SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad 2018

The results are in, and the Top 3 learners in both Grade 11 and Grade 12 nationally will be announced at SAIPA’s Top Achievers Awards on 11 October 2018.

Well done to the following leaners, teachers and schools who have come in the top places provincially:

NAO 2018 Provincial WinnersClick to download/view PDF


This year, we saw 478 schools enter the Olympiad, with 6 700 learners writing the first round (2 842 in Grade 11 and 3 858 in Grade 12)

Round 2 of the National Accounting Olympiad (NAO) was written on 1 August 2018 – 274 schools went through to the second round; with 999 learners writing (572 in Grade 11 and 427 in Grade 12).

The aim of the SAIPA NAO is to make Accounting as a subject a preferred choice to all learners, and to promote the option of professional accountancy as a sound choice for further study, and the pathway towards a financially and personally rewarding entry into employment.

The Olympiad is open to Grade 11 and Grade 12 accounting learners taking Accounting as a school subject, and who wish to follow a BCom degree as further study. An added benefit is that the NAO also provides learners with a foot in the door with future employers, which is why SAIPA invests substantially in it.

Last year’s NAO was a great success with over 6 700 pupils participating from around the country, and excelling on many levels. The competition generated provincial and national winners who were honoured at a formal Gala Awards evening in Johannesburg. We always endeavour to keep track of the winners’ progress throughout their tertiary education to ensure that our intervention is continuous and sustainable and not just a once-off event.

For more information on the Olympiad, please email Tumi at

Keep an eye on our social media platforms, and this website page, for details of our 2019 Olympiad and dates.


2017 winners

2017 National Winners

2017 Provincial Winners