Chartered Accountants Academy | Provincial Treasury
Chartered Accountants Academy

The Western Cape Treasury Chartered Accountants Academy (CAA) provides an avenue for prospective chartered accountants to receive accredited training inside public sector – they receive their training through Provincial Treasury and not through traditional audit firms.

The CAA programme does not only reinforce academic education, but help develop business acumen, professional and ethical values.

Our aim is to attract and retain the best finance and accounting professionals within the Western Cape Government. We offer graduates the opportunity and support to be the best they can be.

Trainees will gain valuable public sector experience; intensive knowledge of the public sector financial systems and processes such as the PFMA and MFMA, developing chartered accountants that are public sector specialists. The CAA offers a three or four year professional training programme that has been structured in a manner that grants the trainees exposure in key areas of management, decision-making and control. Experience is gained through rotation to the various divisions of provincial and local government.

We encourage individuals to think out of the box and take the lead on new ideas.

Individuals who have at least completed their SAICA accredited degree are welcome to apply for the 2024 traineeship intake.

The applications for the 2024 intake are now closed


At this stage, the CAA programme is an intensive full-time internship programme, with a commitment to a 3 or 4 year contract only.  Western Cape Government employees will need to resign from their current positions if they are accepted to the academy.

The CAA programme runs for 3 to 4 years. At the end of this comprehensive learning programme, successful trainees would have completed the work related aspect of qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, which is certified by SAICA.

CAA trainees are offered a market related salary.

Trainees will be based at Treasury’s offices in Cape Town and will be rotated to any of the departments and municipalities, or our training partners within the Western Cape to give trainees exposure to other areas.

Candidates in their final year of completing the Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA, Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) or B.Com Accounting Honours
Candidates with a SAICA accredited undergraduate degree

Trainees qualify for annual leave, sick leave and study leave.