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ICB Financial Accounting

Whether you are just getting started or are already a working professional, our courses have been designed to give you the practical skills and accreditation to further develop your career at your own pace.
When studying an ICB course you can rest assured that you will be studying the most credible and reputable bookkeeping, accounting, office administration and financial management qualifications in Southern Africa. 
So whether you want to become a Certified Bookkeeper and run your own business or become a Certified Financial Accountant - our range of ICB courses will give you the right skills and accreditation to advance your accounting career.


The ICB Financial Programme is split into 4 levels.

You can start your studies at the Foundation Level or apply for exemptions directly with the ICB to start further down the programme. ICB qualifications are modular, which means you can build on them as your career progresses. You'll receive a qualification (and certificate) after each level you complete. 

How many and which subjects you do at a time is up to you. We do however recommend that you do not attempt to complete more than 2 subjects at a time. Also try to follow the order of subjects as indicated below, as some subects serve as prior knowledge for others. 

Foundation Level (National Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 3, SAQA ID 58375)

- Business Literacy
- Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
- Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
- Computerised Bookkeeping

Intermediate Level (Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping - NQF 4, SAQA ID 58376)

- Cost and Management Accounting
- Financial Statements

Upper Intermediate Level (National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting - NQF 5, SAQA ID 36213)

- Income Tax Returns
- Business Law and Accounting Control

Advanced Level (National Diploma: Financial Accounting - NQF 6, SAQA ID 20366)

- Corporate Strategy
- Management Accounting Control Systems
- Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
- Research Theory and Practice*

*By dissertation

Note: The ICB updates its course structure and content every year to keep it relevant. It is important that you complete each subject you book for for within the applicable exam cycle. Refer to the 'Exams' tab for more detail.

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