A truly global qualification accepted in more than 150 countries including the UK, Canada and Australia.
The ACCA curriculum is focused on accountancy and finance and due to its comprehensive curriculum, the qualification enables you work in any aspect of Finance or Management. It is an assurance to employers that the holder has the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to more senior Management positions. Further, given the highly competitive local and global job market, the qualification positions its holders uniquely, thereby enhancing their career prospects and progression not only within the industries or sectors but also among colleagues and peers.
All over the world, employers seek out ACCA members to lead their business to sustainable success. That’s because they know that ACCA members are strategic thinkers with high ethical integrity, strong financial know-how and the right business acumen.
ACCA Foundation Diploma
For secondary school leavers, candidates who are new to accountancy and candidates who have not attend any previous educational qualification.
Computer Based Examination
This level provides students with an exceptional introduction to the world of finance and accounting and there are 3 Applied Knowledge exams:
- Business and Technology (BT)
- Management Accounting (MA)
- Financial Accounting (MA)
Once these three examinations are completed a student may elect to receive the ACCA diploma in Accounting and Business and they also become eligible to start the Applied Skills examinations
The examinations at this level help develop strong broad and practical skills required by a professional accountant in any sector or industry. In order to commence study at this level a student must either have completed the Applied Knowledge examinations, have achieved the ACCA diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF level 4) or have relevant accounting or finance qualification at degree level. There are 6 Applied Skills examinations as follows:
- Corporate and Business Law (LW)
- Performance Management (PM)
- Taxation (TX)
- Financial Reporting (FR)
- Audit and Assurance (AA)
- Financial Management (FM)
The examinations at this level prepare students for future leadership positions by building strategic vision through a blend of technical, ethical and professional skills. It further gives the opportunity to specialise in areas that best suit the students career ambition. These examinations are:
- Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
- Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
- Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
- Advanced Performance Management (APM)
- Advanced Taxation (ATX)
- Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
Ethics and Professional Skills Modules
This module seeks to increase employability by exposing students to realistic business simulations which help develop their professional skills including leadership, communication and commercial awareness. The module also supports learning for the Strategic Professional examinations.
Practical Experience Requirement
Becoming a well-rounded professional accountant comes with experience so to qualify as an ACCA member, a candidate must complete 36 months relevant work experience and achieve 9 performance objectives (5 Essential objectives and 4 Technical objectives).