During the early 1980’s a need was perceived by the country’s four main Professional Accounting and Secretarial Institutes for a relevant course of study, examinations and membership body for persons who carry out an accounting function at a level below that of a fully qualified accountant. It had been ascertained that many hundreds of workers in the country were engaged in financial/accounting duties but that for many of them there existed no formal qualification which would indicate their accounting abilities, special skills or general business and administrative knowledge.In response to this need ZAAT was formally established in 1984, along the lines of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), as a company limited by guarantee and having no share capital under the sponsorship of the Consultative Committee of Accountants &’
STUDENT’S ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants may register as students of the Association for the main examination structure provided that they have obtained at least two (2) ‘A’ level passes and five passes in any one to the examinations detailed in Clauses 2.1.1., 2.1.2., 2.1.3 and 2.1.4. below. It should be noted that the passes must be in 5 distinct subjects and include one numerate subject (e.g. Mathematics, Accountancy or Statistics.), English Language and any other three subjects provided that not more than one of them is a craft subject.2.1.1 The G.C.E. examination of any of the approved examining bodies in the United Kingdom at Grades A, B or C at Ordinary Level.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Southern Africa Association of Accountants (SAAA), hereinafter referred to as “The Association” was established in 1983 as Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians (ZAAT) by the then Consultative Committee of Accountancy and Secretarial Bodies (CCASB) which was comprised of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe (ICAZ), the Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSA) and the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (ZIPFA), to provide suitable qualifications for staff employed in the accounting and financial fields.The CCASB has now been renamed as the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB). SAAA continues to operate under the auspices of the PAAB four of whose member institutes are SAAA’s Associated Bodies. SAAA’s main intentions are: -