Why Public Sector Accounting is a Good Career Choice

Why Public Sector Accounting is a Good Career Choice

Date Published: November 18, 2020

If you enjoy dealing with numbers, taxes and have an inclination to help the community, then public sector accounting might just be the perfect career for you. 

Maybe you are researching what field to study in and have found that accounting suits your skills and characteristics. Here are a few more reasons why public sector accounting is a good career choice. 

  • Choosing your work environment 
  • Helping the community 
  • Responsible for important work 
  • Choosing your speciality

You Choose Your Working Environment

As a public sector accountant, you can sometimes choose where you work. Public sector accountants can start their own business or even work as consults on their own. 

You can also work in an office setting if you find that more in line with your wants and needs. As a public sector accountant, it is easy enough to find a space where you feel comfortable working and stay there.

You Help the Community

Whether indirectly or directly, you help the community around you as a public sector accountant. This is by either working for a school, a small business, or housing sector, you are actively making lives easier with your work.

This means that as a public sector accountant, you have the chance to work with or for a cause that is close to you. 

You Are Responsible for Important Work

Public sector accountants often require great leadership skills. With public sector accounting comes the responsibility of dealing with public finances. This includes the finances of schools, health care and even sanitation. 

By working as a public sector accountant, it is your responsibility that this work is done at high quality and to the very best of your ability. This kind of work can give you a very good amount of job satisfaction.

You Get to Choose Your Specialty

With a qualification in public sector accounting, you can choose which area you would like to specialise in. Some of which include:

  • Tax consultation 
  • Auditing 
  • Financial accounting 
  • Financial planning 
  • Financial advising

The Job Specifications

As a PSA, you will be required to do the following:

  • The preparation of accounts 
  • Manage financial systems 
  • Manage financial accounts 
  • Prepare financial reports 
  • Sort out business plans and financial statements 
  • Audits 


If you are interested in studying public sector accounting, Matric College offers all the ICB courses in PSA:

Why not start your public sector accounting course today? Call us on 012 762 7100 and speak to one of our course experts.


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Author: Andrea Frisby 

Published: November 18, 2020


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