Bookkeeping is a profession in which qualification matters a lot. Bookkeeping certification is thus greatly advantageous for each and every person who wants to go into this field of work.
In South Africa, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offers accredited bookkeeping courses through institutes such as The Learning Group. ICB bookkeeping courses give you the opportunity to earn nationally and internationally recognised bookkeeping qualifications.
Why is it necessary to take a certified course?
Certification acts as assurance for employers when hiring their bookkeepers. Being certified means that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to work in this profession and to produce high-quality work. The ICB’s purpose is to elevate and maintain the quality of bookkeeping in South Africa and to ensure that we can offer internationally competitive financial services. ICB certification is consequently something an employer will take into account when hiring a new bookkeeper.
Certified bookkeeping training will give you an immense advantage above those without certification. While certification is not absolutely necessary, it will make a difference in your future career.
What kind of jobs can I get as an ICB certified bookkeeper?
As an ICB certified bookkeeper, you will qualify for a number of bookkeeping jobs out there. There are also specialised courses for specific bookkeeping roles. Some of these roles include:
- Small Business Financial Manager
- Office Administrator
- Accounting Officer
You can also specialise in fields such as:
- Corporate strategy
- Income tax returns
- Business law and accounting control
- Financial reporting
- Financial management
And don’t forget that the ICB also offers certified accounting courses! These will prepare you for work in financial accounting and related fields.
ICB certification is also recognised internationally by a number of authoritative bodies. Getting an ICB qualification thus means that you could be certified to work overseas as well!
At The Learning Group, we offer our courses through distance learning. Distance learning means getting trained and qualified from home while studying through correspondence.
The Learning Group thus allows you to become a certified bookkeeper from anywhere in South Africa, without ever having to sit in a classroom!
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