ICB Public Accounting Administration

This course forms part of the Foundation Level in the ICB Public Sector Accounting Programme. This course and the remainder of the Foundation Level is aimed at producing public accounts administrators who are deemed to be proficient in the execution of the monthly bookkeeping function in the public sector. This course will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be successful accounts administrators in the public sector. It will also allow students opportunities to grow, develop and transform poor financial management practices in the public sector. Finally by completing this course SACOB and the ICB will provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled and ethical staff, who add value and contribute to the efficiency and productivity of the South African government.

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Description

This subject forms part of the Foundation Level in the ICB Public Sector Accounting Programme. This subject and the remainder of the Foundation Level is aimed at producing public accounts administrators who are deemed to be proficient in the execution of the monthly bookkeeping function in the public sector. This subject will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be successful accounts administrators in the public sector. It will also allow students opportunities to grow, develop and transform poor financial management practices in the public sector. Finally by completing this course SACOB and the ICB will provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled and ethical staff, who add value and contribute to the efficiency and productivity of the South African government.

Accreditation

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

Qualification

SACOB Certificate of Completion.

This subject forms part of a national qualification. On completion of this subject and the remainder of the subjects in this level you will receive a national certificate.

Requirements

Grade 11 (Std 9) 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

Introduction to income tax
Payroll administration
Employees? tax
Accounting for payroll
Completing tax returns
The structure of the South African public sector
The role of the financial management system in the public sector
Revenue as a key aspect of public financial management
Expenditure as a key aspect of public financial management
The legislative framework governing financial management in the public sector
Ethics in the South African public sector
Introduction to supply chain management
Introduction to cash management
Introduction to credit management

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 plans
Quizzes
Assessment downloads and uploads
SACOB Student Forum

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

You can continue your studies with SACOB and ICB and complete more subjects that make up this qualification.

Downloads

2018 ICB Curriculum Statements