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ICB Financial Accounting Programme

 

 

Want to be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant someday?

This is the course for you. It will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research. There are 12 subjects which build on each other. You’ll complete the ICB Financial Accounting: Foundation Level of this programme (and achieve the National Certificate: Bookkeeping) after successfully passing just four subjects. Keep studying and you’ll progress through the Intermediate levels to the final, Advanced Level.

This programme is ideal if you are:

  • Keen to gain skills and knowledge that are useful in any business
  • Aiming to be employed in a finance department
  • Assisting with the finances of a growing company
  • Thinking of opening your own bookkeeping practice one day
  • Known to have a good head for numbers

Go even further!

If you’re keen to go even further, you can choose to do the following:

  1. Become a certified accountant by taking some additional courses through the ACCA.
  2. Switch from financial accounting to management accounting through CIMA.
  3. Become a tax practitioner through SAIT – if you hold the ICB’s Accounting Programme NQF Level 5 qualification.
  4. Become a chartered secretary through CSSA.
  5. Increase your professional profile and network by joining a body like the ICBA, IAB, IAAP or SAIBA.

There are 4 levels in this study programme. You'll complete the ICB Financial Accounting: Foundation Level (and get the National Certificate: Bookkeeping) after successfully passing just 4 subjects. Keep studying and you'll progress through the Intermediate Levels to the final Advanced Level.

For more details, please see the Unit Content on the Course Content tab above or contact us.

 

FOUNDATION LEVEL

National Certificate: Bookkeeping

(NQF L3 - SAQA ID 58375) 

 Entry requirements:

  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.

Subjects:

1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance 
2. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns 
3. Computerised Bookkeeping 
4. Business Literacy

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Junior Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Reconciliation Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

What you'll be able to do:

Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping

(NQF L4 - SAQA ID 58376)

 Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-4) – i.e. hold the National Certificate: Bookkeeping.

Subjects:

5. Financial Statements
6. Cost and Management Accounting

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Senior Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Financlal Services Officer, Credit Controller, Business Analyst.

What you'll be able to do:

Monthly bookkeeping; asset disposal; year-end adjustments; International Financial Reporting Standards for SMMEs; branch accounts; incomplete records; analysis of financial statements; understand cash flow; basic cost and management accounts; prepare manufacturing accounts; costing and budgeting.

 

UPPER INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

(NQF L5 - SAQA ID 36213)

 Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-6) – i.e. hold the Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping.

Subjects:

7. Income Tax Returns
8. Business Law and Accounting Control

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Technical Financial Accountant, Financial Manager, Financial Services Manager, Accounting Technician, Tax Technician

What you'll be able to do:

Complete a full set of accounts for a financial year; support management in finance and accounting; become a SAIT tax practitioner (once you meet their requirements); know the ins and outs of accounting, taxation (individuals and companies), auditing and business law.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL

National Diploma: Financial Accounting

(NQF L6 - SAQA ID 20366)

 Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-8) – i.e. hold the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5, or equivalent.

Subjects:

9. Corporate Strategy
10. Management Accounting Control Systems
11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
12. Accounting Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Financial Accounting)

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Financial Accountant, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria), Tax Practitioner, Tax Consultant, Management Accountant, Assistant Manager.

What you'll be able to do:

Compile annual financial statements; register with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer (once you meet their requirements); work with Chartered Accountants and Auditors; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and International Financial Reporting Standards.

 

 

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