Financial Management N4 - N6
Business strategic planning and company management need to be very carefully done in the small business and margins of error in terms of financial planning and management need to be kept to a minimum if small companies are to survive. Financial management complements business financial and strategic planning, general management and human resource management.
Unfortunately many small businesses do not survive because of poor financial management and strategic planning. The future well-being of the South African population depends upon the creation and survival of small businesses in the country. The National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management is aimed at providing the entrepreneur and/or a staff member with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the financial affairs of a small business, thereby assisting it to remain solvent, profitable and compliant with the various legislation relating to taxes, levies, etc.
The Qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills associated with the key financial management tasks to be performed in small firms. Specifically, they should be able to perform tasks relating to the keeping of records, VAT, payroll, the preparation and interpretation of final accounts, taxation and the Receiver of Revenue, costing and pricing of products, management of working capital and financial planning and control.