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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Trainee Accountant at BDO 2018

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality.

Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client's unparalleled support.

So, whether you are a graduate, about to become one or looking to work for one of the world’s leading professional services firm, BDO should be your first choice.

The Accountant Traineeship is a 3 year training contract whereby you will learn all the necessary SAICA competencies to pass your APC qualification in order to register as a Chartered Accountant.

Principle Outcomes
Perform audit procedures whilst working closely with the Audit Team.
The trainee accountant is responsible to the auditor in charge for carrying out the work allocated to them, for keeping auditors in charge informed of progress and of any problems or difficulties with that work and for ensuring that work is documented and concluded in accordance with the Firms policies and procedures

We are looking for candidates who would like:
  • Wide exposure of sectors (We don't place you in a sector)
  • Wide exposure of clients (From listed to owner run businesses)
  • Hands on experience with clients and management
  • Open door policy with Managers and Partners
Competency Requirements
  • Honours / PGDA / CTA or equivalent level qualification at a SAICA recognised University
Location: Durban


Struggles for Justice Archival Interns at SAHA 2018

Established in 1988 by anti-apartheid activists, the South African History Archive (SAHA) is an independent, nonprofit, activist archive committed to documenting, supporting, and promoting greater awareness of historical and, since 1994, contemporary struggles for justice and accountability.

SAHA seeks to appoint Struggles for Justice Archival Interns, to be based at SAHA offices, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

This is a six months up to a maximum of 12 months’ contract

Salary: Interns will receive monthly stipend for the duration of the internship

  • Access, process, sort and maintain physical and digital archival materials according to archival standards
  • Update and standardise metadata relating to SAHA collections
  • Assist in the implementation of various special projects, including digitisation, publication development, and exhibition preparation, as required
  • Respond and assist researchers who consult the archive
  • Hold a qualification in information studies, history or heritage management (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the archival programme at SAHA)
  • South African citizen under 30 years of age
  • ability to commit to an internship of six months in duration
  • Graduated with no prior full-time work experience
  • Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa
  • Experience working with archival collections, and an understanding of the need for careful handling of archival material and artefacts
  • Ability to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with attention to detail
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office software
  • Be fit and able to lift archive boxes and move loaded carts
Location:  Johannesburg

To apply, Submit letter of motivation with your CV (no longer than two pages) and contact details for at least two referees to recruitment@saha.org.za the subject line of your email must include: Archival Internship 2018 – your full names

One-page letter of motivation (no more than 500 words) that addresses the following:

What is the relationship between archives and human rights? (200 – 250 words)
SAHA's central mission is to recapture lost and neglected histories and to record aspects of South African history in the making. Which SAHA project do you think fulfils this mission? Please provide reasons for your answer. (150 – 200 words)

Only complete applications submitted through the above email address as directed will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be conducted at the SAHA offices in Johannesburg between 4 to 6 April 2018.

For more about the South African History Archive, refer to www.saha.org.za

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Product Support Graduate at Praekelt 2018

As a respected Product Support Graduate you will be expected to, use your high energy and social skills to partner with our client’s customers to help them achieve maximum benefit from their products.

When a user emails or sends you a chat with a problem or support query, it is important that you develop a strong rapport and make the user feel that someone is listening and understanding them. You should be able to remember answers to frequently asked questions and troubleshoot with ease.

Key Focus Areas:
  • Managing incoming email and chat user support enquiries
  • Identifying and assessing user needs to achieve satisfaction
  • Be an expert when it comes to the product and potentially for other products in the future
  • Act as a liaison to resolve any emerging problems that our users might face with accuracy and efficiency
  • Handle queries and complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits, following up to ensure resolution and keep records of customer interactions
  • Tech-Savvy within software
  • Follow communication procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Respond from pre-prepared script that applies to the situation at hand
  • Go the extra mile to engage with customers
  • Able to commute to 44 Stanley Avenue (Praekelt offices) as primary place of work
  • Working hours: 9am - 5pm working days whilst achieving the following turnaround times:
  • Live chat response time : 5 minutes
  • Email Support via email response time : 30 minutes
  • Management of content to be uploaded to the brand management portal during down time
Desired skills and experience:
  • High school qualification (Essential)
  • Diploma / Degree or the equivalent (advantageous)
  • Proven customer support experience or experience as a client service representative, in sales or marketing
  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters
  • Excellent written communication abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and manage time effectively
  • Be able to learn quickly so they can acquire the product knowledge to answer users questions accurately
What will make you stand out from the rest:
  • Excited to help users
  • Patient, empathetic and passionately communicative
  • Problem-solving should come naturally
  • Confident at troubleshooting and investigate if you don’t have enough information to resolve users queries, support issues or complaints

Praekelt is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or physical ability.

