11 February 2021

BDO Junior Accountant Internship 2021

Description: BDO invites you to apply for a Junior Accountant Internship where you will learn to perform accounting, and at times, payroll work for clients, under supervision. 

This 1-year YES program Initiative was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 to combat youth unemployment in South Africa. 

YES stands for Youth Unemployment Service, and the goal of the initiative is to create one million new jobs and job opportunities over the next three years, in urban areas, peri-urban areas and rural areas throughout the country. 

Through facilitating youth employment and YES Community Hubs, the YES initiative aims to combat high youth unemployment, upskill workers, make South Africa more attractive to investors, and boost the South African economy.

Principle Outcomes of the program: Ending unemployment, and then improving the work-readiness of youth who sign up by providing them with training and development opportunities.

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Closing Date: 15/02/2021

The Junior Accountant Intern will be reporting to the manager in charge for carrying out the work allocated to them.

  • •Keeping the team 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 and management Open door policy with Managers and Directors


  • •Keen willingness to learn and bring energy and aspiration to team;
  • •Strong technical ability;
  • •High level of attention to detail and analytical and problem solving abilities;
  • •Ability to communicate effectively;
  • •Demonstrate a commitment to self-development and growth;
  • •Ability to work within diverse teams;
  • •Strong organisational ability.


  • •Basic computer knowledge. Good with data capturing and must pay careful attention to detail


  • •National Senior Certificate which includes competence in Accounting
  • •Minimum Requirements are - but not limited to a Diploma in Accounting/ Bookkeeping


Our mission defines who we are and why we exist. It’s our core purpose. We play a big role in helping our clients and people achieve their dreams. Our mission keeps us grounded and humble about our impact on people’s lives every day.

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.