Obtaining your N4-N6 Financial Management Certificate can leave you with many job opportunities. Taking this course will not only give you the necessary knowledge and skills, but also job-related experience. 

Financial Management job opportunities you can consider: 

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditor
  • Insurance Sales Manager
  • Creditors Clerk


Bookkeepers manage a company’s transactions by recording all financial activities. They monitor the cash flow by documenting all the money that comes in and goes out.

To become a bookkeeper, you will need a N5 Financial Management Certificate.

Salary according to Indeed

R14 700 per month


An accountant analyses the financial documents that the bookkeeper made. Accountants can then write reports which the organisation uses to keep track of their finances.

For this position you will need a N6 Financial Management Certificate.

Salary according to Indeed

R26 700 per month

Financial Assistant

A financial assistant is responsible for all financial related administration. Their responsibilities include:

  • Organising financial statements and records
  • Maintaining payroll transactions
  • Assisting the financial manager

Knowledge of bookkeeping is an important skill to have, as well as the ability to work with finance related technology. To become a financial assistant you need a N4 Financial Management Certificate.

Salary according to Indeed

R12 300 per month

Financial Manager

The purpose of this role is to supervise financial activities within the company. Financial managers have to make sure that the financial department runs smoothly by overseeing the employees’ work.

If you don’t have a BCom degree, you can start with a N6 certificate and gain work experience, so that you can become a financial manager.

Salary according to Indeed

R61 600 per month

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As an auditor, you will have the responsibility to determine if a company’s books are accurate and ethical. 

If you work as an internal auditor, you have to make sure that all the financial documents within your company are correct. External auditors do exactly the same, but they are hired by the company and do not work directly for them.

In order to become an auditor you will need a N6 certificate.

Salary according to Indeed

R20 100 per month

Insurance Sales Manager

Insurance Sales Managers need  to come up with strategies to reach the company’s target sales goal . They have to manage the employees’ work within the department to ensure that sales are progressing.

A N5 Financial Management Certificate is needed for this position.

Salary according to Indeed

R50 900 per month

Creditors Clerk

A creditors clerk has many responsibilities, such as recording all transactions into a database and creating invoices for clients.

Other tasks include:

  • Managing phone calls
  • Advising customers
  • Working with a manager to create financial plans

To become a creditors clerk you need to have a N4 Financial Management Certificate.  

Salary according to Indeed

R15 600 per month

Where can I study Financial Management?

Financial Management courses are available to study at institutions all around South Africa. 

Distance learning colleges allow you the opportunity to study and work at the same time, from the comfort of your home

Here are three distance learning colleges that offer Financial Management courses::

Get Your Financial Management Certificate at Bellview

Bellview Institute is a distance learning college that offers accredited courses. With us you can get the qualifications and skills you need in order to work in any of the financial fields mentioned in this article. 

Our Financial Management  programme which consists of:

Or take a look at the other courses in our course selection.

We offer lots of benefits, such as all year registration and assistance whenever needed.

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Author: Simoné Coetzee
Last Updated: 18 January 2021

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