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.

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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/