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Welcome to Department of Accounting

We create an academic environment that fosters research, training and the development of professional accountants in all accounting fields. We offer the BCom (Accounting), BCom (Financial Accounting) degrees and the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA). ​


 Accounting Department

Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting is accredited by and involved in the education of accountants for the following professional bodies:
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)
South African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Programmes Offered
The Department of Accounting offers the following programmes:
BCom Accounting (CA Stream)
BCom Financial Accounting
Advanced Diploma in Accounting (ADA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA)
Master of Commerce (Accounting)

The Department of Accounting consists of a group of dedicated staff members in the various specialised areas.
Department structure  
The Department of Accounting is divided into four sections, namely: Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management and Taxation.

Head of Department: Prof. Walter Geach
Deputy Head of Department: Prof. Jade Jansen
Programme Coordinator (BCom Accounting): Mr. Jacques Siebritz
Programme Coordinator (BCom Financial Accounting): Mr. Ronald Arendse
Programme Coordinator (Post Graduate): Ms. Judith Terblanche

Subject Heads
Auditing: Mr. Andre Hamel
Financial Accounting (BCom Accounting): Prof. Jade Jansen
Management Accounting and Financial Management: Mr Elton Pullen
Taxation: Prof. Walter Geach

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