nATIONAL dIPLOMA: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
National Diploma Financial Accounting
NQF L6 (SAQA ID 20366)
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Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-8) – i.e. hold the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5.
Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-8) – i.e. hold the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5, or equivalent.
9. Corporate Strategy (CRPS)
10. Management Accounting Control Systems (MACS)
11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Financial Accounting) (RTAP)
National Diploma Financial Accounting 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, analyzing 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. Once qualified, learners will have the necessary financial skills to engage in self-employment of an entrepreneurial nature, thereby contributing to job creation and ultimately contributing to the reduction of unemployment in South Africa.
WHAT WILL I LEARN TO DO?
Compile annual financial statements; register with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer (once you meet their requirements); work with Chartered Accountants and Auditors; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and International Financial Reporting Standards.
WHAT CAN MY JOB TITLE BE?
Financial Accountant, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria), Tax Practitioner, Tax Consultant, Management Accountant, Assistant Manager
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Once a learner successfully completed his/her studies and pay the ICB membership fee, the learner become a member of Certified Financial Accountant CFAIcba(SA)
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