There are many jobs available to people with CIMA qualifications in South Africa. Many of the vacancies are for managerial or senior managerial positions, for which you will usually require varying degrees of experience. However, there are also entry-level positions available to those who are newly qualified. 

In South Africa, a CIMA qualification will enable you to work in either the public sector, the private sector or the non-profit sector, and there are jobs available in all of these sectors.

There are many ways to go about finding a suitable job. This includes consulting the careers sections of newspapers, searching online, signing up with recruitment agencies and approaching companies or organisations directly.

Typical jobs available to CIMA-qualified people in South Africa:

    • Financial Manager

    • Admin Manager

    • Cost Accounting Manager

    • Cost Accountant

    • Portfolio Financial Manager

    • Financial Planning Analysis Manager

    • Management Accountant

    • Project Accountant

    • Financial Controller

    • Financial Director

What does the work of a CIMA-qualified person entail?

As you can see from the list above, the type of work that you can be required to do is very diverse and varied. The job description will depend on a number of factors, including the job role, the sector and industry, the size and structure of the organisation, and the level of experience required.

To get an idea of the types of duties and responsibilities involved, have a look at what it could entail to be a Management Accountant:

  • Prepare financial statements

  • Provide support by acting as liaison between departments and assisting with financial decision-making

  • Ensuring that budgets are not exceeded

  • Giving advice in relation to financial implications and consequences of business decisions

  • Providing management information to assist with strategic decision-making

  • Analysing financial performance

  • Making a contribution to business planning and forecasts

  • Playing a business and financial advisory role

  • Negotiation on behalf of the organisation

  • Liaising with non-financial managers

  • Monitoring and evaluating information systems

  • Implementing procedures relating to corporate governance, risk management and internal control


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Last updated: December 13th, 2016