Sanlam SAICA Trainee Accountant Programme 2023 for South African graduates

Sanlam SAICA Trainee Accountant Programme 2023 for South African graduates

Deadline: May 31st, 2023

Sanlam SAICA Trainee Accountant Programme 2023 for South African graduates

The Sanlam SAICA Trainee Accountant Programme is guided by SAICA regulations, which requires practical experience to obtain the prescribed technical and professional competence in the value-creation process. We are seeking Africa’s brightest minds to apply for this opportunity to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth, culminating in a CA(SA) qualification. If you have the passion, desire, and character to pursue your TOPP Articles at Africa’s largest insurer, then this is the opportunity for you.

As a SAICA Trainee Accountant, during the three-year Sanlam CA Training Programme, you will be placed on rotations within the Group Office and the various Sanlam Group clusters. This will ensure you obtain the relevant exposure to achieve the prescribed SAICA competencies. Through the different rotations, trainees will be given opportunities to be part of the Sanlam value-creation process and gain exposure to the following competencies:

  • Ethics and citizenship
  • Business acumen
  • Decision-making acumen
  • Relational acumen
  • Digital acumen
  • Business and finance strategy
  • Internal audit
  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Reporting
  • Taxation


  • B. Com (Honours) Accountancy or a post-graduate programme recognised by SAICA as a prerequisite for admission to the Initial Test of Competence (ITC)
  • An academic performance record average of at least 60% (please upload your transcript in the additional documents section)
  • Experience belonging to a university/community organisation i.e. non-profit, society, or club
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is advantageous

Knowledge and Skills

Sound, level knowledge in the following core areas:

  • Financial accounting
  • Financial management
  • Taxation
  • Managerial accounting
  • Internal and external auditing

Personal Attributes

  • Self-development – contributes independently
  • Decision quality – contributes independently
  • Financial acumen – contributes independently
  • Optimises work processes – contributes independently


  • Care – contributes independently
  • Collaboration – contributes independently
  • Innovation – contributes independently
  • Integrity – contributes independently

Job Outcome

  • Completing the formal educational programme, which includes practical experience and training (from Sanlam as a Training Office) as prescribed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA), to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Assisting with the annual reporting process
  • Demonstrating high levels of professionalism and attitude, along with technical ability
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects

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