Do you want to protect the economic interest of the people of South Africa and that of international investors? Then a career as an Auditor might be just want you are looking for. Apart from good salaries, job security and international job opportunities, a career as a Registered Auditor (RA) will grant you many opportunities to serve the economic interest of the people of South Africa and that of international investors.

A career as an RA will also afford you many more benefits, these include:

  • Building professional relationships both locally and internationally
  • Being on the forefront of changes in business trends
  • Developing your professional skills by leading teams of auditors

So join the exciting world of RAs.

So what does an RA do?

An external auditor is an independent professional who conducts external audits of companies. An external auditor expresses an opinion on the fair presentation of companies’ financial statements.

In expressing the opinion an auditor would typically audit the accounting systems, procedures and financial statements of a company, and would evaluate the way in which the company manages corporate funding and financial risk. An auditor would also ensure that a company complies with all the legal requirements of its business and that tax payments are correct and in line with tax legislation and requirements.

So why does the country need RAs?

Registered Auditors add credibility to the financial statements of companies

So how do I become an RA?

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An overview of the life of an RA

A Specialised Chartered Accountant
Opportunities – Travelling…. Different Client…
Can work in diverse environments – Banks… Manufacturing… Mines… Government… Within the audit firms… Can open your own auditing firm… Forensic Auditing… And many, many, many more…

What is my next step?

Ensure that you are studying towards an accountancy degree or equivalent that is recognised by an IRBA accredited professional body. Currently SAICA is the only professional body accredited by the IRBA.

So what is the IRBA and what does the IRBA do?

The IRBA is a Regulatory Board regulating the Auditing Profession in South Africa. The IRBA reports to the Minister of Finance. The mandate of the IRBA by law is Public Protection. We develop the competence requirements for auditors, we write the auditing standards, we inspect the auditors to ensure that they comply with the auditing standard and we discipline auditors where they are not compliant with laws and regulations.

Can I work for the IRBA?

Once you have qualified as a Chartered Accountant or Registered Auditor. You can be a Manager in the education department… You can be an Inspector… You can be a Forensic Investigator… and many another positions