ICB Short Course: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
Course Code: ICB-S-BKTB
The programme is a foundation level course and forms part of several of the ICB programmes. It assumes no accounting knowledge and equip students with all the knowledge required to maintain a set accounting records for a business. This programme is essential for students who are responsible for the bookkeeping function within any organisation, who responsible for financial control in any organisation as well as entrepreneurs and business owners who need a solid understanding of the workings of an accounting system. You will be able to:
- Administer credit purchase and credit sales transactions.
- Apply knowledge of income, receipts, payments and expenses.
- Administer Value Added Tax (VAT) transactions.
- Complete reconciliation statements, general ledger accounts and trial balances.
- Administer petty cash.
- Apply knowledge and understanding of personal taxation.
- Apply knowledge of business taxation.
- Record business financial transactions.
- Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent
- No prior accounting knowledge needed
- Mathematical Literacy at NQF 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
- An introduction to business, bookkeeping and accounting
- Value Added Tax and source documents
- Recording cash transactions
- Recording credit and sundry transactions
- Inventory systems
- Individual accounts for debtors and creditors, and supplier and general ledger reconciliations
- The bank reconciliation process
- Drafting financial statements
Programme fees are set out in our Course Fee Schedule. The programme fees include all study materials and postage expenses. Study materials include a textbook, study and solutions guide and a free USB drive containing videos and solutions playlists. The programme fee excludes ICB registration and assessment fees.
Study materials are delivered via courier and email.
This programme is assessed by the ICB and involves three formative activities (assignments), two formative evaluations (tests) during your studies and one summative assessment (final examination) at the end of your studies. The assignments and tests are included in your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and counts 30% towards your final mark. You will hand in your PoE on the day you write your final examination. The final examination is written at an ICB assessment centre which is nearest to you and counts 70% towards your final mark. Final examinations are conducted quarterly in February, May, August and November for distance learning students.
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a results letter from the ICB for the subject covered.
This course is endorsed by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers ICB). Trimond Academy (ICB provider accreditation number 301103) is an accredited tuition provider for Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).
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