ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

Course Information:

College: Skills Academy
Course: National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting
School: Business School
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: National Diploma
and a Programme Completion Certificate
Award Issued by: FASSET will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.
Accredited by QCTO
SAQA ID 20366
NQF Level L6
Course Duration: 36 months
Entrance Criteria:

Successful completion of the ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting


Be a qualified Certified Technical Financial Accountant


Why should I study Certified Financial Accounting?

A Certified Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for, among 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 National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting, students will have to complete all the following subjects:
The subjects from National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)

  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  3. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  4. Computerised Bookkeeping
  5. Business Literacy 

The subjects from the FET Certificate Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

      6. Financial Statements 
      7. Cost and Management Accounting


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

     8. Income Tax Returns 
     9. Business Law and Accounting Control


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

    10. Corporate Strategy
    11. Management Accounting Control Systems
    12. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
    13. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; Topic: Financial Accounting)


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?

36 months


What certificate will I get?

You will be awarded a National Diploma: with Certified Financial Accounting from FASSET. You will be awarded Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB. As Skills Academy 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. Below is an example of what your ICB certificate will look like.

Certified Financial Accounting

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.


Last Updated: December 5, 2017



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