The MGI Bass Gordon Difference

At MGI Bass Gordon we realise that the modern working environment is fast paced, dynamic and constantly evolving. We also know from experience that big is not always best. Utilising cutting-edge technology and maintaining our unique approach to work methods, has enabled us to offer graduates satisfying careers and a rewarding work culture.

We believe in developing individual potential and offering unique opportunities for professional as well as personal growth and development. At MGI Bass Gordon, you will gain business understanding and build practical experience while being monitored and coached by partners and managers.

Join our high-performance team and align your goals and career aspirations with one of Cape Town’s oldest and most well-established professional organisations. This is your opportunity to be part of a dynamic, challenging and diverse team.




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With Celest’s background in recruiting, she plays a pivotal role in MGI Bass Gordon's talent acquisition. She coordinates the student placements, vacation programmes and represents MGI Bass Gordon at various university career fairs during the year. Contact Celest for more information on how to apply for a SAICA training contract, in office vacation programmes and financial assistance.



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Nicole joined MGI Bass Gordon as Recruitment Officer in 2018. She is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court, however, describes her career change to Recruitment and “People” as the best decision yet. Prior to joining #TeamBass, she gained valuable experience in graduate recruitment of specifically SAICA Trainees at one of the “big 4" Audit firms. Nicole further acts as support mentor to junior trainees and looks after the creative side of things – marketing and social media.

Contact Nicole for more information on how to apply for a SAICA training contract, in office vacation programmes and financial assistance.



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Corné grew up in Upington in the Northen Cape and graduated from the North West University’s Potchefstroom Campus with a BCom CA degree in 2007. Corné obtained her Hons BCom CA the following year. She completed her articles at BGR Jacobs Griessel in Worcester and registered as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in January 2012.

Corné first joined MGI Bass Gordon in January 2012 as an Audit Supervisor. She briefly pursued alternative opportunities as an Audit Manager, but re-joined #TEAMBASS as Assistant Training and Development Officer in 2017. Corné has subsequently been promoted to Training and Development Officer and is involved with the training and development of audit and accounting staff, assisting with internal compliance and quality control, technical research and consultations as well as support to trainees’ studying. Corné is a registered SAICA Assessor and acts as assessor for some of the firm’s SAICA trainees.

Corné is passionate about auditing and accounting and strongly believes in “doing things right the first time”.


Your future as a Chartered Accountant (SA) starts here!

If you are planning a career as a Chartered Accountant (SA) please stop by our booth at your university’s career fair. We would love to talk to you about how starting your career at MGI Bass Gordon can help you achieve your goals.

We Offer:

SAICA Training contract ❯❯

Mentorship programme ❯❯

Study support ❯❯

Focused training ❯❯

Wide client industry exposure ❯❯


Still at school or university? Want to learn about what it’s like working at one of the leading audit, tax and advisory firms in Cape Town?



Experience a three day in-office programme designed for Chartered Accountant (SA) stream students, the main objective of which is to introduce you to a well-established medium sized audit firm.

Over the course of this programme you will have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow students as well as current trainees, managers and partners. This ensures that you make an informed decision when choosing where to complete your traineeship, hopefully, at MGI Bass Gordon.

Our vacation programme runs twice a year:

  • Summer (January)
  • Winter (July)

* Please attach your CV and academic transcripts.


After attending our three day in-office vacation programme, students can apply for further audit vacation work at an actual client of ours. This is your opportunity to experience “a few days in the life of a Trainee Accountant” and gain hands-on experience, which will, no doubt, prepare you for your future in the Professional Services Industry.

* Please attach your CV and academic transcripts.


MGI Bass Gordon offers financial assistance to students who are already studying towards their Chartered Accountant (SA) graduate qualifications. Students who are awarded financial assistance are required to complete their SAICA training contract with our firm.

For more information on what MGI Bass Gordon has to offer, or for a friendly chat about what it takes to become a Trainee Accountant at MGI Bass Gordon, feel free to contact our Recruitment Team on 021 405 8613 or


If you want to join a leading audit, tax and advisory firm or are currently studying towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA), we would like to hear from you. Apply by sending your updated CV and academic transcripts to Recruitment Team at or call 021 405 8613.

Recognising that diversity is the key to excellence, we especially encourage members of designated groups to apply.


SAICA Trainee Accountant
Audit Manager
Audit Supervisor
Audit Senior
Accountant (SAIPA)
Company Secretary
Tax Compliance Officer
In-House Commercial Attorney



SAICA Trainee Accountant
Audit Manager
Audit Supervisor
Audit Senior
Accountant (SAIPA)
Company Secretary
Tax Compliance Officer


We have 80 years’ experience behind us and we are still looking ahead. We employ professionals who have the confidence to think differently, who are self-motivated and display the necessary flexibility to think on their feet in a fast-changing environment.

Furthermore, we pride ourselves on being a client centric, dynamic team of professionals with a wealth of expertise and experience, offering a comprehensive range of services. We behave in a way that engenders trust, with a positive attitude constantly striving for service excellence.

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