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Why should I study Certified Financial Accounting?

A Certified Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

  • All Financial Accountant functions,
  • The Accounting Officer functions,
  • Preparation of annual financial statements,
  • Signing off annual financial statements of close corporations,
  • Working closely with the Chartered Certified Accountant and Registered Auditor,
  • Thorough knowledge of corporate strategy, management accounting control systems, financial reporting and regulatory frameworks (particularly IFRS), and accounting theory and practice.
How will this course be structured?

In order to complete the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting, students will have to complete all the following subjects:
The subjects from National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)

  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  3. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  4. Computerised Bookkeeping
  5. Business Literacy 

AND
The subjects from the FET Certificate Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

      6. Financial Statements 
      7. Cost and Management Accounting

AND

The subjects from this qualification, the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

     8. Income Tax Returns 
     9. Business Law and Accounting Control

AND

The subjects from this qualification, the National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

    10. Corporate Strategy 
    11. Management Accounting Control Systems
    12. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks 
    13. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Financial Accounting)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise of formative activities and evaluations, as well as one summative assessment (final exam). PoE assessment comprises formative / interim assessment of activities (assignments) and evaluations (tests) that count 30% towards the total mark. A Summative Assessment (final exam) contributes to the remaining 70% of your marks. The PoE is basically a file containing all the evidence necessary for a learner to be declared competent against the relevant outcomes.
Please Note: There will be a dissertation required for the subject ‘Accounting Theory and Practice’.

How long is the course?

48 – 60 months

What certificate will I get?


You will be awarded with a National Diploma:Certified Financial Accounting from FASSET. You will be awarded with a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB. As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

When can I start?

You can start right now! Fill in the form below and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.

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