The CIMA Trainee Accountant Program
The purpose of the Absa Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) program is to provide our selected trainees with the relevant experience and competencies needed to qualify as Chartered Accountants after a period of three years. Trainees rotate every six months into different areas of the bank, which provides sufficient exposure and training.
We place your professional and personal development at the forefront of your journey at Absa, with technical and professional training underpinning your day-to-day job. Your growth, as a trainee, will be further cemented by coaching, mentoring, conference attendance and participation with the wider Absa Graduate Program (Gen A) on an array of learning programs.
Our Executive Committee (Exco) is fully supportive of our trainees and take pride in your growth and achievement. For this reason, each quarter, an Exco member will host a Trainee engagement session where you will have the opportunity to network with the Leadership of the Bank. Exam fees are fully funded and complemented by generous study leave benefits that are specific to the program.
Once you have successfully completed the three years of practical experience and the CIMA exams, you will qualify as a well-rounded Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) with an exciting career trajectory.
We encourage you to apply for the program if you are currently enrolled for an Honours degree (or higher) in Financial Management that will provide you with exemptions for the CIMA Managerial level (objective tests P2, F2 & E2).