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of CAs in the SARB and in the country.

The role of the SARB

The SARB serves the economic well-being of South Africans through maintaining price and financial stability. It is responsible for regulating the South African financial sector, designing and distributing banknotes and coin, management of interest rates, setting the cash reserve requirement for banks, and ensuring stability of both the banking sector and the wider financial system.

Trainees are given an opportunity to acquire the prescribed competencies of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), reinforce prior academic education, and develop business acumen, life skills as well as professional and ethical values.

Format of the programme

Trainees are placed on rotation in the various departments and subsidiaries of the Bank, thus obtaining practical experience and a good overview of the business of central banking.

SAICA Elective Competencies include:

  • Management decision-making and control, and
  • Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance.

Duration of the programme: Three years.

To be considered, candidates must:

·       have completed or be completing SAICA accredited:

-        Certificate in the Theory of Accounting(CTA);

-        Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) or an equivalent qualification;

·       have an academic performance record average of at least   60%;

·       be a South African citizen;

·       have strong analytical skills and good communication skills; and   

·       be a curious and innovative individual.

Please include a copy of your academic transcript and your identity document with your application.

Shortlisted applicants will be subjected to interviews, assessments and a security clearance as part of the selection process.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you have not heard from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The closing date for applications is . Late applications will not be considered.

In line with the Bank’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.


The Bank offers remuneration and benefits commensurate with the level of the position and in line with the market.


Ms Sarah Molomo

Senior Manager: Recruitment and Selection

Human Resources Department