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12 Months Accredited Training

Unit Standard: 48736, NQF Level 4 with 120 Credits

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Course Introduction

The Certificate in Small Business Financial Management is specifically designed for those learners who are already, or those who wish to become, owner-managers or those who are responsible for the keeping of the financial records, of a small business.


This Qualification could be regarded as the first step in a learning pathway in financial management and accounting, which would end with Accounting and/or Financial Management Qualifications at NQF level 8. The Qualification will be of value to the learner who wishes to study further in the field of Business Planning/Development or Accounting. The knowledge and skills in the National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management: Level 4 underpin the learning at higher levels with a thorough grounding in the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills associated with the record-keeping and financial management required for operating a small business.


Entry Requirements:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

Course Objectives

  • Record business transactions, produce quotations and invoices and prepare reconciliation statements as per organisational requirements and recognised bookkeeping practice.

  • Calculate Value Added Tax and prepare returns as required by legislation.

  • Calculate gross pay, statutory deductions and prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation.

  • Prepare and interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements.

  • Calculate the cost of a product and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate the selling price of a product.

  • Calculate working capital for an organisation.

  • Prepare a business plan and a budget for a small business.

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace.

Who should attend?

  • Those who are new to financial management and who wish to acquire the essential skills and knowledge required to perform the key financial tasks involved in operating a small business.

  • Those who are already employed in record-keeping, financial management or allied roles in a small business and who wish to ensure that they have a firm foundation to perform financial management tasks.

  • Those who have performed financial management and financial record-keeping for a long time but who have no formal Qualification which acknowledges their knowledge, skills and expertise.

  • Those who were denied access to formal education and who wish to gain a Qualification in financial management related to small businesses.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

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