Preparatory Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Minimum entry requirements
18 years old;
2 'A' Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in 5 separate subjects, including English and Mathematics
Professional Certificate in English – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Completion of FIA - Diploma in Accounting and Business
Students who meet the minimum entry requirements to commence the ACCA Qualification i.e. have a minimum of 2 A levels and 3 GCSE or equivalent; they can either register for ACCA qualification and commence the studies at the knowledge module, F1, F2 & F3 or register on the Foundation in Accountancy (FIA) and complete Introductory and Intermediate certificate in financial and management accounting)
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Full-time or Part-time course: Part-time
Average teacher-student ratio: 1 : 20
Classroom face-to-face lecturers and tutorials.
Examinations from ACCA, UK. Students taking the F1, F2, F3 and F4 modules can opt between paper-based exam or Computer Based Exam (CBE). Students taking the rest of the modules (F5 onwards) will have to sit for paper-based exams only.
All exemptions are granted by ACCA. For broad guidelines, please visit ACCA Singapore for more details. Students can check out what exemptions they may be eligible to claim at www.accaglobal.com/exemptions
ACCA Course Intakes
Module Synopsis : Knowledge Level
F1 - Accountant in Business
To introduce knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation and its people and systems.
F2 - Management Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of how to prepare and process basic cost and quantitative information to support management in planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts.
F3 - Financial Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements.
Module Synopsis : Skills
F4 - Corporate and Business Law
To develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognizing the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.
F5 - Performance Management
To develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation, and control.
F6 - Taxation
To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies.
F7 - Financial Reporting
To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.
F8 - Audit and Assurance
To develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.
F9 - Financial Management
To develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.
Module Synopsis : Professional (5 papers in total)
P1 - Governance, Risk and Ethics
To apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in carrying out the role of the accountant relating to governance, internal control, compliance and the management of risk within an organisation, in the context of an overall ethical framework.
P2 - Corporate Reporting
To apply knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.
P3 - Business Analysis
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through beneficial business process and structural change; coordinating knowledge systems and information technology and by effectively managing quality processes, projects, and people within financial and other resource constraints.
Option (2 to be completed)
P4 - Advanced Financial Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organisation.
P5 - Advanced Performance Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.
P6 - Advanced Taxation
To apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgment in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.
P7 - Advanced Audit and Assurance
To analyse, evaluate and conclude on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.
Successful completion of ACCA Papers
By ACCA, U.K.