Accounting Sciences

 Accounting Sciences

Accounting Sciences

Definition

Accounting is the recording of financial transactions plus storing, sorting, retrieving, summarizing, and presenting the information in various reports and analyses. Accounting is also a profession consisting of individuals having the formal education to carry out these tasks.

http://www.accountingcoach.com/blog/what-is-accounting

Career description

Accountants do the following tasks:

  • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information;
  • Document financial transactions by entering account information;
  • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options;
  • Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports;
  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents.

http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/recruiting-hiring-advice/job-descriptions/accountant-job-description-sample.aspx

Modules to expect in University

Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Business Ethics, Taxation

Jobs directly related to the degree

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/accountancy-and-finance

Websites

https://www.saica.co.za/Default.aspx

http://www.saipa.co.za/

http://www.saaccountants.co.za/

 

People/Organisations/Companies

Deloitte, SARS, SARB, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG.

Sizwe Nxasana

 

Bursary Opportunities

PwC(PricewaterhouseCoopers), KPMG, Auditor General South Africa Bursary, BDO Spencer Steward Accounting and Auditing Bursary, Deloitte and Touche CA Bursary, Ernst & Young CA Bursary, Fisher Hoffman CA Bursary, MTN CA Bursary, National Treasury, Old Mutual Accounting Bursary, SASOL Accounting Bursary, Thuthuka Bursaries

http://www.bursaries2016.co.za/commerce/accounting-auditing-taxation/

 


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