Where Should I Go After ICB?

If you have a qualification in ICB and do not know where to go next, here is a list of things you can do after getting your ICB qualification:

  1. Study further 
  2. Join the ICBA 
  3. Get a job 
  4. Start a business 
Life After ICB

Study further – When you completed your ICB qualification you can further your education and study towards a degree. You can do this through different institutions depending on the application requirements.

Join the ICBA – While you are a student, you qualify to be an ICBA member after completing an ICB qualification. You can apply and make payment on the ICB website. ICBA has the following benefits: 

  • Networking opportunities 
  • An ICBA membership certificate 
  • An opportunity to become an accountant through SAIBA
  • Access to Sage Pastel Bookkeepers and Accountant Forum   
  • Run a licensed bookkeeping business 

Get a job ICB qualifications are recognised all over the world. These qualifications make your CV stand out because of the skills they equip you with. This sets you apart from other applicants.

ICB qualifications can lead to many employment opportunities. This depends on which course you have studied.

Here is a list of some of the jobs you can get with ICB: 

  • Bookkeeping 
  • Accounting Technician 
  • HR Accountant 
  • Business Manager 
  • Payroll Clerk   

Start a business ICB courses train students for the workspace as their courses equip students with scarce skills. With these skills, you can start and grow a successful bookkeeping business. 

As an ICBA member, the ICBA helps you start your bookkeeping business. They act as AML (Anti-Money Laundering) supervisors. It is a requirement for all bookkeeping businesses that are in practice to have a supervisor. 

If you are in the business already, the ICBA can act as temporary supervisors while you apply for the ICBA membership. 

What Does A Bookkeeper Earn In South Africa?

A bookkeeper’s salary in South Africa ranges from R120 000 to 180 000 per year. That is 10 000 to 15 000 per month. 

What Is ICB Code Of Conduct? 

The ICB code of conduct is a set of rules made for the smooth running of the institute. The rules apply to everyone in the ICB.

Is ICB Internationally Recognised and are the Courses Accredited?

Yes, the qualifications are internationally recognised and has training providers in over 500 countries. They have produced over 25 000 qualifications in the last 5 years. 

ICB is registered on the NQF system and is appointed by QCTO. With an ICB qualification, you can study or look for work anywhere in the world.

As for the second question – yes, all ICB courses are accredited by the QCTO.

Is ICB A Degree?

No. ICB is not a degree. However, if you have studied up to a National Diploma in ICB, you can study further and do a degree. You can study an ICB degree at the following institutions: 

  • Milpark 
  • Boston College 
  • Damelin 
  • ACCA 
  • CIMA

What Can I Do With An ICB Qualification?

You can study further. ICB qualifications go up to a Diploma. After you have completed your Diploma you can study towards a Degree. Find out which institutions offer a Degree for ICB qualifications and apply. Your acceptance will depend on whether you meet the requirements. 

What Does ICB Stand For in Bookkeeping?

ICB in bookkeeping stands for Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

How Does The Qualifications Work?

ICB qualifications are divided into subjects that are examined separately. The ICB provides POE (Portfolio of Evidence) for every subject.

The ICB is not a training provider, they do not provide tuition or study materials. They only provide external assessments. Students must register with their training providers and then register with the ICB to get their PoE.

Each PoE is submitted and assessed with exams.

When the students have completed their PoE tasks and passed, they are awarded a certificate by ICB and FASSET.

Last Updated: 18 December 2022

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