Financial Statements

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course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 6 months 

Course Code: ICBFNST

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[over 10 months]

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Course Overview

The ICB accredited Financial Statements course teaches you the skills required for depreciable asset disposal, year-end adjustments, preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations and companies. It also gives you a comprehensive understanding of cash flow statements. This programme provides the skills required to be a Financial Accounting Clerk, Senior Bookkeeper or Financial Controller.

  • Finalise and interpret accounts.
  • Draft financial statements.
  • Maintain financial records and prepare general ledgers.
  • Compile accounting records.
  • Interpret financial statements.
  • Prepare financial statements, reports and returns

Study period: up to 6 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and Workbook, and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course must have completed ICB National Certificate, Bookkeeping, SAQA ID 58375 before enrolling


This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said


”A.O.Y has been amazing over these past two years. With all the help from my student advisor and others, I managed to get 93% on my final mark. All the A.O.Y staff are more than willing to help, therefore, I recommend A.O.Y to anyone wishing to study correspondence or online. Thank you so much A.O.Y. I will be doing my Diploma with you next year.”

Thenjiwe Tshuma


“The great thing about online learning for me is that it keeps me motivated, as I need to find time in my busy life to study and complete the course. I am loving this challenging course and I feel rewarded for continuing my studies with A.O.Y.”

Madelein Smit