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Top 10 Most Attractive Companies to Work for if you’re in Finance

Mar 14, 2018

There are many aspects to a company that make it a great work environment and while many companies don’t always get this right, there are those that knock it right out the park.

We’ve gone ahead and listed the 10 most attractive companies to work if you’re a business or commerce professional.

1. Google

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.


Company car, free lunch and snacks, gym memberships and employee discounts.

Fun Fact:

The name 'Google' is actually derived from the mathematical term 'googol' which is basically 1 with a 100 zeros following it.

2. Investec

Investec is an international specialist banking and asset management group. It provides a range of financial products and services to a client base in three principal markets: the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.


Stock options, health benefits, cafeteria, Sandton CBD.

Fun fact:

Investec manages assets worth R1.3 billion.

3. South African Breweries

South African Breweries (officially The South African Breweries Limited, informally SAB) is a major brewing and bottling company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and was a wholly owned subsidiary of SABMiller until its interests were sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev on 10 October 2016. South African Breweries is now a direct subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.


Company car, good entry salary, flexible work schedules.

Fun Fact:

SAB has a brewing capacity of 3.1 billion litres.

4. Unilever

Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.


Health insurance, year-end bonus, company phone, car, petrol allowance.

Fun Fact:

Unilever buys a third of the worlds tea.

5. Coca-Cola South Africa

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.


Free drinks, company phone, company pension plan, health insurance.

Fun Fact:

On average, more than 10,000 soft drinks from Coca-Cola are consumed every second of every day.

6. South African Reserve Bank

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is the central bank of South Africa. It was established in 1921 after Parliament passed an act, the "Currency and Bank Act of 10 August 1920", as a direct result of the abnormal monetary and financial conditions which World War I had brought.


Education reimbursement, life insurance, company pension plan, gym membership, company phone

Fun Fact:

The SARB was only the fourth central bank established outside the United Kingdom and Europe, the others being the United States, Japan and Java.

7. Discovery

Discovery Limited engages in long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment and employee benefits through its various brands. The Group has subsidiaries in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and Australia.


Drinks and snacks, health insurance, company phone, felexible working environment

Fun Fact:

Discovery covers over 5.1 million clients


KPMG is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors. Seated in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 189,000 people and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are further divided into various service groups.


Flexible hours, travel option, bonuses, incentives, car wash, canteen and coffee.

Fun Fact:

KPMG stands for Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler.

9. Deloitte

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services with more than 263,900 professionals globally.


Meal vouchers, flexibility, international opportunities, cross-industry experience, retirement benefits.

Fun Fact:

The Amsterdam office (called ‘The Edge’) is the most sustainable office building in the world. Toilets are flushed with rain water. And in the gym, the treadmills save the electricity generated.

10. Transnet

Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. It was formed as a limited company on 1 April 1990. A majority of the company's stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises, or DPE, of the South African government. The company was formed by restructuring into business units the operations of South African Railways and Harbours and other existing operations and products.


Medical and house allowance, pension plan, study opportunities, bonuses.

Fun Fact:

Transnet offers a bursary scheme that will refund full tuition fees to those applicable.

*This list originally featured on and was drawn from Universum’s 2017 surveys done by business and commerce professionals.