Accounting Sciences

About the College of Accounting Sciences

Vision

  • Towards excellence in accountancy

The College strives for excellence in accounting education. The College is well positioned in the higher education sector and offers high-quality qualifications, accredited by the Council of Higher Education, including several qualifications endorsed by professional bodies, both nationally and internationally.

Mission

  • Maintain a market related accounting qualifications framework
  • A student centered teaching and learning experience
  • An enabling research and innovation environment
  • Community connectivity to promote sound teaching and learning practices and relevant research
  • Well governed College
  • An environment where staff and students can excel

College Structure

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

  • Department of Financial Accounting
  • Department of Management Accounting
  • Department of Auditing
  • Department of Taxation

SCHOOL OF APPLIED ACCOUNTANCY

  • Department of Financial Governance (Encompassing Financial Accounting and Auditing disciplines)
  • Department of Financial Intelligence (Encompassing Management Accounting and Taxation disciplines)

The College of Accounting Sciences signals Unisa’s commitment to contribute towards the advancement and transformation of the accounting profession in South Africa and to support positive growth and development of the financial and economic sectors.. It is now an opportune time for the college, through its teaching and learning, research and community engagement practices, to improve its standing, position and credibility in accounting sciences nationally and on the continent.

The College is clear on its responsibility and role in supporting sustainable economic growth and development in the country. Its distinctive focus is on advancing accounting education and delivering sought-after graduates who can enter the various accounting professions, thus helping to address the nation’s systemic skills shortage.

The College also plays a particularly important role in advancing transformation through its strong contribution of Black African accounting professionals, thereby contributing to change the face of business leadership in South Africa.

At present the College enrols, on average, 40% of all accounting students in South Africa and contributes at least 20% of the accounting graduates. More than half of all Black African chartered accountants in South Africa are Unisa graduates.

Furthermore, the college continues to value its relationships with all relevant professional bodies to retain credibility in the market as well as its accreditation. Collaborating with industry, the Auditor General and other government bodies will ensure that graduates are recognised as competent, disciplined and ethical accountants and auditors, to serve the needs of South Africa. Unisa accountants must at all times carry out their duties competently, fearlessly and in good faith.

Last modified: 2019/05/02