UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Accounting online short course
Why this course?
Did you know? The accounting sector in South Africa grows at a rate of over 5% each year.
The success of any organisation, whether in the public or private sector, relies on strong financial management and suitably skilled accounting staff. An accurate and efficient accounting function is one of the cornerstones of business growth and its prolonged success.
No company can afford to go without measurement, interpretation and evaluation of its financial performance, which means that skills associated with this need will always be in high demand.
This highly practical 9-week online short course provides you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to fulfill a supporting role within the accounts department of any company or organisation.You’ll start by covering the fundamentals of accounting, after which you’ll learn everything you need to know about drafting financial statements and budgets, measuring and evaluating financial performance, understanding business tax, and more.
Is this course for you?
This course could be what you’re looking for if you’re looking to build on the basic accounting knowledge you already have, or if you’re new to the subject and want a stepping stone into the industry.If you’re a business owner, the fundamental knowledge of accounting that you’ll gain through this course will allow for a more well-informed understanding of your organisation.By developing the practical skills needed to confidently control and manage finance-related aspects of any business or venture, this course can have an impact in both your personal and professional capacity.
What you will learn
- Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 The fundamentals of accounting - part 1
- Module 2 The fundamentals of accounting - part 2
- Module 3 Drafting financial statements - part 1
- Module 4 Drafting financial statements - part 2
- Module 5 Drafting budgets
- Module 6 Measuring and evaluating financial performance
- Module 7 Internal control and accounting systems
- Module 8 Business tax
- Module 9 Credit management and control
Your success team
CA; Management Accounting Specialist
Following her Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) in Finance and Accounting, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, Maria earned her auditing stripes at Ernst and Young. She cites qualifying as a CA and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as her two greatest achievements to date, and is passionate about increasing business, and specifically financial, literacy in South Africa.
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