Accounting is such a huge field of study, with many different types of courses. The courses we offer at Skills Academy are the ICB Accounting courses.
ICB Accounting Courses
What ICB Financial Accounting Courses do we Have on Offer?
Financial Accounting is a specialised kind of accounting. A financial accountant keeps track of all the transactions made by a company. All the information is collected, recorded, and then presented as a financial report.
The financial reports are usually given to people outside the company. Usually, these people are investors, stockholders, and financial lenders. If a company’s stock is traded publicly then the reports are sent around more widely and might even be seen by people like employees, customers, and competitors.
ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)
The ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper) course gives you the basic skills you need to make a break in the industry! You can go into entry-level jobs such as junior bookkeeper, accounts clerk, and payroll clerk. You can now perform duties like the monthly bookkeeping to trial balance and work with bank statements of companies.
You will have 12 months to complete this course. The educational requirement for this course is a Grade 10 certificate, with no accounting experience needed. You will be awarded the National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper) certificate from FASSET and a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB.
ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)
The ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) can take you to the next level of your accounting career. You will be able to move up to positions such as senior bookkeeper, junior accountant, an assistant accountant. You can take on duties like the analysis of financial statements, and prepare manufacturing accounts.
You have 18 months to complete this course, keeping in mind that this includes the previous course. The educational requirement for this course is the ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper). You will be awarded the ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) from FASSET and a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB.
ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
The ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting course qualifies you to go on to higher positions such as tax technician, financial manager and technical financial accountant. You can now perform functions such as support upper management in financial management and work with income tax returns.
You will have 24 months to complete this course, also including the previous courses. The educational requirement for this course is the ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper). You will be awarded the ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting by FASSET and a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB.
ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting
The ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting course gives you a solid educational background in accounting. You can take the skills you learn here and apply for some of the most well paid and respected positions in this field. This course qualifies you to be employed in jobs such as financial accountant, management accountant, tax practitioner and tax consultant. You will be able to register as an accounting officer with the Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) and perform duties like compiling annual financial statements.
You will have 36 months to complete this course, which includes previous qualifications. The educational requirement for this course is the ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting. You will be awarded the ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting by FASSET and a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB.
ICB Public Sector Accounting Courses
Public Sector accounting is the other ICB Qualification in accounting. It is actually a method of accounting that central and local government use to manage their finances.
When you work through the programme and finish this entire course, you obtain all three qualifications. But it is possible to only the levels you want to, allowing you to start working as soon as possible. To start this programme, you need to have completed grade 11, as it is an NQF Level 4. The Public Sector Accounting course that the ICB offers is split up into three qualifications, each with different subjects:
ICB National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting
This certificate proves your skills and knowledge to start your career in accounting. This course certifies you to work with the government in any department. You will be able to complete tasks such as Administering public accounts, helping to improve the public sector Financial management and to Add value, efficiency and productivity to government departments.
This is a 16-month course. To study this course you will need to have Grade 11 or if you don’t have Grade 11, you can study the ICB Financial Accounting Programme. Once you finish the ICB Financial Accounting Programme you can be accepted into the ICB National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting course.
ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
The ICB Diploma in Public Sector Accounting takes you one step further than the certificate course. It is more advanced and you learn even more useful skills and knowledge in this course. You will be qualified to work as an accounting technician or a technical public accountant in the public sector.
The duration of this course is 24 months, which also includes the certificate above. With it you will be able to make a positive contribution to our country by making an impact in the public sector. You will add value, productivity and efficiency to government departments, and also you will be improving public sector finance management.
ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
Receiving the National Diploma in Public Sector Accounting allows more advanced job opportunities since you will be able to do more in your field of work. These skills include working as a qualified accounting technician in the public sector. You will also be able to make a positive contribution to the country by improving the financial management of the public and adding value and efficiency to government departments.
This is an advanced programme, which means you will get really high recognition for your skills and abilities. You will be able to manage and lead your own business, understand and stick to entrepreneurial ethics, prepare a business for internal or external audit and so much more.
Studying Further Through CIMA
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is another training body similar to the ICB. CIMA focuses on Management Accountancy and all the subjects that are related to this field. Certain ICB courses will allow you to not only study further with CIMA but you will also be exempt from certain exams.
If you have the National Diploma: Financial Accounting you could get as many as six exemptions while the Certificate: Office Administration will give you as many as two exemptions.
How Much Does an ICB Accounting Course Cost?
The ICB does not have a fixed amount for their courses. You will pay an annual registration fee and a fee per subject. There are also fees for your exams and assessments. Some of the fees are paid to the ICB and some to your training provider. These fees frequently change so it is a good idea to always check before you register.
How do I Sign up for These Courses?
If you are interested in registering for any of these courses, call Skills Academy toll-free on 0800 39 00 27. One of our consultants will help you to register. Start your journey towards your dream career today!
Written By: Michael Kritzinger
Last Updated: 18 April 2019