So you are in the exciting world of articles, you are now putting the knowledge you have attained from your degrees into practice.
Does the idea of Public Protection excite you?
Then you are in the right path… A career as a Registered Auditor (RA) will most certainly grant you many opportunities to serve the economic interest of the people of South Africa and international investors.
Join us in exploring the world of opportunities within the auditing profession.
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.
Registered Auditors add credibility to the financial statements of companies through the expression of audit opinion on their clients’ financial statements.
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…
Only firms that are registered with the IRBA may offer the ADP. You therefore need to complete your training contract and complete your board examinations; you then need to be retained by the firm to gain the ADP experience. Remember you don’t need to complete the ADP within the same firm from which you completed your training contract. You may also get credit from the ADP for exposure gained while on international secondment. For more details on the ADP, please refer to the ADP section.
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.
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.