Financial Accounting Certification course - Aldes Training Academy

ICB Upper Intermediate Level

The ICB Upper Intermediate Level qualification is the third stage of the ICB Financial Accounting Certificate course. Income tax, business law and accounting control are studied within the two required subjects. This allows advanced understanding of accounting concepts and principles creating opportunities for significant personal growth and further opportunity within the successful graduates career

Can be completed in 6 Months

Cost: R 6 000

Recommended for: Technical Financial Accountant, Financial Manager, Accounting Technician, Tax Technician, Financial Services 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
  • Accreditation: ICB as a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET
  • Qualification awarded: National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF L5, SAQA ID 36213)

Entrance requirements

You need the following to study this course.

  • Hold a National FET Certificate in Bookkeeping, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: 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

Course Objectives

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What you will learn

This programme is the third stage or designation in the ICB Financial Accounting Certification Programme. The Technical Financial Accountant is trained to perform the functions of an Accounting and Tax Technician.

The National Diploma programme therefore includes detailed study of income tax, capital gains tax, donations tax and estate duty, liquidation and executors accounts, business and contract law, economics, personal finance and auditing.

Course contents

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

Additional information

  • Hold a National FET Certificate in Bookkeeping, or
  • Assessed as competent in Financial Accounting: 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

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