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lFor admission into university, high school mathematics, English and financial accounting are required.
lThe course you will need to study is a three-year Bachelor of Commerce accounting degree (BCom Accounting), and then your honours, which will take an additional year if you are studying full-time.
lDuring your honours degree you will specialise in financial accounting, auditing, financial management and managerial accounting, and taxation.
lThe next step is three years of articles at any auditing firm.
lWithin those three years of articles you must write two qualifying board exams.
lThese exams are set by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica).
lOnce you have passed these two exams and completed your articles, you will be a qualified chartered accountant and must be registered with Saica.
lYou can then choose to stay in the auditing profession or you can become a financial manager, an accountant, a cost and management accountant or a tax consultant.
lA first-year audit clerk can expect to earn between R6500 and R8500 a month, a second-year audit clerk can earn between R9000 and R12000 a month, and a third-year audit clerk can earn between R13000 and R15000 a month.
lAs a qualified auditor you can expect a starting salary of R25000 a month.