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Accounting Certified Programme (ACP):

The ACP's 12 learning areas (subjects) let you qualify at successive levels of bookkeeping and accounting as you progress. Complete the first four subjects to become a Certified Junior Bookkeeper and then work your way up through other levels to the ultimate qualification of Certified Financial Accountant.

You should consider this qualification if you are:

  • running a small business
  • juggling the finances of a growing company
  • considering starting a business of your own someday
  • known to have a good head for numbers
  • aiming to be employed in a finance department
  • thinking of opening your own bookkeeping practice one day

 

ACP
ACCOUNTING
CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME
CERTIFIED
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

CFAlcb(SA)
National Diploma:
Financial Accounting NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 20366)
CERTIFIED TECHNICAL
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

CTFAIcb(SA)
National Diploma:)
Technical Financial Accounting
NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 36213)
CERTIFIED
SENIOR BOOKKEEPER

CSBIcb(SA)
Further Education and Training Certificate:
Bookkeeping NQF L4 (SAQA ID: 58376)
CERTIFIED
JUNIOR BOOKKEEPER

CJBIcb(SA)
National Certificate:
Bookkeeping NQF L3 (SAQA ID: 58375)
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LEARNING
AREAS/SUBJECTS
  • Accounting Theory
    and Practice*
    *By dissertation
  • Financial Reporting and
    Regulatory Frameworks
  • Management Accounting
    Control Systems
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Law and
    Accounting Control
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Cost and Management
    Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Computerised
    Bookkeeping
  • Payroll and Monthly
    SARS Returns
  • Bookkeeping to
    Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
PRE
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-8) – or be a qualified Certified Technical Financial Accountant.
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 - or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-6) – or be a qualified Certified Senior Bookkeeper.
  • Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent - with accounting as a subject.
  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-4) – or be a qualied Certied Junior Bookkeeper.
  • Grade 11 (Std 9) or equivalent.
  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
WHAT YOU’LL
BE ABLE TO DO
Financial Accountant, apply to SAIBA to become an Accounting Officer. Compile annual financial statements; sign o same for close corporations (if you are registered with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer); work closely with a Chartered Certified Accountant and Registered Auditor; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and regulatory frameworks.
Accounting Technician, Certified Tax Technician. Operate with management in an accounting environment; become a SAIT-recognised tax practitioner; know the ins and outs of accounting, taxation, auditing and business law; understand how tax works for individuals and companies.
Junior Accountant, Assistant Accountant. Perform all monthly and annual bookkeeping; asset disposal; year-end adjustments; analysis of financial statements; understand cash flow; complete basic management accounts; working knowledge of cost accounting, financial management and business ethics.
Accounts Clerk, Debtors Clerk, Creditors Clerk, Payroll Clerk. Complete monthly bookkeeping to trial balance; reconcile supplier statements, inventory systems and bank statements; calculate PAYE / SDL / UIF remuneration; monthly EMP201 returns and EMP deductions; annual EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

Office Management Certification Programme(OMCP):

As you work your way through the OMCP's 12 learning area (subjects), you'll move up from Certified Junior Office Administratorto Certified Office Manager. This is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.

You should consider this qualification if you are:

  • looking to land your first job
  • wanting skills that make you employable in any kind of business
  • ambitious and want to be top of the list for promotions
  • keen to move up into management
  • eager to learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping, human resources and public relations

 

OMCP
OFFICE
MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME
CERTIFIED
OFFICE MANAGER

COMlcb(SA)
Diploma: Office Administration
NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 35958)
CERTIFIED SENIOR
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
CSOAlcb(SA)
Higher Certificate: Office Administration
NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23619)
CERTIFIED JUNIOR
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
CJOAIcb(SA)
Certificate: Office Administration
NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)
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LEARNING
AREAS/SUBJECTS
  • Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business and Office
    Administration 3
  • Economics
    Human Resources
  • Management and Labour
    Relations
  • Business and Office
    Administration 2
  • Cost and Management
    Accounting
  • Business Law and
    Administrative Practice
  • Marketing Management
    and Public Relations
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business and Office admin
  • Office Communication
PRE
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration, which consists of the previous 9 learning areas.
  • Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5, which consists of the previous 6 learning areas.
  • Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent – and you must be at least 16 years of age.
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.
WHAT YOU’LL
BE ABLE TO DO
Senior Office Manager, Public Relations Officer. Use your advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and oce administration techniques.
Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resources Administrator, Labour Relations Administrator. Use your understanding of office management techniques and your thorough knowledge of human resources, labour relations and economics.
Receptionist, Office Assistant, Office Administrator, Public Relations Officer, Marketing Administrator. Understand business communication; basic bookkeeping up to trial balance; use your basic knowledge of cost and management accounting and computing; show prociency in basic marketing and public relations, business law and administrative practice.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (FMECP)

The FMECP encompasses three learning areas (subjects) that lead you to becoming a Certified Small Business Financial Manager. Maybe you've started a business already, or are planning to soon, to contribute to the economy and create jobs. Or perhaps your partner runs a business and you'd like to support him or her in it. If you have entrepreneurial plans but need financial knowledge, the ICB's Financial Management for Entrepreneurs programme is perfect for you. Because when it comes down to it, your business is all about the bottom line.

You should consider this qualification if you are:

  • a small business owner or opening a small business
  • determined to help a small business grow and increase profits
  • driven to run your company's operations economically
  • driven to run your company's operations economically
  • looking to understand how finances influence a small business's success
  • keen to improve your small business's chances of securing loans and finance
FMECP
FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT FOR
ENTREPRENEURS
CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME
CERTIFIED SMALL
BUSINESS FINANCIAL
MANAGER
CSBFMIcb(SA)
National Certificate: Small Business Financial
Management NQF L4 (SAQA ID 48736)
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LEARNING
AREAS/SUBJECTS
  • Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business and Office
    Administration 3
PRE
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF L3 or an equivalent.
WHAT YOU’LL
BE ABLE TO DO
Manage the finances of a small or medium-sized business, using your basic skills in accounting, reporting, finance and costing. Read and understand business financial documentation so that you can ask your bookkeeper the right questions to keep your business on track. Assistant Financial Manager; any managerial role requiring basic financial skills.

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