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Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

IIE MSA
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Johannesburg
English
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72,332 ZAR

Program description

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDip (Accounting)) offered at IIE MSA is a Chartered Accountancy pathway that is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

This programme equips students to:

  • Demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of generally accepted accounting practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the Advanced Management of Accounting.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the Advanced Application of Income Tax Provision and VAT.
  • Display mastery in Audit Processes.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the compilation and interpretation of Group Statements and Business Combinations.
  • Demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of Advanced Financial Management.
  • Demonstrate expertise in Applied Tax and Tax Planning.

Admission requirements

International Entry Requirements

The PGDip (Accounting) is open to all students wishing to qualify as South African Chartered Accountants.


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Program content

Career Opportunities

The PGDip (Accounting) offered at IIE MSA has been accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and successful completion qualifies students to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC), the first of SAICA’s so-called ‘board exams’.

This programme is also accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

This programme offered is designed to equip students with skills required to branch into various roles such as:

  • Chartered Accountancy
  • External Auditing
  • Consulting in Taxation, Management Accounting, IFRS, Auditing, etc.
  • Finance functions, such as Financial Manager (FM), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Academia (teaching and learning, research and community-based involvement).

Programme Outline

The PGDip (Accounting) comprises four compulsory full-year modules and no elective modules. Successful completion of the PGDip (Accounting) requires a pass mark of 50% or more for each module. In order to qualify to write SAICA’s ITC, a pass mark of 50% or more for all four modules must be achieved in the same exam sitting.

Financial Reporting (ZPG4016 – 30 credits)

This module on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) at an advanced level.

Tax (ZPG4017 – 30 credits)

This module 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 (ZPG4018 – 30 credits)

This module aims to provide tools that support analytical reasoning that contributes to effective management and decision-making in the context of real world scenarios. The module draws on a broad understanding of the economy, strategy and risk management.

Corporate Governance & Auditing (ZPG 4019 – 30 credits)

This module 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 businesses.

Programme information

Mode of Delivery

This programme makes use of blended learning, with online teaching resources (such as Moodle, Zoom, etc.) being used mostly for flexible students and face-to-face lectures and tutorials, presentations and discussion sessions more focused on full-time students. Both modes of delivery convey the same content and quality of learning

Assessments

Formal assessment by means of three year tests (April, July, September) and a final examination (October) will be conducted. Various group and individual assignments, presentations, projects, quizzes, homework as well as an extensive series of integrated continuous evaluation tests (CEVs) will be used for assessment purposes. The quantity of assessments differs for full-time and flexible students, to ensure maximum flexibility in the assessment process.

Full-time students are required to write all continuous evaluation tests, year tests and exams at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig. Flexible students are required to write all year tests and exams at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig. Flexible students are not required to write continuous evaluation tests.

Site of Delivery

Full-time: The PGDip (Accounting) is currently only offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg for full-time students.
Flexible: The programme is offered after hours as well making use of blended learning. 
Full-time and flexible: All year tests and examinations are currently written at the IIE MSA campus.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is ZAR 72,332 per year

Qualification

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is awarded by the IIE.

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IIE MSA

Earn an internationally relevant degree in South Africa

Monash South Africa (MSA) was founded in 2001 and is located on a 100 hectare site in Ruimsig, north-west of Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Since 2019 MSA became a leading brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) and is...


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IIE MSA

144 Peter Rd, Ruimsig
1725 Roodepoort Johannesburg
South Africa

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www.iiemsa.co.za

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