Facebook Group: When I am big I want to be a CA

16 Nov

In my previous blogpost “50 things to do before you become a Chartered Accountant“, point 31 reads as follows “Join the facebook group when I am big I want to be a CA”. On this blogpost I bring you all the reason why you seriously need to consider joining this Facebook group. Sit back, relax and let your eyes browse through this piece.

Facebook Group: When I am big I want to be a CA

When I am big I want to be a CA:  Facebook group for aspiring Chartered Accountants (CA) by a Charted Accountant. This is wonderful group whereby an aspiring Chartered Accountant can spend his time on the group’s wall. By so doing an aspiring CA will learn all about the hip and happenings of the Accounting sector, what one needs to do in order to be a CA and lastly share their varsity and CA experience.

The founder of the group Paul Maughan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an academic at the elite University of Cape Town. He post industry news, discussion forum and tips about the proffession. The group members engage in the conversation by asking questions, whereby Paul and other group members answer them. I like to believe that this is the biggest facebook group in South Africa for aspiring professionals.

According to Paul Maughan, the motivation behind the establishment of this facebook group is:

I am starting this group in my personal capacity because I am passionate about equipping the world with talented South Africans who know their stuff! I also think that the more the facebook generation sticks together, the more fun the whole CA experience can be. So please invite your friends if you feel the same.

The following are reason why an Aspiring Chartered Accountant should join this group.

  • Everyone in the group is a learner.
  • It is the most active facebook group, and the administrators engage with the group members as far as possible.
  • The group contain tips on how to choose a company to do a training contract with.
  • The administrators gives studying tips and other relevant tips.
  • The other group members post interesting questions, job opportunities and they also greet (Ubuntu right there).
  • It makes the whole CA experience a worthwhile journey.
  • There are inspiring stories to read about.
  • You learn more about the Chartered Accountancy profession, it’s pecks and benefit and what it means to be a CA in corporate South Africa.

Yes, C’mon, log on your facebook profile and join the group “When I am big I want to be a CA”, for you will be inspired and in no time you will hold the designation CA (SA).

The long term benefit of social networking sites is that they provide learning opportunities in an informal way.

Hahahaha! escape the job from hell, be a CA(SA). Be inspired and esCAlate…..


Posted by on November 16, 2010 in Business


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7 responses to “Facebook Group: When I am big I want to be a CA

  1. Lindi

    August 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    hey please can you post link to group as i am unable to find group on facebook… awesome blog

    • Dumi-rocks

      August 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Unfortunately, it seems that the group was deactivated.


    February 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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    October 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I love it when individuals come together and share thoughts.
    Great site, stick with it!

  4. katlego lolo chanky

    December 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    The corporate world is equipped with great opportunities and it is good thing to make it possible for BEE to grow ,keep on keeping on

  5. John

    December 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Why would anyone want to become a CA? Its certainly not because of a passion for adding up columns of numbers and seeing whether your debits and credits match.

    A UCT graduated (and probably elsewhere) newly minted article clerk has little real world understanding. No real business knowledge. Accounting is looking backward and summarising what has happened in one particular area of a company in the past, whereas real academic fields such as economics consider both past and present and the myriad of complex relationships between the two.

    Article clerks are used as cheap labour by exploitative auditing firms, who will only keep on about 10% of the clerks when they attain their CA’s, the rest will be let go.

    What have accountants achieved? Nothing! The large firms know that the average auditing clerk knows little and can in many instances fool them. The Auditing profession is perhaps best known for the numerous financial scandals it has been involved in (Arthur Andersen) or their rle in the 2008 global financial collapse.

    Moreover, accounting students claim their courses are difficult, yet even the least intelligent in the class eventually passes.

    Accounting does not involve creative thought, only rote following of a rule book.


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