The Department of Accountancy operates in the Faculty of Management Sciences. It is situated at the Vanderbijlpark campus and also has distant campuses in Ekurhuleni, Secunda and Upington.
The Department currently has three main focus areas, namely developing the disciplines of Internal Auditing, Financial information Systems and Management Accounting. It aims to positively contribute towards South Africa’s economic and social development by producing innovative internal audit, financial information systems and management accounting graduates with competitive skills. The delivery of the programmes within the Department of Accountancy is characterised by a culture of professionalism, effectiveness and ethics.
The Department is in the process of aligning the current programmes with the new HEQSF. Because the quality of programmes and presentation is a key objective of the Department it promotes interaction with industry and professional bodies. The Department is proud to be associated with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), the Association of Accounting Technicians South Africa (AAT (SA)) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).