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"We develop people to become successful business accountants"

Awarding designations of the highest quality that give relevance, credibility, and higher income potential, within the finance department.

The steps toward earning our designations can be summarized in the following formula:

Membership + Qualifications + Experience + Competency Assessment = Designations

Use the diagram below to identify the designation that best aligns to your job level and role:

LEVEL >> ROLE >> << DESIGNATION APPLY NOW
Strategic Financial executive Certified Financial Officer(SA) Click here
Management Financial manager Certified Business Accountant(SA) Click here
Operational Financial adminstrator Business Accountant(SA) Click here
Practice Accountant in Practice Business Accountant in Practice(SA) Click here

Our designations have been carefully researched and aligned to industry norms and regulations. Each designation is based on a set of competencies that reflect the expertise required for each level within the finance department.

Choose the designation that fits your career stage

BA(SA) - A designation for finance operational roles

The BA(SA) is relevant to you if you have experience in performing various financial management functions within the finance department. The BA(SA) designation will demonstrate your adminstration abilities to future employers.

Typical operation roles performed by a BA(SA)

Bookkeeper, Assistant accountant, Accountant, Assessors, Finance adminstrator, Payroll administrator, Tax accountant, Budget analyst, Bank manager, Cost estimator, Financial analyst, Insurance underwriters, Loan officer, Mortgage advisor, Personal bankers.

The job descriptions associated with a BA(SA)

There are a variety of job descriptions associated with the BA(SA) designation. This short summary explains more about what is expected of a BA(SA) within the finance department

The earning potential associated with a BA(SA)

A BA(SA), when performing work as an accountant can earn on average R303 457 p.a. Click here to learn more about the Average Accountant Salary in South Africa. (R306 457 in 2020).

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CBA(SA) - A designation for finance management roles

The CBA(SA) is relevant to you if you have experience in performing various financial management functions within the finance department. The CBA(SA) designation will demonstrate your management abilities to future employers.

Typical management roles performed by a CBA(SA)

Financial manager, Finance Controller, Credit Controller, Comptroller, Corporate Controller, Finance lawyer, Commercial lawyer, Investment bankers, Relationship manager, Relationship banker, Procurement Manager, Treasury Analyst.

The job descriptions associated with a CBA(SA)

There are a variety of job descriptions associated with the CBA(SA) designation. This short summary explains more about what is expected of a CBA(SA) within the finance department/

The earning potential associated with a CBA(SA)

A CBA(SA), when performing work as a financial manager can earn on average R 534 810 p.a. Click here to learn more about the Average Financial Manager Salary in South Africa (R 534 810 in 2020)

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CFO(SA) - A designation for finance strategy roles

The CFO(SA) is relevant to you if you have experience in performing various finance executive functions within the finance department. The CFO(SA) designation will demonstrate your leadership abilities to future employers.

Typical leadership roles performed by a CFO(SA):

Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Finance Executive, Head of Finance, Chief Accountant.

The job descriptions associated with a CFO(SA)

There are a variety of job descriptions associated with the CFO(SA) designation. This short summary explains more about what is expected of a CFO(SA) within the Finance Department

The earning potential associated with a CFO(SA)

A CFO(SA), when performing work as an accountant can earn on average R1 200 934 p.a. Click here to learn more about the Average CFO Salary in South Africa (R1 200 934 in 2020)

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BAP(SA) - A designation for accountants in practice

The BAP(SA) is relevant to you if you have experience in performing various outsourced accounting, tax and financial management functions for clients. The BAP(SA) designation means you can manage the finance department for your small, medium, and large business clients.

Typical outsourced roles performed by a BAP(SA):

Accounting officer, Independent reviewer, Independent accounting professional, Bookkeeper, Payroll administrator, Tax administration, Tax planning, Budget preparer, Financial analyst, Business planning, Preparing financial statements, Assurance and non-assurance engagements, Business proposals, Due diligence, Quality reviews, Filing of statutory reports, Design and implementation of finance systems

The job descriptions associated with a BAP(SA)

There are a variety of job descriptions associated with the BAP(SA) designation. This short summary explains more about what is expected of a BAP(SA) within the finance department

The earning potential associated with a BAP(SA)

A BAP(SA), when performing work for clients can earn an average income of R600 000 p.a.

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Pathway to earning a designation

The diagram below illustrates a pathway to obtaining your relevant SAIBA designations. It includes the entry points, required qualifications and experience, as well as the type of competency tests required. Figure 1 is the pathway for employed accountants. Figure 2 is the pathway for self-employed accountants

Fig 1: Employed accountants

Fig 2: Self-employed accountants