The best way to decide what you should study is to look at yourself. What do you enjoy doing and what comes naturally to you. Do you enjoy working with numbers and money? Do you dream of working in a financial career? If so, you should consider becoming a Financial Manager.
We Offer the Following Accredited Financial Management Courses:
What Exactly Does a Financial Manager do and why are They Important?
Financial Managers take care of the financial health of a company. Financial Managers come up with plans to help the company reach their goals, to minimise costs by analysing data and to make sure that all transactions are legal.
Other things a Financial Manager needs to do:
- keep track of the company’s finances
- manage employees in various departments
- create financial reports
- make sure that everything the company does is legal.
What do I Learn in a Financial Management Course?
There are a lot of different things that you need to learn to be a Financial Manager. You need to know how to analyse financial data, how to create financial reports, and business communication. You will also learn:
- Financial Accounting
- Cost and Management Accounting
- Computerised Financial Systems.
What Kind of Salary Does a Financial Manager Earn?
PayScale states that on average the yearly salary for a financial manager is about R491 000. This depends on your level of experience though.
Note that these numbers were correct at the time of writing.
Can I Study Financial Management Through Distance Learning if I’m too Busy to go to Classes?
Absolutely. There are a lot of different places that offer financial management courses through distance learning. Skills Academy offers N4, N5 and N6 courses which will help you receive your National Diploma. There are many other companies that have short courses and longer courses too.
What Kinds of Courses are Available?
There are short and long courses that you can do and there are many different places where you can study. Which company or place to choose depends on the course you want to do and what you want to get from it.
Where can I go to Study?
There are lots of companies all throughout South Africa where you can study. There are places in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town which you can attend. They have accredited and non-accredited courses that you can do. When you do distance learning, you are able to study from anywhere in South Africa. There are short courses but there are also longer courses for diplomas that you can also do. These include the N4 to N6 courses offered by Skills Academy.
What is the Difference Between an Accredited Course and a Non-accredited Course?
To put it simply: An accredited course gives you a recognised qualification while a non-accredited doesn’t. This doesn’t make one better, however. A non-accredited course will show your employers that you are serious and it shows that you have the skills. Non-accredited courses are also cheaper and you usually don’t need a matric certificate to register for them. Either one is a good choice. You just need to decide for yourself which one you want to do.
Last Updated: August 20, 2019