Financial Accounting Certification course - Aldes Training Academy ,

ICB Advanced Level

The ICB Advanced Level programme is the final stage in the ICB Financial Accounting Certificate course. Four advanced subjects are prescribed. Successful candidates will graduate with the confidence, ability and skills needed for accounting officer,  financial accounting or assistant management positions within commerce and industry. Being able to compile annual financial statements and work with Charted Accountants and Auditors. Successful completion of this course will award you with a National Diploma in Financial Accounting.

Can be completed in 12 Months

Cost: R 11 000

Recommended for: Financial Accountant, Accounting Officer, Tax Practitioner, Tax Consultant, Management Accountant, Assistant Manager

Course type

Here are some quick facts about the course.

  • Course duration: Each subject or learning are within the National Diploma can be completed in Three (3) Months
  • Type of course: Distance learning / correspondence
  • Assessment: Formative assessments / assignment and a summative assessment / examination conducted by the ICB, and a dissertation for the Accounting Theory and Practice learning area
  • Accreditation: ICB as a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET
  • Qualification awarded: ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF L6, SAQA ID 20336)

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • Hold a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: Upper Intermediate Level learning areas
  • Students have to register separately with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as well as with Aldes Training Academy
  • Aldes Training Academy assists all students with their ICB registrations, at no extra charge
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • Kindly contact us directly should any questions remain
  • Please download and read the The 2017 ICB Prospectus file for further information

Course Objectives

These overall course objectives will give you an idea about what to expect from the course. It is possible that they will help you see that this course is not the right one for you. In this case you are sure to find something more suitable amongst our wide range of courses – just keep searching until you find that perfect course


What you will learn

This programme is the fourth stage or designation in the ICB Financial Accounting Certification Path. The programme includes a study of financial reporting and regulatory frameworks, research theory and practice, corporate strategy and management accounting.
Once qualified the successful student can become a member through the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA) and perform the functions of an Accounting Officer.

Course contents

The following subjects are required for the National Diploma: Financial Accounting

Additional information

  • Hold a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: Upper Intermediate Level learning areas
  • Students have to register separately with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as well as with Aldes Training Academy
  • Aldes Training Academy assists all students with their ICB registrations, at no extra charge
  • Please download and read the course payment and ICB registration details file for further information
  • Kindly contact us directly should any questions remain
  • Please download and read the The 2017 ICB Prospectus file for further information

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