The ACCA Qualification will of course give you the most up-to-date skills you need to become a finance professional. But it gives you a much deeper and more rounded approach than the purely technical.
Threaded through your whole journey are the ethics and values you’ll need to make a difference. And because you can only qualify when you have completed at least 36 months of hands-on professional experience, as a member you become exceptionally valuable to employers wherever you are in the world.
There are two levels of exams – Fundamentals and Professional.
This level has nine areas of study, divided into two modules.
The Knowledge module gives you a broad introduction to financial and management accounting.
The Skills module covers the main technical subjects you need to know.
- F4: Corporate and Business Law
- F5: Performance Management
- F6: Taxation
- F7: Financial reporting
- F8: Audit and Assurance
- F9: Financial Management
If your starting point is having five secondary school qualifications, you’ll need to study and pass all nine of these exams.
If you have a degree that we recognise, then you may be able to by-pass the Fundamentals level altogether and start at the Professional level.
This level builds on your knowledge even further – giving you the advanced skills, techniques and ethical approaches you need to succeed as a senior finance professional.
There are two modules:
- Essentials – you need to pass all three papers
- Options – you need to choose and pass a minimum of two of these
Options – choose two