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Certified Technical Financial Accountant

SAQA ID 36213  |  NQF Level 5 (251 credits)

Core Subjects (Compulsory)

  • Junior Bookkeeper: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (ICB)

  • Junior Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping (ICB)

Boston Learners register for:

  • Pastel Computerised Accounting

  • Word Processing

  • Spreadsheets

  • Presentation Graphics

(In place of above module)

  • Junior Bookkeeper: Payroll and monthly SARS Returns (ICB)

  • Senior Bookkeeper: Financial Statements (ICB)

  • Senior Bookkeeper: Cost and Management Accounting (ICB)

  • Technical Financial Accountant: Income Tax Returns (ICB)

  • Technical Financial Accounting: Business Law and Accounting Control (ICB)

Choice Subject

  • Business Literacy: English and Mathematics (ICB)

If the Learner wants to qualify for the SAQA Qualification, over and above the ICB Designation, it is essential to choose the Choice Subject.

Personality Profile

  • Logical

  • Responsible

  • Accurate

  • Ethical

  • Methodical


  • Ability to operate with management in an accounting environment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, personal and business taxation, business law and accounting control.

  • Thorough knowledge of personal and business taxation and of the Income Tax Act, the calculation of taxable income for both individuals and businesses, the skills for the completion of Income Tax returns as well as the ability to provide advice to clients and be current on South African Income Tax calculation and collection. Working knowledge of business law and accounting control (the audit function), including basic contract and insurance law, insolvency law, internal and computer auditing.

  • Certified Tax Technician (CTT) status as a member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners with a tax practitioner's number allowing him/her to complete monthly and annual SARS returns on behalf of a client.


On successful completion, Learner is awarded:

  • Junior Bookkeeper: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance Skills Programme, 55 Credits

  • Junior Bookkeeper: Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns Skills Programme, 50 Credits

  • Senior bookkeeper: Financial Statement Skills Programme, 58 Credits

  • Senior bookkeeper: Cost and Management Accounting Skills Programme, 56 Credits

  • Technical Financial Accountant: Income Tax Returns Skills Programme, 54 Credits

  • Technical Financial Accountant: Business Law and Accounting Control, 48 Credits

  • Designated Junior Bookkeeper status from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers CJBlcb (SA)

  • SAQA ID: 58375 Bookkeeping - NQF Level 3, 120 Credits

  • Designated Senior Bookkeeper status from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers CSBlcb (SA)

  • SAQA ID: 58376 Further Education and Training Certificate Bookkeeping - NQF Level 4, 130 Credits

  • Designated Technical Financial Accountant status from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers CTFAlcb (SA)

  • SAQA ID: 36213 NATIONAL DIPLOMA: Technical Financial Accounting - NQF Level 5, 251 Credits

Please Note:

On successful completion of the Technical Financial Accountant Qualification, 6 out of 9 ACCA (CAT) Papers are given exemption. These are Papers 1,2,3,4,6,7.

Tuition Fees include Learner workbooks. Membership and Assessment Fees to ICB and Pastel on-line Assessment Fee will be charged separately.

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