Start your CA journey with by applying for a 2025 CA Training contract at FirstRand

Job Summary

Start your CA journey with us today by applying for a 2025 CA Training contract at FirstRand. We are looking for energetic, self-starting, PGDA students.

Closing date: Application close on the 31st of July 2024, but please don’t wait to apply.

Job Description

To successfully complete the FirstRand Chartered Accountant training program and qualify as a Chartered Accountant

  • Demonstrate cost consciousness and awareness of personal contribution to costs and productivity
  • Identify and escalates potential risks that may lead to increased costs
  • Prevent wastage and identify process improvements to contain and reduce costs
  • Adhere to Organisational values and service standards and interact with and communicate with customers accordingly

  • Ensure first time resolution of customer queries or complaints and take ownership of any requirements and follow up on queries handed over to other parties or areas to ensure delivery on agreed time lines and Service Level Agreements
  • Meet set turnaround times while ensuring own availability, reliability and accuracy
  • Propose improvements on internal processes that impacts service levels and customer satisfaction within area of accountability
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  • Ensure own product knowledge and guidance provided is technically accurate and collects feedback to help improve customer service
  • Establish relationships with relevant individuals and departments to deliver on work expectations Adhere to relevant service level agreements to build trust in the relationship
  • Execute own work in accordance with the organisational values and code of ethics

  • Comply with and adhere to identified governance and compliance standards and escalate problems for investigation and resolution
  • Identify and escalate risk as normal part of work Investigate new ways to optimise processes
  • Flag opportunities to migrate to platform and supports the use of technology in process and system improvements

  • Draw on knowledge and experience to identify and develop solutions that lead to improved service delivery and quality
  • Seek out regular performance feedback and put actions in place to improve and enhance performance Identify activities to address own development gaps
  • Create own personal development plan and review plan with team leader or manager
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  • Understand which competencies and skills are required to be mastered to ensure personal development and performance
  • Keep abreast of learning opportunities, changing products and trends

How to Apply

Please APPLY HERE for this exciting career opportunity.

Careers at FirstRand Group

FirstRand provides a comprehensive range of financial services in South Africa and certain markets in broader Africa.

The group also offers certain niche products and services in the UK and India. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), FirstRand Limited is the largest financial institution by market capitalisation in Africa.

The group follows a multi-branding approach. Its portfolio of financial services businesses includes FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton Investments, Aldermore, MotoNovo, DirectAxis and MotoVantage. 

The group’s purpose of delivering Shared Prosperity provides many opportunities for employees to innovate to address social and environmental challenges in our markets. All of our businesses have successful Volunteering programmes which also allow employees to adopt and support causes close to their hearts.


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