Accounting Industrial Report

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This report has been written in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting. It is a requirement that every third year student on Industrial attachment write an account of their experiences during the attachment period. This account details every aspect of the experience obtained with which ever company the student was with.

Therefore, this report is submitted as a proof of completion of the attachment that the author went through at Delta Corporation Ltd.


I feel honoured to share with you the invaluable experience I got while I was on attachment with Delta Corporation, one of the best and competitive firms, not only in Zimbabwe but also in the whole world. It is a fact that I have been groomed into a professional person. The Delta operating base offered me the opportunity to gain partial experience in Manufacturing industry, Transport services and Retailing. I have organized my report in a way that I assumed easy to follow and understand. My report will follow the following sequency:………………………

It must be noted that the bulk of the stuff is in the hands-on experience. However some of the information was researched like the organizational structure of the firm.


Firstly, in my utmost sincere and justifiably gratitude, I would like to thank all the people who made my industrial attachment an unforgettable moment in my lifetime. A special thanks you goes to my honourable sponsors: Clarah Mandava and Moreblessing Mandava. To them I say I cherish your support and love. I feel greatly indebted and honored in conveying the very gratitude to the deservers, among others include, Mr Richman Kufazvinei, Mr Tariraishe Gwenzi, Peter Tafirenyika, Lovemore Luwaca and Robert Mucherera. To you all, I say keep on the good spirit of creating a conducive learning environment for students on attachment and greatly appreciate your contribution towards my successful completion of attachment.

Elijah Mafanire, Kossam Maunga, Ronald Shumba and Stanley Nyameni deserve also to be mentioned for allowing me to share jokes with them and debate some other important things. I also wish to wholeheartedly thank the NUST Accounting Department Chairperson Mrs F.Shumba and all the lecturers who have taught me so far. The knowledge you have imparted on me was most helpful and strongly applicable in the industry at large.

It is through Jesus Christ that all things are made possible and this report will be incomplete without Him who is Great.

Thank you.

Executive Summary

This report is presented to outline the activities of the student in his third year industrial attachment at Delta Corporation. The audit operation was extending to all centres in the Southern Region which was made up of centres like: Fairbridge Plant, Bon Accord, Belmont Plant, Zvishavave, Masvingo, Gwanda, Beitbridge, Chiredzi, Chipinge, Gokwe, Kwekwe,Victoria Falls and Hwange. The writer was tasked to give an evaluation of the organizational activities, give a personal evaluation of the industrial attachment itself and give a critical analysis of the relevance of theory to practice. The purpose of this report is to give an evaluation of the Delta Corporation Ltd activities at its various Departments. It was the writer’s duty to circulate in all the centres carrying out the audit field work with his teammates.

Therefore, this report is going to give the evaluation of the Audit Department and how it links to the rest of the different Company’s Departments for overall goal congruency. The writer gives an in-depth coverage of the activities in Audit Department where the writer was attached.

Basing on what is on the ground, the main conclusion is that work related learning is an eye opener with more insight being gained on how well the organization is structured. This makes the attachment programme a welcome and ideal to NUST.

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