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Earn a postgraduate diploma in accounting in South Africa
The postgraduate diploma in accounting is a 1-year SAICA-accredited qualification designed for students who have completed their undergraduate accounting degree. The goal of this program is for graduates to qualify a Chartered Accountant (CA).
The diploma in accounting is designed to cover all aspects of the syllabus for SAICA's Initial Test of Competence (ITC) which focuses on areas which have not been covered at an undergraduate level and revising those that have. The program is offered by Monash South Africa (MSA) in conjunction with CA Connect.
The accounting program comprises 4 compulsory full-year units and no elective units. Successful completion of the program requires a pass mark of 50% or more for each unit. In order to qualify to write SAICA’s ITC, a pass mark for all 4 units must be achieved in the same year.
Financial Reporting - This unit focuses on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) at an advanced level.
Tax - This unit focuses on the taxes and duties levied in terms of the Income Tax Act, the Estate Duty Act, and the Value-Added Tax Act.
Management Accounting & Finance - This unit aims to provide tools that support analytical reasoning that contributes to effective management and decision making in the context of real world scenarios. The unit draws on a broad understanding of the economy and risk management.
Corporate Governance & Auditing - This unit aims to provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of the external audit process, corporate governance and company-related legislation. The curriculum focuses on the audit process, computer auditing, the Code of Professional Conduct, the Auditing Professions Act, the Companies Act, corporate governance and sustainable business.
Tuition is R 67,600 per year.
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