ACCA practising certificate and audit qualification South Africa
ACCA members now have a route to Registered Auditor status in South Africa following accreditation by the country’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) on 6 July 2023. This opportunity will be available from 1 April, 2024. This page sets out the information we have now, and we’ll add more as we work towards this date.
ACCA members in South Africa or elsewhere who wish to become Registered Auditors in South Africa must have completed:
- South African variants of the ACCA Qualification’s Corporate and Business Law examination and the Taxation examination.
- At the ACCA Strategic Professional level, the Essentials examinations (Strategic Business Leader and Strategic Business Reporting examinations) and the Advanced Audit and Assurance (International) and either Advanced Taxation (South Africa) or Advanced Financial Management examination.
- Meet the ACCA audit training requirements as part of three years practical experience in an ACCA Approved Employer, holding the Practising Certificate Development Audit stream status in South Africa. You can learn more about our Approved Employer programme here.
- They must then access the IRBA Audit Development Programme, which involves a period of work experience under the supervision of a Registered Auditor. Further details can be found on IRBA's website.
ACCA students and affiliates aiming for registered auditor status should consider the requirements as they plan their training and exam journey.
Members wishing to undertake the exams listed above can enter for them on the ACCA portal.
Additional information will be added as we approach the start date of 1 April 2024.