BDO: Accounting Internship South Africa 2023/2024

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ABOUT BDO: Accounting:

BDO is a South African professional service network that continues to grow internationally. With over 167 representations in different countries and territories (58 being African countries) BDO has 88 120 employees in 1617 offices.

BDO commends their firms as they meet quality standards and provide consistently high-quality services. BDO’s main purpose and business objective are to play a huge role in helping all their clients and customers reach their biggest dreams. BDO believes this mission keeps them humble as the main forefront of their service approach is to continuously develop relationships that are strong and personal.


Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
Duration: 36 months (3 years)

BDO is offering an Auditing internship programme in their Accounts/ Auditing Department. This internship is for students who wish to begin their training contract within the BDO Financial Services (FS) division. The internship is a 3-year training contract and in that time, the candidate will learn all the mandatory SAICA competencies which will equip them to pass their APC qualification and register as a Chartered Accountant.

The programme aims to allow the candidates to meet the SAICA requirements and register as a Chartered Accountant with experience and expertise in Asset Management, Banking, Insurance and Funds industries. The candidate will be working in BDO’s fast-paced, technology-driven and innovative environment whilst also helping BDO’s FS business provide clients with excellent service and further develop the FS industry.
What you can expect during the Programme:

  • Multiple opportunities which will allow the candidate to achieve unlimited growth
  • A work environment that is friendly, supportive, understanding and encourages team-mates
  • A company with an ‘open-door policy’ (reflecting all the way to the CEO)
  • Mentorships
  • Client exposure, ranging from small owner-managed businesses to JSE-listed corporations
  • CSI initiatives that will grand you opportunities
  • Sports and Social functions where you can meet and build relationships with other employees
  • Secondment opportunities for staff who qualify
  • Immediate audit work with a hands-on approach
  • The option of 6 offices offering Audit work in South Africa
  • A firm large enough to network with clientèle and small enough to handle challenges and be responsive


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Education requirement: must have completed Matric (NSC)
  • Education requirement: must have completed an Honours / CTA / PGDA or equivalent qualification at a SAICA recognised University
  • Must be a 2022 first-year trainee
  • Must be passionate about the Financial Service sector and Financial Markets
  • Must have a willingness to learn and be part of a team
  • Must have excellent technical skills
  • Must have problem-solving abilities
  • Must have high attention to detail
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Must be able to build strong relationships with clients
  • Must be committed to growth and self-development
  • Must be able to work well with all people
  • Must be organised


Applications must be submitted online for the following position: BDO: Accounting Traineeship/ Internship

Attach the following documentation to your application:

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your Identity Document
  • A copy of your Matric Certificate
  • A copy of your tertiary qualification


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact BDO directly:
Communication Portal:


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