Service Consultant at Discovery 2018

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery.

Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

Key Purpose of the Discovery Card Service Consultant

The Discovery Card Service Consultant will be required to ensure high quality service delivery to all stakeholder while adhering to the Discovery SLAs. 

The role will grow to include the responsibility to provide clients with intermediary services that are personalized, efficient and prompt to through omni channel. 

All interactions with clients aims to make Discovery Card the credit card of choice and to grow to include all retail banking products the product of choice. 

The incumbent will be required to deliver exceptional service that exceeds the client’s expectations through proactive and innovative solutions that are ethically sound, honest and maintains integrity.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Builds rapport with clients through multiple channels e.g. calls, web, chat and video
  • Takes ownership of client queries, issues and escalations to ensure a personalised service and effective resolution
  • Communicates existing and new product information to all clients
  • Deals with escalated queries
  • Requires the ability to service credit card products with the potential to grow to multiple bank products including rewards aspects of the products
  • Offer alternatives for client retention
  • Student work experience with a Degree
  • Up to 6 months in the service industry
  • Bachelor's degree that demonstrates a numerical capability
  • No FAIS accreditation required however studying towards FAIS will be advantageous 
  • Good listening skills, ability to listen comprehend and action
  • Computer literate with MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Communication skills both written and verbal
  • Social media savvy
  • Techno savvy
  • Knowledge of the financial services or banking industry
  • FAIS
May Be Required:
  • Shift work may be required 
Personal Attributes:
  • Optimism
  • Values driven
  • Learning on the fly
  • Service oriented with a passion for delivering dazzling client service
  • Solutions oriented with an optimistic can-do attitude
  • Engaging and confident 
  • High empathy 


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

IT Risk Assurance Graduate Programme at PwC 2018

PwC provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 184 000 people in 157 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions

Brief Outline/ Purpose of Job
You will be working in the Risk Assurance Services division of PwC, with a key focus on IT and Internal Auditing, Risk Management, Data Assurance and Risk Consulting activities to commence January 2019.

Particular focus areas include:
  • Auditing IT controls (application controls and general controls)
  • Assist with other consulting assignments (systems and process related)
  • Travel opportunities (PwC is an international firm)
  • Exposure to top clients in the Western Cape region
  • Training opportunities (SAP and other IT controls training)
Key Competencies and Attributes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Process orientated person
  • Good knowledge of IT architecture
  • Good communication skills
  • ERP knowledge would be a bonus, but is not a requirement.
  • Auditing knowledge would be a bonus, but is not a requirement.
  • Good Attention to detail
Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Honours degree (Information Systems, Management Accounting, Accounting)
  • BComm degrees (Accounting, IT,Information Systems, Management Accounting or Accounting)
NB: Please attach full/latest academic transcript as well as all Matric and university certificates obtained.

Trainee Accountant Learnership at Mazar 2018

Mazars has a long history of professional excellence in South Africa. Our commitment to the care of our clients and their businesses is strongly reflected in the loyalty they show us, with some client relationships lasting well over 50 years.

Mazars is a growing, lean and innovative organization. As a provider of services, we work in an intellectually demanding environment: our added value comes above all from the quality of our teams and from their capacity to work together to devise tailored and innovative approaches for each of our clients.

Article clerks perform audits on allocated clients. Registering for a SAICA training contract enables candidates to specialise in the audit function.

