Introduction to Management Accounting

This Introduction to Management Accounting course is an ideal starting point if you want to:

Start a career in business, finance or accountancy
Study business or finance at school or college
Launch your own start-up
Prepare for ACCA’s exam in Management Information (MA1)
And the best thing is you do not need any previous knowledge of accounting- Simply sign up and start learning straight away.

What you will learn
In this course we will guide you on the next step of your finance journey by exploring:

The nature and purpose of cost and management accounting
How to record and classify costs
How to use spreadsheets
Entry requirements
None – this is an introductory course.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: 1 Week

Unit Standard: 112824

NQF Level: 5

Number of Credits: 180

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

What is Managerial Accounting?
Managerial accounting, or management accounting, is the branch of accounting that focuses on providing information for use by internal users, specifically – the management. Learn all about this field, the members of the management, and the chief management accountant or controller, in this introductory lesson.

Managerial Accounting vs. Financial Accounting
Managerial accounting and financial accounting are two of the most prominent branches of accounting. They both deal with processing information which is useful in decision-making; however, they have differences that distinguish them from each other. Learn about them in this lesson.

Managerial Accounting vs. Cost Accounting
Despite the presence of overlapping topics, cost accounting and managerial accounting are two different branches having different study focus. Let us find out the difference between cost accounting and managerial accounting.

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Management Accountants (Code of Ethics)
Management accountants should behave ethically. They have an obligation to follow the highest standards of ethical responsibility and maintain good professional image. The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has developed four standards of ethical conduct for management accountants and financial managers: competence, confidentiality, integrity, and credibility.