South Africa’s economy does not rank highly amongst the powerhouse economies of the world. One of the main contributing factors to this is the high level of unemployment we face. New finance minister Tito Mboweni delivered his “country at a crossroads” budget speech, which aimed to inform South Africans to tighten their belts in preparation for the tough financial year ahead.
Even amidst all the political setbacks that undoubtedly have a negative impact on the economy, South Africa does have an economic advantage in many sectors, namely; mining, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and service exports. These sectors have previously taken precedence on a governmental level and therefore they continue to flourish. However, more needs to be done to ensure upcoming sectors are prioritised and given the same attention. A growing industry
One of the most prominent upcoming sectors that will aid economic improvement, is finance. It is widely recognised as the driving force behind a successful economy. The corporate world is in constant need of qualified accountants, financial advisors, bookkeepers and more. These professions offer insight into the financial status of major companies and hold the responsibility of protecting crucial assets. Damelin Correspondence College knows that the market is ready for sharp minded individuals. Our programme range includes finance and accounting, to bookkeeping and credit management. Content material is industry-relevant, and you will be equipped with the latest knowledge to prosper in this competitive field. Career opportunities
The finance minister indicated that the forecast for 2019 and beyond is an inclusion of new finance models, focused on improving community services and government projects. With finance being an industry that attracts business leaders and top executives, your network will expand accordingly. Expect growth through the influence financial markets have on political, social and economic issues on a worldwide basis. Through your continued studies in finance, you will be able to join specialised fields of corporate finance and investment. Career fields can include high level positions in consulting firms and asset management companies. With Damelin Correspondence’s in-depth programme material, you will learn the ins and outs of this dynamic industry and become indispensable to companies. The three main categories of finance
When you enter the financial industry, you will have the option of joining the public, corporate and personal sectors. As businesses realise the value of managing their assets, there will always be work for financial planners, analysts, bookkeepers, credit managers and accountants. This ensures job security. Excelling in this field can lead to a fruitful future in whichever sector you choose to pursue. Due to the many positions available in finance, there is flexibility to move to specific roles you feel most comfortable with in your career. The option to relocate is always available with a career in finance, as your role isn’t always location-specific. The opportunities to work abroad in finance are countless.
With your finance related Damelin Correspondence College qualification, you can redefine what success means to you. Registration is simple, and a full listing of our qualifications can be found on www.dcc.edu.za
. To further enhance your distance learning experience, the Academic Advising Centre is on hand as an added benefit to all students. Whether you need help with an assignment or have a programme query, an adviser will equip you with the tools needed to perform to the best of your ability. Embrace your potential and prepare for a lifetime of success. Register today.