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Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

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Certificate


INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

CORE SUBJECTS (COMPULSORY)

  • Recording Financial Transactions (ACCA) FA1
  • Management Information (ACCA) MA1


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

CORE SUBJECTS (COMPULSORY)

  • Maintaining Financial Records (ACCA) FA2
  • Managing Costs and Finances (ACCA) MA2


DIPLOMA LEVEL

CORE SUBJECTS (COMPULSORY)

  • Accountant in Business (ACCA) FAB (F1)
  • Management Accountant (ACCA) FMA (F2)
  • Financial Accounting (ACCA) FFA (F3)
  • Foundations in Audit (ACCA) FAU
  • Foundations in Financial Management (ACCA) FFM


Workplace Experience: In addition to completing the exams, the Learner will also need to gain at least one year’s relevant, supervised working experience in order to qualify and use the letters CAT after his/her name.

Practical training can be completed in any size or type business, and in any combination of sectors, before, during and/or after completing the exams (ACCA)


PERSONALITY PROFILE

Logical | Accurate | Methodical | Responsible | Ethical | Strategic

Responsible | Honest | Cautious | Methodical | Accurate | Ethical


OUTCOMES

A knowledge and understanding of:

  • The business organisation, its stakeholders and the external environment
  • Business organisational structure, controls and compliance
  • Leading and managing individuals and teams
  • Personal effectiveness and communication
  • Professional ethics in accounting and business
  • Nature, source and purpose of management information
  • Cost accounting principles and methods
  • Budgeting
  • Standard Costing
  • Performance Measurement
  • Context and purpose of financial reporting
  • Qualitative characteristics of financial information
  • Use of double-entry and accounting systems
  • Recording transactions and events
  • Preparing a Trial Balance
  • Preparing basic Financial Statements
  • Interpretation of Financial Statements


Tuition fees include Learner workbooks.

ACCA Membership and Assessment fees charged separately.

Note: it is recommended that Learners complete CAT during a period of two to three years.


ENTRY REQUIREMENT

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with English and Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy


COURSE CATEGORY

INSTITUTE LEARNING PROGRAMME / OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION

On successful completion the Learner will be issued:

  • Certificate: Certified Accounting Technician, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 20397, 390 credits from FASSET SETA
  • Diploma from ACCA in the United Kingdom
 

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