ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

Want to be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant someday? The ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting is the course for you! It will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research.

Technical Financial Accounting Course Information:

College: Skills Academy
Course: National Diploma: Technical 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 36213
NQF Level L5
Course Duration: 24 months
Entrance Criteria:

Successful completion of the FET Certificate in Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)


Be a qualified Certified Senior Bookkeeper

Why Should You Study Technical Financial Accounting?

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

  • Ability to operate with management in an accounting environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, personal and business taxation, business law and accounting control.
  • Thorough knowledge of personal and business taxation and of the Income Tax Act.
  • The calculation of taxable income for both individuals and businesses.
  • The skills for the completion of income tax returns.
  • The ability to provide advice to clients and to be current on South African income tax calculation and collection.
  • Working knowledge of business law and accounting control (the audit function).
  • Contact Law, Insurance Law, Insolvency Law.
  • Internal and Computer Auditing.
  • Completing monthly and annual SARS returns on behalf of a client.

Technical Financial Accountant

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

Technical Financial Accounting

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.

Technical Financial Accounting

You will be awarded a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting from FASSET. You will be awarded a 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.


Technical Financial Accounting

Technical Financial Accounting

Skills Academy – ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

Choose Your ICB Study Materials

You get two options of study material to choose from which includes: Standard and PRO.

Standard Material

The Standard Study Material pack has been developed by Skills Academy around the Textbook from the official ICB publishers.

This study pack includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • Skills Academy Study and workbook guide
  • Skills Academy Solution guide
  • Assessment guide
  • Exam trial paper

PRO Material

If you need more help with your studies, try the PRO study material pack. It has more study materials to assist you. All the study materials and videos in the PRO option are directly from the Official ICB publishers.

The PRO study materials include:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • ICB study guide
  • Skills Academy assessment guide
  • USB with *videos to boost studying
  • Two trial exam papers on the USB

*The videos on the USB is another way to help you with your studies. Before you write your exam, use the videos to test your knowledge. The video assumes that you have already studied the material.

When Can You 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.


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