BDO SA: SAIPA Accountant Trainee Programme 2021

August 31, 2020

BDO South Africa is calling on suitable graduates who are interested in joining its SAIPA Accountant Trainee Programme for 2021. If you are considering a traineeship position at BDO, review the details of the programme below and find out if you qualify before sending an application.

BDO, or Binder Dijker Otte, is a global network of firms providing tax, public accounting, business advisory and consulting services. As of 2018, BDO is made up of a network of member firms operating in 162 countries and employing more than 80,000 individuals. The company raked in $9 billion in global revenues in 2018.

In South Africa, BDO has operations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Stellenbosch, Pretoria, and Port Elizabeth. BDO South Africa currently employs close to 1,400 professionals.

BDO SAIPA Accountant Trainee Programme 2021

The successful candidate will be part of the BS&A Team at BDO’s Port Elizabeth offices and, under supervision, will be carrying out various tasks relevant to accounting and occasional payroll tasks for clients.

Who should apply?

Candidates must hold a BCom qualification in Accounting (General) in order to qualify for consideration.

What is the selection process?

The selection process will be carried out in line with BDO’s current Employment Equity Policy.

How do I apply?

Qualified applicants who wish to submit an application will need to register a profile on the BDO recruitment page. Click here to start the process.

Be sure to have soft copies of the following documents ready when applying:

  • Updated CV
  • Identity documents
  • Academic records

Note: Make sure to populate the fields in the salary section even if you are not earning a salary as the system requires it move forward. Simply input a string of random numbers to move on to the next step.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 October 2020.

Contact Information

For more information about the application process, click here.

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the BDO SAIPA Account Trainee Programme 2021.


  • How long will it take to complete?
    The SAIPA traineeship will run for duration of three years.
  • Where will it take place?
    SAIPA trainees will be based in BDO Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape.
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