The discipline equips SANDF members with planning, decision-making, and control responsibility skills. Accounting provides SANDF members with cost information including those parts of both management accounting and financial accounting where in which cost information is collected and analysed. The importance of auditing and the role of officers in planning, implementing and improving controls are emphasised. The study of Accounting and Auditing develops critical thinkers who are able to adapt quickly too dynamic, highly technical and information rich environments. Accounting and Auditing majors study topics such as
Accounting is the process of collecting and processing financial data to
present information in a formation to assist various decision-makers in making
financial decisions. Accounting is therefore concerned with providing
financial information to users. This information is presented in the
format of financial statements.
The objective of financial statements is to provide information about the
financial position, performance, and change in financial position of an
enterprise that is useful to a wide range of users in making decisions.
The purpose of financial statements varies from user to user and facilitates in
a combination of functions. For the most part, they should allow users
financial conditions. Users need to analyse past results and current
financial condition to determine the ability of the entity to meet its
obligations and to continue to provide expected services.
actual results with the budget. In the light of the importance of
the adopted budget, users want assurance that the entity adhered to it.
compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and restrictions on the use
of the funds.
efficiency and effectiveness. Users want to know whether the entity
is achieving its objectives and if so, whether it is doing so efficiently
Undergraduate Subjects Presented Financial Accounting
The aim of the subject is to provide the SANDF with an academically schooled
student that has adequate knowledge understanding and mastery of the acquired
body of knowledge and skills to act as a management accountant together with
all line officers at all levels in the organisation.
The students should be able to judge and substantiate a practical management
accounting situation and apply the appropriate theory and principles in order
to find a solution to a problem, and communicate and indicate the most cost
efficient choice to management at all level in any institution.
The importance of control over the resources of the organisation and the role
of officers in evaluating the outcomes of business activities to ensure the
economical and effective management of the resources of the organisation are
emphasised. This subject will focus primarily on the cost accounting
fundamentals, cost allocation, cost information for decisions and control and
on the application of Performance Measurement Systems.
Undergraduate Courses Offered in Management Accounting
Management accounting and auditing are so important and ubiquitous today that
if accountants and information people wrapped up their systems and took them
home, the whole process of producing society's material goods and services (for
example defence) along with the governance of the social order would grind to a
Organisational control concerns everyone. Whether you are a manager
attempting to run a department, a officer commanding a division, a politician
trying to frame legislation to control multinational corporations or just an
individual affected by the activities of the many organisations that have an
impact on you, organisational control is a fundamental issue of modern life.
The importance of internal control systems and the role of officers in
planning, implementing and improving controls are emphasised. Different
approaches to control systems are followed to enable the qualified student to
respond to the need to fulfil overall organisational objectives.
At postgraduate level students will have the opportunity to broaden their
knowledge about Management Accounting and Auditing.
Undergraduate Courses Offered in Auditing
BMilHons in Organisation and Resource Management