ICB Financial Accounting

Every business needs someone to manage their books

Want to be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant someday? Then why not study accounting? This ICB Financial Accounting course will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting, and research.

You can get your first qualification after 4 subjects!

There are 12 subjects which build on each other. You’ll complete the ICB Financial Accounting: Foundation Level of this programme (and achieve the National Certificate: Bookkeeping) after successfully passing just four subjects. This Financial Accountant Course is for anybody, keep studying and you’ll progress through the Intermediate levels to the final and most Advanced Level.

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12 months

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.

No prior accounting knowledge is needed. You must be at least 16 years old.


Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
Computerized Bookkeeping (CPBK)
Business Literacy (BUSL)

What will i learn to do?

Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculate PAYE/ UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

What can my job title be?

Junior Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Reconciliation Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk