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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Course in Intermediate Financial Accounting (70939)


This course offers further tuition and more advanced applications in financial accounting to candidates who have a reasonable knowledge of fundamental accounting. 


This course primarily focuses on financial reporting by companies and evaluation of the operating results and the financial position of business concerns. 

Target group
  • Students who intend to further their studies in financial reporting. 
  • Persons who do basic and more advanced accounting work up to involvement in financial reporting. 
  • Persons involved and interested in financial statement analysis and budgeting. 


Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification 

and a sound knowledge of fundamental accounting 


One year 

Language medium

English and Afrikaans 

The assignments and examinations may be answered in English or Afrikaans 

Registration periods

The course commences on 1 March 2015. The closing date for registration is 27 January 2015. 

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning with tutorial letters and a study guide 

Kind of assessment


Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies 

Formative assessment: 

Four assignments 

Summative assessment: 

A two-hour written exam 

Intermediate Financial Accounting (INAC01S)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 24
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Financial reporting by close corporations, companies and partnerships 
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial reports 
  • Budgeting and responsibility accounting 


Course leader

Further information regarding the content of the course is obtainable from: 


Mr J A C Bosman BCompt (Hons) MCom CA (SA) 

Centre for Accounting Studies 

Office 2-035, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA 

Tel: 012 429 4645