Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer this qualification to people who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
You will need to complete a total of 14 papers. Nine papers at the Fundamental Level (all papers are compulsory). With five papers at the Professional Level.
For direct entry to the ACCA professional qualification scheme an applicant must be over the age of 18, and possess one fo the following qualifications:
- 2 UK A-Levels and 3 GCSEs (or 5 equivalent seperate subjects including English and Mathematics)
- AAT (UK) Intermediate (Complete)
- LCCI - 3 Higher level passes and 2 Intermediate level passes (5 seperate subjects including English and Mathematics)
- RSA - 3 Advanced passes and 2 Intermediate passes (5 seperate subjects including English and Mathematics)
- CAT (Certified Accounting Technicians) Level B/ Intermediate Level (Complete)
- Degree (from a recognised institution in any subject)
- ACCA Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance (Complete)
All ACCA students that are from oversseas need to meet our English language requirement in order to ensure that they are not placed at a disadvantage when applying for ACCA. They should have a reasonable command or written and spoken English, for example minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent except those who have been previously taught via the medium of English.
October, January and May.
Duration of the Course:
This Course last for the duration of 30 Months (Two and a half years).
ACCA Course Structure
The subjects for each level are indicated below:
F1 Accounting in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F7 Financial Reporting
F8 Audit and Assurance
F9 Financial Management
P1 Professional Accountant
P2 Corporate Reporting
P3 Business Analysis
Optional (Only 2 to be completed)
P4 Advanced Financial Management
P5 Advanced Performance Management
P6 Advanced Taxation
P7 Advance Audit and Assurance
Student must complete all 14 exams, complete 3 years practical work experience and also need to complete the professional ethics module. By meeting all of these requirements, it enables the student to become a fully qualified accountant and to use the designator letters ACCA.
Mature Student Entry Route:
This is available to students over the age of 21 years without any prior academic qualification.
It involves passing the examinations papers F2 (Management Accounting) and F3 ( Financial Accounting) within 2 years of the first examination session before further progression to the ACCA examination is permitted.
Graduate Entry Route and Exemptions:
Relevant degree holders from ACCA accredited institutions may be exempted from all nine exams within the Fundamentals Level and register directly at the Professional Level. Non-relevant degrees may also qualify for some exemptions.
Students intending to write ACCA examinations must:
FIRST register as a student with ACCA.
ACCA Closing Dates for Registration:
To appear in the
December examinations: Mid August
June Examinations: End of December
ACCA closing dates for examination subject registration:
December Examinations: 15 October
June Examinations: 15 April.