ICB Computerised Bookkeeping

This course forms part of the Foundation Level of both the ICB Financial Accounting and the ICB Public Sector Accounting programmes. It introduces students to the computer, windows, email and internet as well as a study of Microsoft Office as an accounting tool. Being able to keep the books of a business on a computerised accounting software package is essential for any bookkeeper. The course also includes an in depth study of dedicated computerised accounting using industry leading software packages.

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Description

This subject forms part of the Foundation Level of both the ICB Financial Accounting and the ICB Public Sector Accounting programmes. It introduces students to the computer, windows, email and internet as well as a study of Microsoft Office as an accounting tool. Being able to keep the books of a business on a computerised accounting software package is essential for any bookkeeper. The course also includes an in depth study of dedicated computerised accounting using industry leading software packages.

Accreditation

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO.

Qualification

This is a subject that forms part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this subject and the remainders of the level you will receive a national certificate.

Requirements

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent
No prior accounting knowledge needed.
You must be at least 16 years of age.

Duration

This subject can be completed in 3 months.

Subjects

• Basic PC concepts
• Working with MS Windows and MS Windows Vista
• Working with the Internet and Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook
• Working with Microsoft Word
• Working with Microsoft Excel
• Working with Microsoft PowerPoint
• Installation and registration
• Pastel language
• Creating and setting up a company
• Create and maintain general ledger accounts
• Create and maintain supplier accounts
• Create and maintain customer accounts
• Create and maintain inventory items
• Take on balances and journals
• Supplier processing
• Customer processing
• Cash book, petty cash and journal
• Month end procedures
• Year end procedures

Packages

Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

• Textbooks
• Study guides
• Workbooks - Not for all subjects
• Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Online Classroom

The Full Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

• Video Kit
• Study maps
• Study plans
• Lecturer/Concept videos
• Quizzes
• Assessment downloads and uploads
• SACOB Student Forum

* Please note that the Pastel Educational Disk received with this course is ONLY compatible for Windows.

Assessment

This subject is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre. Please be sure to register for your assessment.

What's next

This is a subject that forms part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this subject and the remainders of the level you will receive a national certificate.

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2018 ICB Curriculum Statements