Accounting – ICB

ARE YOU…

  • Aiming to be employed in a finance department?
  • Juggling the finances of a growing company?
  • Running a small business?
  • Considering starting a business of your own someday?
  • Thinking of opening your own bookkeeping practice one day?
  • Known to have a good head for numbers?

This programme’s 12 learning areas (subjects) let you qualify at successive levels of bookkeeping and accounting as you progress. Get your first qualification (National Certificate: Bookkeeping) after completing just four subjects, and then work your way up through other levels to the ultimate qualification of National Diploma: Financial Accounting.

If you are keen to go even further, you can:

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

There are four qualifications in this study programme. Each group of learning areas makes up a qualification and the previous one must be completed in order to progress to the next level.

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Junior Bookkeeper

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

Subjects / Learning areas: 
1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
2. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
3. Computerised Bookkeeping
4. Business Literacy

Duration of Course:
6 months to a 1 Year

Senior Bookkeeper

Entry Requirements:
1. Grade 11 (Std 9) or equivalent
2. Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-4) – or be a qualified Junior Bookkeeper.

Subjects / Learning areas:
1. Financial Statements
2. Cost and Management Accounting

Duration of Course:
6 months to 1 Year

Technical Financial Accountant

Entry Requirements:
1. Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent – with accounting as a subject
2. Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-6) – or be a qualified Senior Bookkeeper.

Subjects / Learning areas:
1. Income Tax Returns
2. Business Law and Accounting Control

Duration of Course:
6 months to 1 Year

Financial Accountant

Entry Requirements:
1. Successful completion of the previous learning areas – or be a qualified Technical Financial Accountant.
2. National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 – or equivalent.

Subjects / Learning areas:
1. Corporate Strategy
2. Management Accounting and Control Systems
3. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
4. Accounting Theory and Practice*
*By dissertation

Duration of Course:
6 months to 1 Year

References- 1. Pay Scale http://www.payscale.com/research/ZA/Job=Bookkeeper/Salary 2. Pay Scale http://www.payscale.com/research/ZA/Job=Accountant/Salary 3. Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees (This is not an employment offer, based on per annum employment trends)

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