Being a member of Accounting Technicians South Africa secures a competitive advantage and comprehensive support

Accounting Technicians South Africa AT(SA) is a department of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) dedicated to the education, development, regulation and support of accounting technicians in SA.

With SAICA, AT(SA) represents confident, skilled accounting technicians who are committed and empowered to deliver and uphold the high professional standards and ethics that the profession demands.

AT(SA) is a practical, work-ready foundational designation. This entry-level accountancy qualification and professional membership offers a solid foundation in accounting, finance and business practice. AT(SA) is accessible to aspirant accountants who function at foundational business levels.

Accounting, finance and business skills are vital for the economy to thrive. However, there’s limited access to credible, quality accounting, finance and business education, making it difficult for ordinary people to build a sustainable career in the field. AT(SA) develops and empowers skilled and qualified accounting technicians into the economy.

Our mission is to make accounting, finance and business skills accessible to everyone and raise the standard of learning and development in finance and accounting.

Members of AT(SA) are part of a vibrant SAICA community, which means they are supported no matter the stage of their career. The AT(SA) designation is recognised by employers and the profession – it opens doors for accounting technicians wherever they are in the finance and accounting teams.


Solid network of business professionals
Events, seminars and conferences connect like-minded SAICA members, providing access to numerous discounted products and services; conferences; seminars and networking sessions – enabling them to rise to the challenges of business today.

Contribute to the development of the sector
Join an influential network where members
can offer their expertise and services on various working committees, contributing towards the growth and development of the profession.

Stay abreast of technical developments
Members have access to SAICA’s newsletters including Integritax, Accountancy SA, the SAICA
handbook and other SAICA guides and publications, as well as leading insights and expertise. As SAICA has some of the best minds in business, members enjoy world-leading information resources, technical guidance and other services to enable them to shape and influence practice effectively.

Career mobility and recognition
Stand out among your peers and get the recognition of a credible AT(SA) designation. It will open doors of employment and put you in a position to pursue diverse and rewarding career opportunities.

Relevant and current skills
Rigorous training, experience and continuing development keep members abreast of the skills needed in the ever-changing business environment, maintaining a competitive edge.

Be part of a regulated member body
As a regulated member body, AT(SA) provides a solid ethical grounding for members, who are bound by a code of professional conduct. This ensures the organisation maintains the quality of the designations, and upholds high
standards of reputation, professional excellence and integrity in everything it does.

Their sound reputation and credibility in the workplace means SAICA designations enjoy
continued public confidence. In turn, this means that employers, clients and the public can be assured of members’ skills, expertise and overall professional conduct.

Increased professional development
SAICA is committed to the personal and intellectual growth of its members, focusing on life-long learning and continued professional development. AT(SA) encourages its members to commit to learning and undertake ongoing maintenance and development of their professional competence.

Credibility as an accounting officer
Three registered designations with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) enable
members to function as commissioners of oaths. AT(SA) is also a recognised controlling body with SARS, giving its members access to apply for tax practitioner recognition.

Day-to-day support
AT(SA)’s professional member support service
provides guidance on ethical and technical enquiries that may arise in day-to-day work. It also helps members improve their performance and provides general advice on developing their exam techniques.

Membership levels
AT(SA) membership offers professional status
at five levels to demonstrate practical skills and commitment to maintaining and developing skills and knowledge in accounting, finance and business.

  • Red (Student)
  • Silver
  • Gold

Designated levels

  • Platinum
  • Diamond

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