Taking an ICB bookkeeping course will allow you to practice as a certified bookkeeper, both in South Africa and overseas.
What is the ICB?
The ICB is the Institute for Certified Bookkeepers. Their purpose is to “improve and maintain the quality, credibility and reputation of bookkeeping, accounting, office administration and financial management training and qualifications in Southern Africa”.
ICB courses act as certification for professional bookkeepers in South Africa, and are even recognised internationally. These accredited bookkeeping and accounting courses are offered by the ICB through educational institutes such as The Learning Group.
What ICB courses can I take?
Students who want to study an accredited course without obtaining a matric certificate might consider the accredited ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses. You must have completed grade 10 to register in the first course in the program, Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate. You will then move on to the Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate course and Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma course, which is the final course in the programme.
The ICB offers general bookkeeping courses as well as courses geared towards specific bookkeeping skills:
- ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Computerised Bookkeeping
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Business Literacy
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
- ICB Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping – Cost and Management Accounting
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping – Financial Statements
Office Administration Courses
Office administrators are responsible for managing office accounts and admin duties. Their duties can include: cost accounts management, marketing management, office communication and more.
Matric College is an accredited ICB course provider. Distance learning allows you to study ICB Office Administration online. Matric College provides you with the most up-to-date syllabus, from registration to writing your ICB exams online. They provide National Certificate, Higher Certificate, and Diploma Level Office Administration Courses.
Take a look at the different ICB courses we have to offer in this bookkeeping subcategory:
- ICB National Certificate: Junior Office Administrator
- ICB National Certificate: Senior Office Administrator
- ICB Diploma Office Administration (Certified Office Manager)
A great course of study, when opting for accredited ICB Courses, are the Business management courses. You start the course series with the ICB Business Management National Certificate Course, progress to ICB Business Management Higher Certificate and then the ICB Business Management Diploma Course. These courses will provide you with qualifications in what is considered a Scarce Skill, making you a more desirable candidate when it comes to being hired by companies.
Technical Financial Accounting Courses
The ICB also offers accounting courses. Technical financial accountants are responsible for the technical aspects of finance management. These include: handling taxation and tax calculation, contract law, insolvency law and computerised accounting.
The Learning Group offers the following ICB courses in technical financial accounting:
- ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
- ICB Short Course: Technical Financial Accountant – Business Law and Accounting Control
- ICB Short Course: Technical Financial Accounting – Income Tax Returns
Certified Financial Accounting Courses
A certified financial accountant takes care of numerous accounting duties. He or she can also work as an accounting officer or as an auditor liaison.
Financial accountants have in-depth knowledge of corporate strategy, financial reporting, regulatory frameworks, accounting software and more. Take a look at the courses you can take in this direction:
- ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting
- ICB Short Course: Corporate Strategy
- ICB Short Course: Accounting Theory and Practice
- ICB Short Course: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
- ICB Short Course: Management and Accounting Control Systems
If you want to find out which ICB course in bookkeeping or accounting will suit you best, you can speak to one of our helpful Student Registrars by clicking on the button below:
Where can I study an ICB course?
The Institute for Certified Bookkeepers offers their courses through accredited training providers. These can be campus-based colleges or distance learning colleges, such as The Learning Group.
UNISA also offers what is called a Computerised ICB Bookkeeping course. This allows you to do any of the ICB Bookkeeping courses via distance learning.
At The Learning Group, we offer FASSET-accredited ICB courses in bookkeeping and accounting via distance learning. What distance learning means is that you can take your certified bookkeeping course from anywhere in South Africa, while studying from home!
Distance learning also allows you to complete your studies in your own time, in your spare-time, or even part-time. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get qualified and to start your accounting or bookkeeping career.