We Look for & Develop
Ambitious People Who
Share Our Drive.

Are you top of your class…
Fuelled by passion.
Driven by success.
And never settle for second best?

THE PKF OCTAGON CA GRADUATE EXPERIENCE

PKF Octagon is a SAICA accredited training office and offers training contracts to postgraduates with an accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science.

We provide a comprehensive and structured formal training programme under the tutelage of a highly skilled and dedicated training and development team. Our mentors are always on hand to provide you with the support and the resources that you need to ensure that you get the best training for career development and advancement.

In return for your enthusiasm and hard work, we offer you:
  • Mentorship and individual guidance
  • A well-rounded training portfolio in auditing, accounting, and taxation
  • Training in accordance with the latest legislative changes and amendments
  • Regular in-house training
  • A diverse client-base
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous study leave and in-house study support
  • Pass-and-pay-back scheme
  • Access to the latest IT infrastructure and audit methodology software
  • A nurturing work environment. We believe that everyone working at PKF Octagon should feel at home
  • A stimulating and dynamic work environment where you will be challenged and motivated
Our ideal candidate is:
    Energetic and takes initiative to learn and succeed
  • Highly accurate, paying close attention to detail
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • A logical and analytical thinker
  • Persuasive, assertive and solutions-driven
  • Able to work in a team, has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Highly principled, with integrity
Minimum requirements:
  • Obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science or currently enrolled for PGDA
  • An outstanding academic record
  • Mathematics Core and Accounting subjects in Matric
  • Must have passed all exams on the first attempt and achieved average results of 65% in Bachelor of Accounting Science degree
  • Previous work experience (vacation/temporary/volunteer) in finance or accounting department, preferably in an audit firm
  • A drivers’ licence
  • Must be a South African citizen

CA GRADUATE EXPERIENCE - 2025

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THE PKF OCTAGON CA ADVENTURE VACATION PROGRAMME

The PKF Octagon CA Graduate Adventure is a unique one-week experience for all levels of graduates You get to meet and network with individuals across the various services lines of the firm. You will understand the core of our business which is our people and our unique way of working with our clients. You will get the opportunity to share ideas, bring new perspectives and in turn you will have unadulterated access to some of the greatest minds in auditing, accounting, and assurance.

The benefits of the programme:
  • Access to Partners, Managers, Trainees, and other stakeholders while on the programme and hear about their adventures to becoming a CA(SA)
  • Network and build professional relationships
  • Exposure to the service lines across the firm
  • Integration of your knowledge and skills with how the firm works
  • Add the experience gained to your profile
  • Become eligible to apply for the PKF Octagon Vacation Work programme
Our ideal Vacation Student is:
    Energetic and takes initiative to learn and succeed
  • A logical and analytical thinker
  • Persuasive, assertive and solutions-driven
  • Able to work in a team, has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to work in a team, has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Highly principled, with integrity
Minimum requirements:
  • Must be studying towards a SAICA accredited degree or PDGA
  • Mathematics Core and Accounting subjects in Matric
  • An outstanding academic record
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must not have a SAICA training contract or bursary with another training office