3 year SAICA Training Contracts are available to Graduates and Postgraduates who have completed an Accounting/Auditing degree at a SAICA accredited university.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Produce client reports (AFS, Minutes, Certificates, Management letter)
- Perform Audit Work
- Complete Tax Returns
- Finalise an Audit File and propose an Audit opinion
- Manage personal performance
- Work effectively in teams
- Uphold ethics and values and act with integrity
- Write clearly and succinctly
- Set clear objectives and plan activities
- Work productively and in a challenging environment

Minimum Requirements Education:

3 year SAICA Training Contracts are available to Graduates and Postgraduates who have completed an Accounting/Auditing degree at a SAICA accredited university.

Other requirements:

  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent attention to detail

Clothing Management Internship at TFG 2018

The Foschini Group (TFG) is an investment holding company operating in the retail and financial services segments within southern Africa. The Group trades primarily in South Africa with retail turnover emanating from Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia.

Comprising 14 trading brands in over 1 500 stores, the Group brings a lifestyle range of brands that are prominent household fashion brands into the retail market.

Exciting opportunities are available for students to gain experience in their field of study through 12 month internships at our Head Office in Cape Town! In return, successful candidates will be paid an allowance to cover basic travel costs.

The Design Centre currently works with 10 factories (excluding Prestige) across Johannesburg, KZN, Lesotho, Swaziland and Cape Town. With Prestige (our manufacturing division) growing to 50% of the annual volume, continuous growth will continue to rely on external factory growth.

Factory growth will include supporting new factories as well as factories growing from small to medium sized business.

This is why we need young, talented individuals with a range of skills to join our team as interns in an exciting, ever-growing space!

To apply for these positions you need:
  • A relevant degree or diploma in Clothing Management or Clothing Production
  • Currently reside in Cape Town
  • An eye for detail and exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build and maintain healthy relationships
  • To be self-motivated, and take responsibility for your own development
  • To be a team player
  • To be proactive
  • A strong ability to learn
  • A good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

Talent Graduate at Transaction Capital Recoveries 2018

Transaction Capital Recoveries (previously known as MBD), is the leading independent provider of credit management solutions in Southern Africa.

Talent Graduate at Transaction Capital Recoveries 2018.

Provide support to the Human Resources Organisation by assisting with:
  • HR administration
  • Learning and development
  • Talent management
  • Performance management
  • Reporting
Key Performance Areas
  • Ensure that all relevant documents are filed and saved on SharePoint
  • Ordering of required stationery for the department, within budget
  • Coordinate logistics for events across the business linked to the various talent and L&D initiatives
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders in all branches
  • Collect and collate information as required
Learning & Development
  • Support the execution of learning & development processes, projects and initiatives
  • Coordinate the administration of Nisela funding and Fundza Bursaries
  • Data entry for month end and ad-hoc reporting
  • Assist with various administration functions such as filing, scanning, photocopying and binding of learning materials
  • Process invoices and stationery requests on Fraxion and record same for L&D, HR and Employee Engagement
  • Obtain quotes and complete bookings for travel and accommodation
  • Book venues for meetings / training interventions. Set up venues on day of training by arranging projector, laptop, flip charts, lunch, white board, pens, refreshments etc.
  • Assist with HR / L&D events
Talent Management
  • Support the execution of talent management processes and initiatives, including performance appraisals, mentorship, leadership development programmes and succession planning.
  • Assist in driving the performance appraisal process
  • Assist with coordination and monitoring of participation in leadership development programs
  • Track the progress of high potential individuals and assist with the implementation of career development and retention/reward initiatives
  • Administer talent assessment tools and ensure employees are informed, utilise the tools effectively and receive feedback as required
  • Assist with the implementation of coaching and mentorship initiatives
  • Assist with the execution and logistical arrangements for OD and talent projects
•Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
•Planning & organisation skills
•Project Management Skills
•Accuracy and attention to detail
•Query resolution skills
•Deadline driven
•Conflict management skills
•Resilience / stress tolerance

•Analyse and report findings relating to L&D and talent management, in a clear and concise manner
•Produce weekly and month-end feedback reports as required

Knowledge and understanding of:

•Human Resource principles and practices
•Learning & Development / skills development
•Talent management
•Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
•Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
•Planning & organisation skills
•Project Management Skills
•Accuracy and attention to detail
•Query resolution skills
•Deadline driven
•Conflict management skills
•Resilience / stress tolerance

Location : Hyde Park

Job Closing Date : 27/03/2018