Financial Accounting National Diploma (ICB)

Part Time

The ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting is an advanced programme for learners who have already completed the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5.

On completion of this NQF Level 6 qualification, learners will be able to compile annual financial statements; sign off annual financial statements for close corporations; work closely with a Chartered Certified Accountant and Registered Auditor; and have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and regulatory frameworks.

Entrance Requirements

National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 or equivalent

Career Opportunities

On successful completion, you will be able to gain entry into a wide variety of positions including:

  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria)
  • Tax Practitioner
  • Tax Consultant
  • Management Accountant
  • Assistant Manager
Course Outline


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting and Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Accounting Theory and Practice (Research Assignment only)
Accreditation and Certification

Upon successful completion of each module, learners will receive an ICB Results Letter for that subject outlining the unit standards covered and the competencies achieved. Once all modules have been successfully completed, learners will receive a full transcript of results and the ICB will apply to FASSET on the learner’s behalf for the National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID 20366 NQF L6) to be awarded.

Successful learners can apply to the ICB to register for the professional bookkeeping designation Certified Financial Accountant – CFAIcb(SA) and receive the applicable membership benefits.

Course Factsheet