Overview

This professionally-accredited programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to become professional accountants in public practice and business. 

Core modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management

Qualifications in the programme

  • BCom Financial Accountancy (three years, full-time) [Qualification 5DB H01: Curriculum E301 P/V/M]
  • BCom honours in Financial Accountancy (one year full-time or two years part-time) [Qualification 504 124: Curriculum E635 P/V/M]
  • Several master’s and doctorate degrees  in any of the main subjects are also offered

Also see Yearbook.

Admission requirements

For the BCom Financial Accountancy:

  • APS of 28
  • Mathematics Level 4 (50% or more)
  • Additional requirements may apply per the Faculty yearbook /calendar

Do not meet admission requirements? See our extended programme 

For the post-graduate qualifications (honours, MCom & PhD), further admission criteria apply (See yearbook)

Campuses

  • Potchefstroom 
  • Vaal Triangle
  • Mafikeng

Note: the related MCom and PhD degrees are offered only at the Vaal Triangle and Potchefstroom Campuses

Professional bodies

South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)

For more information visit their website: https://www.saipa.co.za/

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

For more information visit their website: http://www.accaglobal.com/za/ 

Please note: The BCom honours in Financial Accountancy is accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a CTA bridging programme. In other words, students who successfully complete the BCom honours in Financial Accountancy will be able to apply for the CTA should a student desire at this stage to become a member of SAICA as a chartered accountant.

Also recognised by:

South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)
For more information visit their website:  http://www.thesait.org.za/

Career opportunities

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer 

 

BCom Financial Accountancy: Extended Programme

Overview

The Extended Programme includes an additional year of study that will enhance students’ basic knowledge and skills before progressing onto more specialist studies in the later years of the programme. This programme assists students to bridge the gap between school and higher education, which enhances their ability to succeed in their studies.

[Qualification 500215: Curriculum E302V/M]

Also see Yearbook.

Admission requirements

  • APS of 24
  • Maths Level 3 (40% or more)
  • Additional requirements may apply per the Faculty yearbook/calendar

Campuses

  • Vaal Triangle
  • Mafikeng

Professional bodies

South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)

For more information visit their website: https://www.saipa.co.za/

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

For more information visit their website: http://www.accaglobal.com/za/ 

Please note: The BCom honours in Financial Accountancy is accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a CTA bridging programme. In other words, students who successfully complete the BCom honours in Financial Accountancy will be able to apply for the CTA should a student desire at this stage to become a member of SAICA as a chartered accountant.

Also recognised by:

South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)
For more information visit their website:  http://www.thesait.org.za/

Career opportunities 

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer