PWC Chartered Accountant Bursary 2019 – SAICA Accredited SA University

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a leading professional services network with a footprint that spans the globe. They work with clients, providing them with three core services. PwC consultants help clients face complex problems by offering innovative and sustainable, yet practical solutions. They work from the ground going up and even aid clients with implementation to guarantee continuous growth and success.

As a premiere audit and assurance firm, PwC is hired by prominent companies which include top performing ones in the JSE Securities Exchange, and countless other small to large business organizations. PwC also offers specialized tax consultation services to organizations who need help interpreting and analyzing complex  tax policies. They help organizations comply with tax laws and guide them in developing the most effective tax strategies that fit their client’s specific situation and circumstances.

SAICA Accredited- PWC Chartered Accountant Bursary Programme

PwC offers bursaries to outstanding students wish to pursue a SAICA-accredited course to become a Chartered Accountant. The course must also be taken in South African university recognized by SAICA.

With the company’s Chartered Accountant bursary programme, PwC’s goal is to acquire exceptionally talented and dedicated young people. Whether you are a matriculant or currently a university student pursuing a chartered accountant career, you can grab this great opportunity for a chance to find a rewarding career in PwC.

Bursaries offered by PwC will only cover a predetermined portion of the tuition costs, including lodging and book expenses. In addition, you will be required to work for the company as a trainee.

Requirements or Eligibility

Aside from being a university student or just intending to pursue a SAICA-recognized degree to become a CA at SAICA accredited South African university, PwC requires you to have:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership capability
  • Effective troubleshooting skills
  • A good understanding of teamwork
  • A valid South African citizenship
  • A valid ID number

As far as academic requirements go, PwC requires:

  • Full commitment to acquire CA qualification
  • A minimum of Level 6 in English and Math
  • Cumulative average of 70%

Also, university students aspiring to become a CA must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time student of a SAICA accredited school
  • Must pass all university courses and with an average of at least 65% for first year students, and 60% for second year students.
  • Fourth year and fifth year must pass all  courses and qualify for honors

How to Apply

Once you’re ready to apply for PwC’s Chartered Accountant bursary programme, visit their website to submit your application and create your online profile. Click the link below to get there:


Scroll all the way down and click on “Apply: Graduate vacancies” as per the website’s instructions. Choose your desired location and the bursary programme to get to the application form page.

Make extra certain all the information you submit are accurate. If you wish, get a professional to proofread your application.

If you meet all the minimum requirements, you’ll be invited for an interview.

The next step is the testing process where you’ll be asked to complete questionnaires or assignments.

The third step is the final interview followed by the offer if successful.

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Opening and Closing Dates

If you’re in the North East Region, you can submit an application until September 31, 2018 for the CA Bursary Programme 2019 school year.

For students in Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces, the deadline is October 31 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

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