Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Financial Accounting | UWC

APS Required

points

Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum 30 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Chartered Accountant (CA): Pursue professional accreditation as a chartered accountant through the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), qualifying to provide auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services to clients in public practice or private industry. Chartered accountants perform financial audits, prepare financial statements, provide tax advice, and offer strategic financial guidance to support business decision-making and regulatory compliance.
  2. Financial Analyst: Analyze financial data, market trends, and economic indicators to evaluate investment opportunities, assess financial risks, and provide recommendations for investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, or capital allocation strategies. Financial analysts work for investment firms, banks, corporate finance departments, or consulting firms, supporting clients in making informed financial decisions to optimize returns and manage risks.
  3. Management Accountant: Provide financial analysis, cost management, and budgeting support to internal management teams within organizations, helping them plan, control, and optimize business operations and performance. Management accountants analyze financial data, prepare budgets and forecasts, conduct variance analysis, and provide management reports and recommendations to support strategic planning and decision-making.
  4. Tax Consultant: Specialize in providing tax planning, compliance, and advisory services to individuals, businesses, or organizations, ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations while minimizing tax liabilities and optimizing tax strategies. Tax consultants prepare tax returns, advise clients on tax planning opportunities, and represent clients in tax audits or disputes with tax authorities to achieve tax efficiency and compliance objectives.
  5. Internal Auditor: Conduct internal audits and risk assessments within organizations to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management processes, and compliance with policies, regulations, and industry standards. Internal auditors identify control weaknesses, assess operational risks, and recommend improvements to enhance organizational governance, transparency, and accountability.
  6. Financial Manager: Oversee financial operations, planning, and reporting within organizations, managing financial resources, budgeting, and financial analysis to support strategic decision-making and achieve business objectives. Financial managers develop financial policies, oversee cash flow management, prepare financial statements, and provide financial insights and recommendations to senior management to drive business growth and profitability.
  7. Forensic Accountant: Investigate financial fraud, misconduct, or irregularities within organizations, using accounting and investigative techniques to uncover evidence, analyze financial transactions, and quantify financial damages or losses. Forensic accountants work for consulting firms, law enforcement agencies, or corporate investigation teams, providing expert testimony and support in legal proceedings or dispute resolutions.
  8. Financial Controller: Manage financial accounting and reporting functions within organizations, ensuring accurate recording of financial transactions, compliance with accounting standards and regulations, and timely preparation of financial statements and reports. Financial controllers oversee accounting staff, maintain internal controls, and liaise with auditors, tax authorities, and senior management to ensure financial integrity and transparency.
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