Study Financial Accounting courses at Unisa

Financial accounting

What is this all about?

Financial accounting focuses on bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements. It provides learning opportunities for aspiring bookkeepers, accounting technicians, professional accountants and chartered accountants (CAs) to either start their own accounting practice, to join one of the many established accounting firms or become an accountant in commerce and industry. Most of the qualifications offered are accredited by professional bodies, such as the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). However, there are further requirements to be fulfilled before these bodies will allow candidates to the respective professions.

Possible job titles related to financial accounting

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  • Accountant (general)
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting officer
  • Accounting techician
  • Accounts clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Chartered accountant
  • Cost clerk
  • Cost estimator
  • Credit controller
  • Credit or loans officer
  • Finance manager
  • Financial accountant
  • Financial investment advisor
  • Financial markets practitioner
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment advisor
  • Investment analyst
  • Investment manager
  • Insurance broker
  • Insurance claims administrator
  • Lecturer
  • Management consultant
  • Payroll clerk
  • Professional accountant
  • Project accountant

Possible work environments related to financial accounting

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Commerce and industry
  • Educational institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • National Treasury
  • Partnerships with other chartered accountants
  • SARS
  • Self-employment (entrepreneur or consultant)

Here are the available Financial Accounting courses to study for at UNSA:

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