Grade 9s invited to enter accounting olympiad

THE South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (Saica) Junior Accounting Olympiad is back and calling for aspiring chartered accountants to enter.

The Olympiad, taking place on August 31, is open to Grade 9 pupils and is there to help youngsters decide whether or not to choose accounting as a subject for their final school years.

Entrants also stand a chance to win great prizes, such as tablets, smartphones and bags.

Now in its fourth year, the olympiad is a forerunner to the highly anticipated annual Accounting Olympiad, which targets pupils in grades 11 and 12.

The Olympiads are a key part of Saica’s annual school project calendar and exist to attract the next generation of young achievers to the field of accounting.

Accounting honours add up for school

“These olympiads do more than just help pupils make informed career choices. They also promote healthy competition among pupils and serve as great practice in preparing them for their year-end exams,” Saica project director for transformation and growth Matsoso Tsoaeli said.

Participating schools are selected by the district coordinators of the provincial departments of education, in conjunction with Saica.

Only 20 districts will be selected to participate nationwide and once a specific school is selected, educators are then tasked to identify five to 15 pupils in Grade 9 who they believe have the most accounting talent, and enter them to participate in the Junior Accounting Olympiad.

High schools wishing to have their pupils participate have until August 4 to submit their entries.

For more information, please contact Saica’s Karin Iten on (011)621-6913 or at


  1. Good day

    I am a teacher at Silversands high school teaching EMS offwhich accounting is part of it. Id like to register to take part with my learners.


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