NWU Vaal Bean Counting Day 2015 – Calling all aspiring accountants

Annette Willemse -- Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:47

NWU Vaal Bean Counting Day 2015 – Calling all aspiring accountants

Did you know that according to the National Development Plan, accounting is not only viewed as a scarce skill within the public service delivery arena, but is also a vehicle to overcome poverty and inequality? With this in mind the School of Accounting Sciences on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) will be hosting its third annual Bean Counting Day on 24 July 2015.

The aim of the Bean Counting Day initiative is to introduce accounting students to prospective employers and according to the organisers the event aims to inspire and motivate students to focus on their studies and by doing so enhancing their employability in the market.  The event will see accounting firms such as ACCA, KPMG, SAICA, BDO and PWC – amongst others, in attendance and will be hosted in the Learning and Research Commons.  The official opening will commence at 08:00.

Why attend?

Here are some reasons why it is important for students within the field of accounting to make the most of opportunities such as this one:

  1. Use this opportunity to ask questions. Maybe there is a particular aspect of the industry you are confused about or you want to know more about.
  2. Events such as this are definitely a two-way street: the exhibitors get to meet you and you have the opportunity to see what is expected of you as a future employee.
  3. By networking with established professionals you have the opportunity to get hints and tips on the respective company’s application process and what they are looking for in candidates. Introduce yourself, chat to the representatives and ask as many questions as you feel pertinent.
  4. Bean Counting Day is a way of getting to know the different industry role-players and vice versa. If you are a final year student, why not take your updated CV with you and find out more about internship or postgraduate opportunities.

For more information about Bean Counting Day 2015, please visit the faculty’s website.