Accounting Courses

Do you love working with numbers? If so, a career in accounting might be perfect for you. This is the first step to learn about what Accounting Courses can do for your livelihood.

Financial Accounting

Junior Bookkeeper Course: ICB National Certificate

The ICB National Certified Junior Bookkeeper course is, without a doubt, the course you should study. You can find all the information you need about this course right here.

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Certified Senior Bookkeeping: ICB Certificate

The ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper) is for you! It will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting and more.

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Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

An Advance Accounting Course that focuses on the more Technical Parts of Financial Accounting like Tax Returns and Business Law. Sign up today to find out more!

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Public Sector Accounting

ICB National Certificate Public Sector Accounting

The ICB National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting will help to equip you with the following skills and knowledge to become a professional in your field.

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ICB Diploma Public Sector Accounting

The ICB Diploma Public Sector Accounting course, is a more advanced than the certificate course. It equips you with even more skills and knowledge to use in your future career.

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ICB National Diploma Financial Accounting

ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting course is the most advanced public sector accounting course that the ICB has to offer. It is a nationally recognised.

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CIMA Courses

CIMA Strategic Level Course

After passing your exams and submitting your practical experience requirements, you can be an Associate Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

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CIMA Managerial Level Course

The management level is out of four subjects consisting out of 3 exams and 1 Integrated Case Study. Students who complete the Managerial level are awarded the Advanced Diploma.

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CIMA Operational Certificate Course

Want to learn skills that will teach you skills needed to be an accounting professional? Our CIMA Operational Certificate Course will teach you just that. Study with us.

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Some people find that they are more at ease when they know where their every cent is going. So they make spreadsheets of their monthly expenses, expected income, etc. That is called bookkeeping. It’s what Accounting Courses are essentially about. If these sound like you, then you’ve come to the right place.

Why Should You Study Accounting Courses?

So, you enjoy making a budget, keeping track of expenses and income streams? You may wonder if that reason is enough to study Accounting Courses. But,if you are good at something, why do it for free? Let’s look at more reasons why you should study accounting courses:

Job Security

Nowadays, people’s jobs are threatened by the advancement of technology. However, studying a course in the accounting field will ensure that you never have to worry about being out of a job. There’s always going to be a need for finance professionals. And, our courses also teach you about financial computer systems to keep up with the times!


Another thing that our courses offer you is flexibility. What this means is that you will have such a wide range of choices to choose from career-wise. You will have an option of what industry to work in as well as being your own boss and setting your own hours.

Limitless Employment Opportunities

Your employment is not dependent on just being employed by corporations. You can start your own business. Want to travel around the world and still have a job wherever you go? Our ICB and CIMA accounting courses will allow you to work abroad!

Handsome Salary

Not only does studying accounting courses open you up to a world of limitless possibilities, you’ll also earn handsomely. Accountancy is one of the top highest paying industry in South Africa right now! So, you’re sure to be a top baller as you advance in your career.

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Our Different Types of Accounting Courses

We offer three different types of accounting courses. Each of these types of courses have their own entry requirements and different kinds of courses. You can choose one that works best for you. Below are the courses we offer:

Financial Accounting 

Financial accounting is divided into four ICB courses. The last two are national diplomas. 

Public Sector Accounting

This type of accounting is the kind you go for when you want to work in the government sector. You will be responsible for checking and managing government sector finance. It is made of three courses namely:


CIMA courses focus mainly on managerial accounting. If you want to be on the management side of accounting, this course is for you. Your qualification will also be recognised globally. The three courses we offer are:

Skills You Will Learn With Our Accounting Courses

To be good in this industry, you need to have some skills that will help you standout in your role. Studying our Accounting courses will equip you with these skills to prepare you in your pursuit. You can even go ahead and list these skills in your CV! You earned them.

Critical Thinking

Working with money needs you to be very critical and strategic in your thinking. This is very important because when the books do not balance, that may lead to major legal issues. The business might even close down due to loss of money. So, having this skill will help you see problems before they even arise and help you sort them out. 

Time Management

With accounting, there are a lot of time sensitive cases. When it’s time for audits, all the information needs to be produced in a timely manner. Also, the saying, “ Time is money” rings very true with accounting. You cannot afford to waste any time or you may lose money. This is why our accounting courses take time to teach you about time management.

Leadership Skills

Being in management requires you to have some excellent management skills. Your leadership skills will help you in your role of retaining clients. These leadership skills will also teach you how to take initiative. 

Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is one of the single most important skills to have in accounting. Everything you do revolves around paying attention to everything. Every cent spent, received, what will be spent in future. And by cent we mean it in the literal way. Don’t worry if you don’t fare well in this department, our courses will teach you every trick in the book.

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements are different for each of these courses: 

  • Public Sector Accounting and Financial Accounting – You only need to have Grade 10.
  • CIMA courses – There are no special entry requirements. You just need to have a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. This is because all of our courses are provided in English.

Is This The Right Course For You?

Now, one last big question is whether or not these courses are the right fit for you. Do you work better with routines and irrefutable data? Remember, numbers don’t lie and that’s why so many people love crunching them! Then this course is definitely for you. It is for the calculated risk takers, people who love using numbers to predict the future. 

Career Options

Career options available to you are endless. And the great thing about it is that you are not only limited in choosing a type of job. You can also choose the industry you want to be in. Film industry, commercial, engineering, education, you name it. We’ll give you a list of some of your career options but it is by no means exhaustive:

Crunch Numbers With Skills Academy Today! 

It’s time to meet your future! Speak to one of our student advisors to enrol for our accounting courses now by:

  • Completing our online contact form or
  • Calling us on our toll-free number at 0800 39 0027

Last Updated: August 05, 2020

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