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Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, South Africa

The ICB senior bookkeeper certificate is a great program to study if you want to start a career in bookkeeping.  You can also further your career after completing this qualification by gaining entry into the junior accountant program.


Reasons to study the ICB Senior Bookkeeper programme

It is essential to any business, in any industry, that they have good, accurate bookkeepers. Qualified bookkeepers are also very scarce in our country, so this is a job that is always in high demand.  That means that if you study an ICB senior bookkeeper program you will find it easier to find a job, as it gives you all the skills and knowledge you need to be an excellent addition to any company.  


Functions of a Senior Bookkeeper

Once you have completed our  ICB Senior Bookkeeper qualification you will be able to fulfil the following tasks:  

  • You will complete the monthly and annual books for the business
  • Do depreciable asset disposal
  • You will do the year-end adjustments
  • Preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations, companies
  • Prepare cash-flow statements
  • Complete the basic management accounts
  • Cost accounting, including breakeven analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, advanced costing, budgeting and standard costing
  • Financial management
  • Understand and follow correct business ethics

Subjects in the ICB Senior Bookkeeper program

You will need to complete the ICB junior bookkeeper program in order to be given access to the ICB senior bookkeeping program.  The junior bookkeeping program gives you the basic foundation level skills that you need in order to progress to the more complex concepts you need to be able to manage in the senior bookkeeper program.

You will first need to complete all four subjects in the Junior Bookkeeper program.  Then you will study the following subjects in the ICB Senior Bookkeeper program:

  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting



You will again be sent your  PoE when you book to write your ICB senior bookkeeper exam.  You will need to complete all the activities, evaluations and assignments before the exam, and take them along on the day.  

ICB senior bookkeeper certificate

You will then write the exam, and place it in your folder along with the work that you completed at home.  You then hand in the entire folder.

The work you do at home counts for 30% of your final mark, and the exam counts for 70%.


How long will you have to complete the course?

You will have taken 12 to 18 months to complete the foundation level junior bookkeeper program.  The ICB Senior Bookkeeper course will take you a further 6 to 9 months to complete. 


What certificate will you be awarded? icb senior bookkeeper

Once you have passed the two subjects in the ICB senior bookkeeper program the ICB will issue you with the program completion certificate.  The ICB will also inform FASSET who will isse you with the FET Certificate in Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeping). 

TWP Academy will also award you a program completion certificate that you can  use in your CV until your FASSET certificate arrives.  Remember it takes from 6 months to a year to get the FASSET certificate so you do need to be patient.


Want to get started with a ICB Senior Bookkeeper course?

We would love to get you started on o ur ICB senior bookkeeper program today. Call us on 0800 39 00 27 or fill in the form on this page and we will contact you to discuss all the details.

If you want to browse more of courses please follow this link: ICB Courses.


Last updated: September 24, 2018

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