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Every business needs someone balancing the books

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By Kendall Behr - Copywriter for Optimi

Suppose you want to study a qualification that’s going to teach you skills that are indispensable in any South African organisation, whether it’s a small business or a corporate one. In that case, the ICB Financial Accounting Programme is a good choice! This course will be beneficial whether you want to offer your accounting and bookkeeping knowledge in your current workplace, you’re on the path to becoming an accountant, or you’re just starting out your tertiary journey. Read on to find out why!

By enrolling for the ICB Financial Accounting Programme, you will have the opportunity to complete the following Qualifications registered on the NQF:

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF L3 (SAQA ID: 58375) Total credits: 120
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF L4 (SAQA ID: 58376) Total cumulative credits: 130
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 36213) Total cumulative credits: 251
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 20366) Total cumulative credits: 280

What is a National Diploma in financial accounting?

The National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366) is an NQF Level 6 and the final phase of your Financial Accounting Programme. National Diplomas are registered on the South Africa’s National Qualifications Framework and accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) conducts examinations for the registered Qualifications.

National Diplomas are of a high standard, and the National Diploma: Financial Accounting is no different! The outcomes of qualification focus on:

  • Transferable skills: skills you can use in any industry or workplace as a valuable employee
  • Industry-related training: fundamental skills that can be used to work in your chosen area
  • Quality learning experience: graduates and employers value nationally recognised programmes.

What is the Institute of Certified Bookkeeper (ICB)s?

Why should it matter that Optimi College’s that the Financial Management Programme is offered by ICB? ICB courses have various benefits, including being…

  • Internationally recognised: ICB has been focusing on helping students learn practical business skills in South Africa since 1931
  • Up to date: continually reviewed to ensure that current legislation and regulations are incorporations
  • Flexible: After registering with a training provider like Optimi College, students have the flexibility to decide how many subjects to do, whether to study full time or part-time, and when to schedule their final exam
  • Locally recognised: ICB qualifications are sure to meet the academic requirements for membership of locally recognised professional bodies like https://www.icb.org.za/professional-membership/

This means that if you successfully complete your ICB Financial Accounting Programme and obtain 4:

National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366) you’ll be able to join a professional body and have a high chance of being able to get your career started in South Africa, or even internationally.

What kinds of jobs can you expect to get with this qualification?

With this high-quality qualification, you can apply for positions like:

  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Reconciliation Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accountable Payable/Receivable Clerk

In almost every industry and company, qualified and skilful bookkeepers and payroll clerks will be highly sought after – with our help, you’ll slot straight into being able to offer your skills.

How to start your journey with Optimi College:

If you’re excited to get started and start studying, the process is easy. Whether you want to study full time, part-time, or through distance learning, get in touch with us. One of our educational planners will help you set up the ideal learning journey for your own situation. We offer the opportunity for students to start studying immediately, and you can fit your studies around your schedule. Get in touch to find out more!

Contact information

0861 663 663 | info@college.optimi.co.za | www.collegesa.edu.za