When looking at courses to study it helps when you know what comes after, and with that we mean knowing what jobs you can you expect to do. If you are wondering what to after the ICB Bookkeeping courses, we are here give you all the information you need.

What Careers Can I do With ICB Bookkeeping?

There are two ICB Bookkeeping course programmes. These are the Financial Accounting course programme and the Public Sector Accounting course programme. These course have a lot of overlapping career options, but they open different doors for you too.

Financial Accounting Careers

Here are a few of the jobs you can do with an ICB Financial Accounting course qualification:
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Credit Controller
  • Tax Technician
  • Assistant Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Management Accountant

Public Sector Accounting Careers

Here are a few of the jobs you can do with an ICB Public Sector Accounting course qualification:
  • Public Accounts Administrator
  • Technical Public Accountant
  • Public Sector Financial Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer

What Salary Can I Expect?

We decided to give you a breakdown of possible salaries for some of the above mentioned jobs.


According to PayScale the average salary for a bookkeeper in South Africa is R159,103 per year. The best place to look for any salary average is on PayScale.

Junior Accountant

PayScale states that the average salary for a junior accountant is R122,647 per year. According to Indeed it is R14,010 per month.

Financial Accountant

The average salary for a financial accountant according to PayScale is R322,846 a year.  Indeed states that it is R 17,692 per month for a junior financial accountant.

Public Accounts Administrator

The average salary for an accounts administrator according to PayScale is R135,460 per year.

Public Sector Financial Accountant

PayScale says that the average salary for a public accountant is R364,000 per year. As you can see, going in to bookkeeping can be a very lucrative thing to do. You will be able to support yourself with one of these jobs.

Registering for an ICB Bookkeeping Course

After you have decided that this is the course direction for you, registering is the next step. First step is to pick your training provider. There are 200 to choose from so this can be quite tricky. Something that makes it easier is not only location, but also mode of study, such as classroom or distance learning options. Once you have decide how you wish to study it should be a lot easier to choose one. When choosing a training provider that belongs to the Home Study Group, such as Skills Academy, Together We Pass, Home Study College, or TWP Academy you will enjoy a lot of extra benefits. These benefits include a study group and round the clock support to help you pass. You first sign up and register by them. They will help you with all the necessary steps. After this you sign up with the ICB on their Learner Portal. After this step you will be sent your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). This is to be completed and handed in when you write exam. It consists of three assignments and two tests. Registering for an ICB course is effortless. Why not do it now?