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Namibia Trainee Accountant

  • Location
    (NAMIBIA) and various
  • Job Reference
    16525
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world.

The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 300,000 people — providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business.

In other words, working with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

Primary purpose of this role

EY Namibia is a registered training office. Candidates who are interested in completing their articles in pursuit of a career as a Chartered Accountant (Nam) or ACCA are encouraged to apply. As a Trainee Accountant, you will be a professional member our Assurance Team. Together with our substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources for our audit professionals, you will be part of the team that delivers quality assurance services to our clients and their stakeholders. You will be expose to a wide portfolio of audit engagements, allowing you to learn and grow professionally and socially. During your articles, you will be required to regularly complete certain specified competencies in line with becoming a CA.

What you will be doing

  • Service clients in a diverse range of industries including, but not limited to Mining, Construction, Retail and Consumer Products.
  • Assist with annual financial statement audits as per requirements of the Namibian Companies Act.
  • Work with a group of diverse individuals to ensure client deadlines are met.
  • Participate in continues learning to acquire and develop technical, professional, and soft skills.
  • Deliver quality assurance services to our clients and their stakeholders.

What we require

  • CTA or PGDA degree from a SAICA and ICAN accredited tertiary institution.
  • Candidates who passed the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) Examinations will have an added advantage.
  • Candidate perusing their studies towards ACCA are also encouraged to apply.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration, including benefits.
  • Additional paid leave days.
  • Study opportunities including a generous amount of study leave.
  • A registered Training Office for CA’s and ACCA’s to complete articles.
  • EY Mobility Programs, allowing employees to work around the world.
  • An opportunity to obtain your MBA in Technology and Environmental Studies for free.

EY Namibia is an equal opportunity employer, therefore persons from previously disadvantaged groups and with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong dedication to teamwork
  • Integrity within a professional environment​
  • Recognize potential audit issues or unusual relationships from basic analysis of the financial statements and communicate them to the team.
  • Clearly and accurately document the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the Engagement objectives, client's engagement history, and planned audit approach. Challenge procedures used in the past and attempt to enhance audit techniques.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and competence in the client's environment.
  • Maintain a strong client focus, be responsive to client requests, and develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel. Stay informed of current business/economic developments relevant to the client's business.
  • Develop people through teamwork, integrity, and leadership. Collaborate with team members to set goals and responsibilities.
  • Contribute ideas/opinions to the audit teams and listen/respond to other team members' views. Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. Bring potential opportunities to the team's attention. Seek, develop, and present ideas to apply EY's knowledge and services.
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