The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.
To become a chartered accountant and a member of SAICA, you have to complete a three year degree and an honours degree at a reputable tertiary institution. You then have to do three years practical training at a registered accounting and auditing firm. During those three years you have to pass the Board Exams set by SAICA. Various subjects are studied at University, but the four main areas of training includes accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management.
Walter Calitz (the owner) studied at the University of Stellenbosch and did his practical training at one of the biggest audit firms in South Africa.
The CA(SA) designation denotes the foremost accountancy and business qualification designation in the country. CA’s hold influential positions in the business community, government and academic institutions.
Chartered Accountants are more than merely bookkeepers and tax practitioners. Their responsibilities cover finance, business management, information technology, taxation, and a range of consultancy work.
The CA(SA) designation represents the essence of what we stand for as true business leaders. It tells the world that we are highly qualified and that everything we do is filtered through the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’s stringent Ethics and Values Code … a part of the formula that sets us apart as true South African business leaders. Integrity, professionalism, diligence, accountability and dedication are the corner stones of the CA (SA) designation.