UCT Accounting online courses

Duration: 9 weeks (excluding orientation)

The success of any organisation relies, in part, on sound financial management. As a result, personnel with the skills to manage and control the monthly accounting cycle are an indispensable part of a business.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Accounting online short course provides an overview of core accounting principles and practices for those needing to assess, record, and report financial information. Guided by industry experts from UCT, you’ll gain a practical grounding in budgeting and business tax, and learn how to draft reports, like a Statement of Comprehensive Income or Cash Flows.

You’ll receive study assistance from our student support team throughout the course, and leave with the confidence to manage credit and apply internal controls.

Is this course for you?


This course is designed for professionals who are currently working in a supporting role within an accounts or finance department and want to strengthen their skills and bolster performance. It’s also ideal for aspiring accounting technicians and financial support staff, and for those looking for the technical expertise to manage their own personal and professional finances.