Accounting for School Governance

The course commences in January 2019
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DESCRIPTION

The objective of this course is to equip students with a practical knowledge of accounting which will enable them to use basic standard accounting techniques to account for the various events that occur in South Africa schools in order to improve the general governance of the school.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • The nature and purpose of accounting
  • Business documents, recording of transactions and reconciliations
  • Internal control systems and budgets
  • Final accounts and adjustments
  • Basic principles of business and employment taxes
  • Payroll accounting
  • The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) findings on the management of school finances
  • Circular M1 of 2017 impact on management of school finances
  • Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill: Forensic audits into the financial affairs if a public school, and quarterly financial reports.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A matric certificate or an equivalent National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 qualification.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Administrative staff dealing with the accounting aspects of a school, school principals, members of governing bodies of schools, parents, educators, member of local communities and staff at educational departments who have an interest in education and governance in schools and who may want to obtain a formal background to accounting procedures for governing school finances or school fund raising and spending activities.


COURSE DELIVERY

This course will be taught by means of distance education, communication through UNISA study guides, tutorial letters, assignments and solutions, which will be supplied as the course progresses

Attendees will receive access to MyUNISA when once registration and payments have been finalised and students are issued with a student number.

Participants will subsequently gain access to AcademyOne’s state of the art e-learning platform with their own online study room with weekly video and/or podcast tutorials, downloadable PDF course notes; access to discussion forums and multi-choice practise quizzes.

Limited contact sessions will be available with industry expert guest speakers with additional telephone and online support from the course instructor for the duration of the course.


LANGUAGE

Study material, tutorials and engagement will be English.


ASSESSMENT AND COURSE ACCREDITATION

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies. Students require a final mark of 20% to pass the course. 80% of the year mark and 90% of the mark obtained in the examination will be used to calculate the final mark obtained.

Formative assessment:

Three assignments of which two are compulsory and will contribute equally to the year mark

Summative assessment:

One three-hour examination paper


REGISTRATION PERIOD

The course commences in January 2019.


 

STUDY UNITS

  • Study unit 1 Introduction to School Governance
  • Study unit 2 The nature and purpose of accounting
  • Study unit 3 The accounting equation
  • Study unit 4 Business documents: cash transactions
  • Study unit 5 The recording of cash transactions
  • Study unit 6 Business documents: credit transactions
  • Study unit 7 Inventory systems
  • Study unit 8 Bank reconciliations
  • Study unit 9 Trial Balance
  • Study unit 10 Final Accounts
  • Study unit 11 Internal controls

Meet your Academy One Presenter:

George Kramvis

George Kramvis is the holder of a B.Comm degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been in the Accounting field for over twenty years. For the past twelve years he has focused on training professionals in the bookkeeping and accounting fields. George has lectured for many top brands in education such as College ...
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If you are currently employed there is always the option for the employer to pay for your course as there are various benefits to your employer. Please contact me so I can further assist you with this option by replying to the e-mail or phoning me.

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From R 7,500.00

Duration: 1 Year

Language: English

Includes:

  • 19 Lectures
  • All materials
  • Exams

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