STUDENTS & GRADUATES APPLY HERE

THINK AHEAD, THINK OCTAGON

Opportunity is knocking. Every year, we take on a fresh crop of eager and talented students who are looking to become Chartered Accountants. Not only do we offer a career with one of South Africa’s most respected accounting firms, but we also offer mentorship and on-going training, generous benefits, and a nurturing, dynamic work environment designed to challenge and motivate.

Click here to apply for SAICA Training Contracts for 2019-2020

What is a training contract?

A training contract is a learnership contract for 3 years or more (depending on your qualifications when you join the firm). A training contract must be served at a registered training firm with SAICA accreditation.

Your training contract is the practical component of your studies towards the CA (SA) designation. During the 3 years you spend at PKF Octagon, you will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gained during your Undergraduate and CTA studies to real world situations.

We currently have the following vacancies:

SAICA Training contract for 2019

SAICA Training contract for 2020

Qualification required:

BAccounting-programme/ BAccHons degree/ Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences.

Location: Waverley, Johannesburg

Click here to send your CV to our HR Team for any other positions.

Please state what positions you are interested in.

In return for your enthusiasm, hard work and brains, we offer you
  • A competitive salary.
  • Pass & pay back scheme.
  • A generous study leave policy.
  • Mentorship & personal guidance.
  • On-going training.
  • A career path, not just do a job.
  • A nurturing & dynamic work environment where you will be constantly challenged & motivated.

STUDENTS & GRADUATES APPLY HERE

THINK AHEAD, THINK OCTAGON

Opportunity is knocking. Every year, we take on a fresh crop of eager and talented students who are looking to become Chartered Accountants. Not only do we offer a career with one of South Africa’s most respected accounting firms, but we also offer mentorship and on-going training, generous benefits, and a nurturing, dynamic work environment designed to challenge and motivate.

Now recruiting for 2019-2020

Octagon’s Partners & Staff, Congratulate our newly qualified Chartered Accountants

The Partners & Staff at Octagon would like to welcome our new Trainee Accountants to the Firm.

Octagon’s partners and staff. Congratulate our students who have recently completed their Training Contracts.

STUDENTS & GRADUATES APPLY HERE

THINK AHEAD, THINK OCTAGON

Opportunity is knocking. Every year, we take on a fresh crop of eager and talented students who are looking to become Chartered Accountants. Not only do we offer a career with one of South Africa’s most respected  accounting firms, but we also offer mentorship and on-going training, generous benefits, and a nurturing, dynamic work environment designed to challenge and motivate.

Now recruiting for 2019-2020
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Adrian

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Chevan

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Gailer

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Palesa

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Rowan

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Yvonne

STUDENTS & GRADUATES APPLY HERE

THINK AHEAD, THINK OCTAGON

Opportunity is knocking. Every year, we take on a fresh crop of eager and talented students who are looking to become Chartered Accountants. Not only do we offer a career with one of South Africa’s most respected  accounting firms, but we also offer mentorship and on-going training, generous benefits, and a nurturing, dynamic work environment designed to challenge and motivate.

Now recruiting for 2019-2020
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Ntando

“I want to learn as much as I can about the industry and welcome all new challenges that will help to extend my knowledge so that I can one day achieve my goal of starting my own business. I am looking forward to learning through practice and believe that the experience I will gain from working at Octagon will assist me in furthering my personal and professional development .”

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Shannon

“In my first year at Octagon I aim to experience what the world of auditing has to offer me.
To work in different industries and be exposed to environments and situations that challenge me every day.”

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Bilaal

“I am looking forward to working in the various industries whilst at Octagon, as that will enable me to achieve the skills and experience needed to be a successful Chartered Accountant.” 

STUDENTS & GRADUATES APPLY HERE

THINK AHEAD, THINK OCTAGON

Opportunity is knocking. Every year, we take on a fresh crop of eager and talented students who are looking to become Chartered Accountants. Not only do we offer a career with one of South Africa’s most respected  accounting firms, but we also offer mentorship and on-going training, generous benefits, and a nurturing, dynamic work environment designed to challenge and motivate.

Now recruiting for 2019-2020
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Hannah

“My first year of articles has been challenging. Learning to balance studies and work has been difficult, but I have grown to appreciate the support of other trainees throughout the Firm and in different years of their articles. I look forward to second year, with new challenges and taking on more responsibility.”

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Serisha

“My first year at Octagon was fulfilling and well rounded. I had the opportunity to learn many different aspects in the firm and I loved every moment of it.”

PROFESSIONAL APPLY HERE

Did you know…

22%

of our staff have worked at
Octagon for 10 years or more.

Professional Application

Why have you stayed at Octagon?

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Nicole

“I decided to remain at Octagon because I enjoy the leadership style offered to me by our Partners. There is room for continued growth and I feel like I make a contribution to the team.” 

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Greg

“I chose to stay with Octagon after the completion of my training contract because there is an element of flexibility and I enjoy the friendly and supportive working environment.”

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Monique

“I like the client interaction and the work variety that we are exposed to. We get involved with the client’s businesses which is very interesting. I also enjoy working with my colleagues, that is why I stayed with Octagon.”

Are you the right Fit?

At Octagon, we take on a limited number of new recruits every year. If you are passionate about what you do, committed to building relationships and are not afraid of hard work, then you may be the right fit for us.

Don’t waste time, get your future started now!

  • Where are you based?

    We are based in Johannesburg at 21 Scott Street Waverley, Johannesburg.

  • Do Octagon assist with study fees?

    Octagon offers a pass and payback scheme where the student pays for their first year of   study and when they pass their relevant exams the Firm reimburses them.

  • Do you offer vacation work?

    We do offer vacation work but to a select group of 2nd and 3rd-year students who have already signed Training Contracts with us.

  • When do we get to participate in audit work?

    You are able to participate in audit work immediately, as we want you to learn and experience as much as you possibly can during your Training Contract.

  • What industries do we service?

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a “typical” client at Octagon because we partner with a wide range of different types of businesses, all with their own unique requirements. Our clients include individuals,   privately owned businesses and corporations of different sizes that span a wide range of industries. As a member of our family, you can count on an exciting and diverse training ground.

    Some of the industries we service include;
    Motor
    Medical
    Advertising and marketing
    Retail and FMCG
    Wholesale
    Property development and investment
    Professional firms (doctors , attorneys, architects)
    High net worth individuals & associated trust
    Auditor General