Financial Accounting Courses

Do you love routines, problem-solving and solid data? Want to gain the best bookkeeping and accounting skills? Our Financial Accounting Courses will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in the accounting field. Take a step in the right direction by registering with us today!

We Offer the Following ICB Financial Accounting Courses:

ICB Financial Accounting Courses

ICB National Certified Junior Bookkeeper

A 16 Month Course that teaches you all the fundamentals of becoming a great Junior bookkeeper and to work in a professional environment.

ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

An Advance Accounting Course that focuses on the more Technical Parts of Financial Accounting like Tax Returns and Business Law. A great Diploma Course for any accounting student.

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Already a Junior level Bookkeeper? This Course is    great for the individual that wants to take their knowledge to the next level.

ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

Our Most Advance Accredited Financial Accounting Diploma Course that stretches over a 36 month period. This Course is a combination of all other Financial Courses.

What is Meant by Financial Accounting?

Financial Accounting is a skilled branch of accounting that keeps track of a company’s financial transactions. By using standard guidelines, these transactions are recorded, summarised and presented in a financial report or statement such as an income statement or balance sheet. 

It’s important to note that the purpose of Financial Accounting is not to report the value of a company. Rather, its aim is to provide enough information for others to assess the value of a company for themselves. 

Financial Accounting


What Does a Financial Accountant do? 

As a financial accountant, you will be responsible for drawing up financial statements and providing information that can be used by external stakeholders such as investors and creditors. The information you provide must be valid and easy to understand. 

Your duties will include some of the following: 

  • Maintaining financial records 
  • Assisting with tax filings 
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements 
  • Collecting, analysing and reporting financial data 
  • Assisting with budgeting and auditing tasks 

Other Financial Accounting Careers 

Besides being a financial accountant, there are other career options available in the Financial Accounting field. 

Financial Analyst 

A financial analyst looks at the performance of investments, provides reports that track financial trends and advise senior managers on investment decisions. 


A controller oversees all accounting functions, makes sure that tax requirements are met and sets up accounting systems. 

Financial Manager 

Financial managers advise senior managers and clients on financial goals and decisions. They also manage projects and functions of a team of accountants and assistants. 

How do I Know if a Career in Accounting is Right for me? 

The accounting field has often been considered as being limited to banks and financial institutions. But in reality, this career path offers a range of opportunities across many sectors. 

Other benefits this career choice offers includes: 

  • Job security 
  • Room for growth 
  • Flexibility 
  • Good salary 

If these benefits sound good to you, why not sign up for our Financial Accounting Courses? 

What Financial Accounting Courses are There? 

Skills Academy offers a range of ICB Financial Accounting Courses through distance-learning. Once you complete these accredited courses, you will be qualified to apply for a range of jobs in the financial accounting field. 

All you need to start this programme is grade 10. No previous accounting skills are needed. All our courses are offered in English, so you need to have an understanding of the language. 


You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). This will consist of formative activities and evaluations (assignments), as well as one summative assessment (final exam). 

What Will I Learn? 

You will learn how to communicate well with others, work with financial statements and get an introduction to bookkeeping, payroll and tax returns, as well as computers. 

Why Choose Skills Academy? 

At Skills Academy, we believe that everyone has a right to study. We offer a wide range of courses through distance-learning, including ones that you can study without matric. Our dedicated student support team is always available to help. If you are unhappy with the service, you can get a full refund after 30 days of registering. Take advantage of these benefits and more! 

Interested in a career in this field? Sign up for our Financial Accounting Courses today! 

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Public Sector Accounting 

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Last Updated: December 5, 2019 

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