Search For Vacancy

Sanlam Topp Program: CA Trainees

Who are we?

Sanlam was established as a life insurance company in South Africa but has since transformed into a diversified financial services group that operates across the African continent, India, Malaysia and selected developed markets, with listings on the Johannesburg, A2X and Namibian stock exchanges. In 2018 the Group celebrated its centenary as well as 20 years since demutualisation and listing in South Africa and Namibia. Sanlam is one of the largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 43 countries and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.

 

The Group's four business clusters (Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets and Santam) house the Group's business operations. The Group Office provides strategic direction and support to the four clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives. The Group Office is responsible for governance and for the Group's centralised functions, which include: Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Strategy, Human Resources, Market Development and Brand Services.

 

What will you do?

The Sanlam CA Training Programme is guided by SAICA regulations, which requires practical experience to obtain the prescribed technical and professional competence in the value creation process. During the trainees’ three years on the Sanlam CA Training Programme, the trainees will be placed on rotations within Group Office and the different clusters within the Sanlam Group to obtain the relevant exposure to achieve the prescribed SAICA competencies. Through various rotations, trainees will be given opportunities to be part of the Sanlam value creation process and obtain exposure to the following competencies:

  • Ethics & Citizenship 
  • Business acumen
  • Decision-making acumen
  • Relational acumen
  • Digital acumen 
  • Business & Finance Strategy
  • Internal audit
  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Reporting 
  • Taxation
What will make you successful in this role?
  • Complete the formal educational programme which includes practical experience and training (from Sanlam as a Training Office) as prescribed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA), in order to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA).
  • Assist with the annual reporting process.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects.
Qualification and Criteria
  • B. Com (Honours) Accountancy or a post-graduate programme recognised by SAICA as a prerequisite for admission to the Initial Test of Competence (ITC).
  • Academic performance record average of at least 60%.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word (advantageous).

NB! UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR LATEST ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT/S (IF A TRANSCRIPT IS NOT AVAILABLE YOU CAN UPLOAD AN OFFICAL STATEMENT OF YOUR RESULTS FOR ALL YEARS OF STUDY TO DATE) AND AN UPDATED CV TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION (WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU HAVE NOT INCLUDED ALL YOUR ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR RESULTS)

Knowledge and Skills Financial AccountingFinancial Management TaxationManagerial AccountingInternal and External AuditPersonal Attributes Decision quality - Contributing dependentlyFinancial acumen - Contributing dependentlySelf-development - Contributing dependentlyOptimises work processes - Contributing dependentlyBuild a successful career with us Core Competencies Being resilient - Contributing dependentlyCollaborates - Contributing dependentlyCultivates innovation - Contributing dependentlyCustomer focus - Contributing dependentlyDrives results - Contributing dependentlyTurnaround time

The application process will close on 15 June 2022.

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process. Applicants from the following countries will be considered for the CA Training Programme: Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Morocco.