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Experience your future in our world

exposure

Your PKF experience starts with extra-ordinary exposure to people, places, information and technologies. We want to expose you to all our clients and their related industries, thereby laying a rock-solid foundation to your career as chartered accountants. Exposure gives you clarity and direction - it excites and kick-starts your career!

expect

You’ve worked hard to get to this point. Dreamt of this moment for years. Your expectations are high and you are ready to go. With PKF you can expect personal growth, world-class training, unwavering support, lifelong friendships and a strong sense of family. We’re your greatest fan!

explore

A journey starts with a single, often simple step. You need a serious partner for this adventure. We value your need to explore all career opportunities in your field. We are serious about our responsibility to prepare successful chartered accountants for the business environment. Partner with us!

expand

When you step into our world, you step into a world of opportunity. The PKF GO Programme offers secondments to staff from member firms within the PKF International network for periods between three months and two years. Expand your horizons. See the world!

excellence

We value distinction, quality, brilliance, greatness, and believe you do too. Your success is our success. When you partner with us, you partner with a world-class Network. As registered SAICA training provider, we support your academic performance. The sky is the limit!
PKFacts

PKF is one of the largest mid-tier accounting networks in the country, making us big enough to provide an excellent career foundation, and small enough for you to make a difference. Develop your true potential and receive unique opportunities needed for your personal growth and development as a trainee accountant.

Quick facts about PKF South Africa:
  • 10 offices nationally
  • 5 Provinces
  • 65 Partners
  • 650+ staff
  • 100+ Trainee Accountants
Quick facts about PKF International:
  • 150 Countries
  • 400+ Offices
  • 15,000 staff across the globe
  • Over $1 Billion in aggregate fee income amongst members
  • Top 10 Accountancy Network Brand

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Expect more than just a career
We want young accounting graduates who have a wish to evolve themselves and experience something unique – ready to embrace our values and to change their destiny.

Embarking on an adventure and experiencing something different is not for everyone. It takes guts, passion, dedication, commitment and sense of adventure. So we ask:

  • Do you have a passion for our profession?
  • Do you want to be part of the solution?
  • Do you have the will to succeed as a future CA?
  • Do you want to experience the future you desire?
If your answer is YES, you have come to the right place!

We are looking for Trainee Acccountants with real commitment, a strong work ethic, a willingness to develop expertise, creativity, and a can-do attitude.

So, if you have what it takes, get on board and experience your future in our world.
By applying to a PKF firm, you are applying to one of the best mid-sized accounting firms in South Africa. Our firms are all leaders in their regions and have established reputations, engaged partners and passionate staff. We understand what you need as an aspiring CA.

Experience has shown us what our Trainee Accountants want:

  • Exposure to clients and various industries
  • World class training and development
  • SAICA accredited training provider
  • Extensive work experience
  • Access to partners, their knowledge and expertise
  • Work/life balance
  • Joining a family – not just a workplace
  • Secondment opportunities
Your application will grant you the opportunity of becoming part of an extraordinary experience – firms that focus on the growth of their professionals, training, mentorship and the development of expertise.
PKF firms represent an ideal opportunity for you, as a young open-minded graduate to establish a career in auditing and accounting.

Our member firms:

  • Are leaders in their region
  • Have strong regional expertise
  • Care for their staff
  • Have a welcoming corporate environment
  • Invest in their professionals
  • Provide real opportunities to learn and be developed
  • Are part of the PKF International Network
At a PKF member firm you can help us shape the future and lead from the front.

Let’s team up! Let’s make it happen!
FAQ

1What is a training contract?
A training contract is a learnership contract for 3 years or more (depending on your qualifications when you join the firm). A training contract must be served at a registered training firm with SAICA accreditation.

Your training contract is the practical component of your studies towards the CA (SA) designation. During the 3 years you spend at PKF, you will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gained during your Undergraduate and CTA studies to real world situations.
2What is the PKF South Africa Network of firms?
PKF is one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in South Africa, providing multi-disciplinary auditing, accounting and business advisory services. The member firms have over 65 directors and consultants and over 650 staff to provide clients with focused, quality personalised service and support at director level.

Our worldwide network enables the sharing of expertise and experience, and underpins the ability of local teams to offer our clients globally relevant advice, grounded in local knowledge.
3How are graduate appointments made?
Appointments are the mandate of each member firm alone. However, by applying through our online application portal you can easily apply to any of our member firms and ensure that your application is forwarded to the relevant firms you are interested in applying at. You can apply for your SAICA Training Contract or Vacation Work.
4How does remuneration packages work?
Remuneration packages differ from firm to firm and region to region, although group firms do offer competitive remuneration packages for their respective regions.
5Do all firms offer Vacation Work?
Yes, all member firms offer Vacation Work. Please view our SAICA Training Contract page for more information on when firms offer Vacation Work.
6Are there opportunities to work overseas?
Yes. PKF South Africa is part of an international network of firms. The PKF GO Programme offers secondments to staff from member firms within the PKF International network for periods between three months and two years.
7How do I join the PKF Experience?
Joining the experience is easy! All you need to do is go to the Experience PKF Page, join (Step 1) and apply for an experience (Step 2). Connect with us and stay informed about our Regional Career Fairs, Vacation Work and SAICA Training Contracts. It’s that easy!
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