Preparatory Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
Minimum 16 years old, GCE ‘O’ Level or ‘A’ Level in English medium
Language proficiency – Professional Certificate in English – IELTS 5.5 any other equivalent qualification
No other academic requirement
Duration (Full time and 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-CAT Course Intakes (Full time and Part time)
Module Synopsis : Introductory Level
FA1 - Recording Financial Transactions
To analyse, evaluate and conclude on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.
MA1 - Management Information
To develop the ability to use a computer system safely and effectively and to understand the need for data and information to be kept confidential and secure. To develop knowledge and an understanding of how organisations provide basic management information for decision-making, planning and control.
Module Synopsis : Intermediate Level
FA2 - Maintaining Financial Records
To develop knowledge and understanding of the techniques used to maintain accounting records and prepare
final accounts of unincorporated entities.
MA2 Maintaining Costs and Finance
To develop knowledge and understanding of how organisations record, analyse and report current and future costs and revenue data for use within the organisation.
Module Synopsis : Diploma in Accounting and Business
FAB - Accountant in Business
To develop knowledge and understanding of the role of a manager in an effective, efficient, safe and secure accounting environment. This includes the coordination of work activities, the maintenance of an effective accounting system, people management, personal effectiveness, health and safety and security issues within the workplace.
FMA - Management Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of the application of management accounting techniques to support
the management processes of planning, decision-making, control and performance measurement.
FFA - Financial Accounting
To understand and apply the techniques used to prepare year-end financial statements of partnerships and limited companies which comply with legislation and accounting standards, and to interpret financial statements and the relationships between their elements using ratio analysis.
Module Synopsis : Foundation in Professionalism
FTX - Foundations in Taxation
To develop knowledge and understanding of Singapore tax law and practice; ability to prepare computations of tax liability for individuals, businesses (sole-proprietorship and partnerships) and companies resident in Singapore for income tax purposes; To develop knowledge and understanding of the principles relating to the application of goods and services tax (GST); and knowledge and understanding of the manner in which dealings should be conducted with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
FFM - Foundations in Financial Management
To develop knowledge and understanding of the way organisations finance their operations, plan and control cash flows, optimise their use of working capital and allocate resources to capital expenditure projects.
FAU - Foundations in Audit
To develop knowledge and understanding of the audit process from the planning stage through to the reporting stage and the techniques used in the conduct of internal and external audits.
There are four qualifications in total:
Introductory and Intermediate Certificates in Financial and Management Accounting
Diploma in Accounting and Business
Certified Accounting Technician (including two specialist options)
Foundations in Professionalism must be completed once for any of the above four qualifications
By ACCA, U.K.