The CBA (SA) designation is your stepping stone to the prestigious CFO (SA) designation. Gain valuable recognition as a Finance Manager with this unique designation that will help distinguish you as someone who demonstrates professionalism, ethical conduct and lifelong learning. If you are a financial manager or do you hold a management role within your company’s ac-counting department, this designation is for you. Do you face challenges in many different areas, including technical skills, as well as soft skills like communication and leadership in your interactions with clients, or within your own department? Obtaining a CBA (SA) with SAIBA will open up a world of professional opportunities that extend beyond the average accounting designaiton.

Classical route:

Commerce degree at honours level or higher + 4 years accounting related experience + self-assessment examination by experience = CBA(SA) designation

Official Designation

CBA (SA) is authorized by SAQA in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act, 67 of 2008 and the underlying qualifications are set at NQF level 8. The highest level awarded to financial managers. The Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) are the custodians of the designation




Anyone working within the management level of a finance or accounting department
Financial managers
Finance Controller, Credit Controller, Corporate Controller
Finance lawyer, Commerical lawyer
Investment bankers
Relationship Manager
Procurement Manager
Treasury Analyst

If you meet the criteria to earn the CBA(SA) designation, then complete the application form today to take your
finance career to the next level.

View the admission criteria here.


Do I qualify to become a CBA (SA)?

You will need to have obtained: • A Commerce degree at honours level or higher, e.g. Honours in Accounting / CTA from an accredited institute of higher learning. • In addition to this you must have four years accounting related experience, and finally you will be required to complete an examination by experience. This consists of self-assessment, an employer verification and an experience evaluation by a committee.

If the above applies to you then:

  • Download the CBA(SA) Admission criteria here.
  • Complete the CBA (SA) application form confirming the above.
  • Provide copies of ID, CV, and degrees/qualifications.
  • CBA admission must be submitted.
  • Register for the CBA(SA) and pay an assessment fee of R2500.
  • If you pass the verification and assessment you need to pay an annual designation fee to be awarded the designation CBA(SA), R4625


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