ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

Why should I study Certified Financial Accounting?

A Certified Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

  • All Financial Accountant functions,
  • The Accounting Officer functions,
  • Preparation of annual financial statements,
  • Signing off annual financial statements of close corporations,
  • Working closely with the Chartered Certified Accountant and Registered Auditor,
  • Thorough knowledge of corporate strategy, management accounting control systems, financial reporting and regulatory frameworks (particularly IFRS), and accounting theory and practice.

How will this course be structured?

In order to complete the Certified Financial Accounting National Diploma, students will have to complete all the following subjects:
The subjects from National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookeeper):

  • Business Literacy
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Accounting Theory and Practice

AND
The subjects from the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting:

  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control

AND
The subjects from this qualification, the National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Accounting Theory and Practice(Please note that there is a Dissertation required for this subject.)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise of formative activities and evaluations, as well as one summative assessment (final exam). PoE assessment comprises formative / interim assessment of activities (assignments) and evaluations (tests) that count 30% towards the total mark. A Summative Assessment (final exam) contributes to the remaining 70% of your marks. The PoE is basically a file containing all the evidence necessary for a learner to be declared competent against the relevant outcomes.
Please Note: There will be a dissertation required for the subject ‘Accounting Theory and Practice’.

How long is the course?

48 – 60 months

What certificate will I get?

You will be awarded a National Diploma:Certified Financial Accounting from FASSET. You will be awarded a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB. As Together We Pass values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

When can I start?

You can start right now! Fill in the form below and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you or call 0800 39 00 27 and we will advise you on the next steps.