Hope all is well with everyone?
I'm busy studying part-time for my CA degree and I am confused as to the importance of the SAICA articles, as I have had various answers regarding this. I have been working in a financial department as a Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant for +-4 years and by the time I'll obtain my degree and post graduate diplomas, I'll have 7 years experience. I've learned all my knowledge from working directly with a SAIPA registered Accountant for +-4 years, surely this counts for something? And my final question is, say for instance I'm working at a registered training office, but as a Bookkeeper/Accountant while I'm still studying, and then when I complete my degree I decide to do my SAICA articles through them, will they be able to reduce my salary to the market related salary for article clerks even though I will currently have a higher position within the firm?
If someone will please shed some light on the above, it will be greatly appreciated.