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Senior Bookkeeper

12 Months Accredited Programme

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 58376 , NQF L4 with 130 Credits

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Programme Introduction

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a professional institute operating within the financial sector, which is one of the largest sectors in the South African economy. There is a significant demand for qualified professionals in this sector, and this scarcity of skills is not unique to finance; it is prevalent across all industries in the economy.


This qualification has been designed to encompass a broad array of essential skills in the field of Accounting, making it applicable to various accounting roles across diverse organizations. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for undertaking accounting responsibilities in small organizations and offering assistance to Accountants and Financial Managers in medium and large organizations. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the ability to conduct monthly and annual bookkeeping, account for asset disposals, carry out year-end adjustments, analyse financial statements, comprehend cash flow, compile basic management accounts, and possess a functional understanding of cost accounting, financial management, and business ethics.

Entry Requirements:

  • You must be 16 years and above.

  • A recognized qualification from an education institution or

  • Completion of Grade 11 (Standard 9) or its equivalent

  • Demonstrated competence in the learning areas (1-4) outlined in the Certified Junior Bookkeeper qualification.

Type of qualification

  • Full-time/part-time

  •  Accredited by FASSET

  •   Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) / Agent Qualification SAQA Accredited

Procedure for enrolment

Complete an online application form at or contact us for ICB registration form. Complete a separate registration form.

Programme Objectives

  • Participants in the program have the opportunity to request registration with the ICB for the Certified Senior Bookkeeper designation (CSBICB) in South Africa.

  • The program falls within the purview of FASSET.

  • Graduates who successfully complete the program can pursue further studies leading to the NQF Level 5 Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting and the NQF Level 6 National Diploma in Financial Accounting.

Who should attend?

  • Accounting Clerks

  • Tax Technicians/Administrators

  • Cost and Management Clerks

  • Debtors and Creditors Clerks

  • Junior Bookkeepers

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Financial Management

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.

Subjects covered

Financial Statements

Offers expertise in handling the disposal of depreciable assets, making year-end adjustments, and preparing and analysing financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations, and companies. It encompasses an in-depth examination of cash flow statements.


Cost and Management Accounting

Overview of accounting for a manufacturing business, including break-even analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, standard costing, financial management, and considerations of business ethics.

Examination Sessions

Evaluation sessions involve the assessment of learners using Portfolios of Evidence (PoE), and they have the flexibility to select from a range of available assessment dates throughout the year.

Assessment/Certification/Awarding Body

Learners must complete module assessments and submit PoE projects. The ICB serves as the Certification body for the National Certification in Bookkeeping Qualification.

Career Progression

Upon the successful conclusion of this program, participants have the opportunity to advance to the ICB Certified Senior Bookkeeper designation. They are entitled to use the credential “Certified Senior Bookkeeper CSBIcb (SA)” after their name.

Additional Costs

Each year, individuals returning for further education are required to submit a yearly membership subscription payment of R470.00 (based on 2024 pricing). Those desiring to utilize the ICB designation CSBIcb(SA) must enrol as ICB members and fulfil the associated fee.

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