National Diploma | 2 Year | NQF 6 (280 Credits) | SAQA ID 20366

About

The National Diploma in Financial Accountant provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to become a Financial Accountant. This will aid individual development and enhance the employment prospects of the learner, as well as aiding social transformation through the formal acknowledgement of competencies, skills and knowledge.

Prepare the learner to work in the Financial Accounting field and develop a specialist accounting and management career, either within South Africa or in other countries around the world. The learner will have the necessary knowledge, skills and insights to operate at a second or third level in Financial Accounting in a large organisation or assume full responsibility for the function in a smaller organisation.

Provide the learner with a developmental experience which promotes independence and self reliance and encourages the adoption of a critical, questioning approach, analysing and challenging the truth and value of received wisdom. Provide employers and others with an adequate basis for assuring that those learners gaining the Qualification are competent to act as Financial Accountants for companies and other organisations, whether in manufacturing, commercial or service organisations, in either the public or private sectors of the South African economy.

Provide companies and other organisations, with skilled Financial Accounting staff, who are able to make a positive contribution to the development of business and society, adding value and assisting in the creation of sustainable economic growth, both for their employers and the economy of South Africa.

Centurion Academy is an approved provider for the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers), we strive to provide professional tuition using qualified lecturers, with practical, industry experience.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.
  • Basic computer skills
Career Opportunities
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Assistant Manager
Curriculum
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Retuns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control.
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Financial Accounting)
Full Time - Day Classes

Package Description

  • +/-60 face to face contact classes of 4 hours per module per week, depending on the syllabus
  • 2 Formative tests per module.
  • Final Exam
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    Suitability

  • Students must be able to attend lectures at the Centurion Academy in Centurion
  • Suitable for people that are not employed.
  • Designed for students who are fully committed to taking a larger course-load.
  • Students typically complete their ICB program quicker
  • Part Time - Evening and Weekend Classes

    Package Description

  • +/-48 hours face to face contact classes of 4 hours per module per week, depending on the syllabus
  • 2 Formative tests per module.
  • Final Exam
  •  

    Suitability

  • Students must be able to attend lectures at the Centurion Academy in Centurion
  • Part-time programs are designed for working professionals, which means you will be able to continue your full-time work while attending class.
  • Distance Learning

    Package Description

  • Academic assistance via CA Connect
  • Students need to register for exams directly with ICB
  • POE couriered directly to student by ICB
  • Students need to complete the activities and formative evaluations in the POE
  • Exams written at an approved ICB exam centre (not at the campus)
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    Suitability

  • Pre-Requisite : Students to have Internet Access
  • Suitable for students that are located far away from the Academy and are unable to visit the Academy.
  • Financial Accountant is offered at:

    Centurion, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Witbank