Designed for people who are just starting out on their business education journeys, FIA is the ideal way to gain an understanding of how business finance works and to open up new career possibilities – both in finance and beyond.
If you are working in or interested in a finance-related role, FIA will give you the technical knowledge you need to perform your role and advance your career. It will also give you a head start towards further finance and accounting qualifications, including the prestigious and globally recognised ACCA Qualification.
ACCA’s Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) is a group of qualifications that will give you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management and reporting and enable you to speak the language of business.
There are no minimum entry requirements for FIA. However, we recommend you start at Level 2 if you have no formal qualifications, especially if it’s been a while since you completed any studies. FIA begins at GCSE level (Level 2), or equivalent, and progresses up to the equivalent of the first year of a bachelor's degree (Level 4).
The FIA qualifications include:
Also available as standalone certificates:
If you are interested in a career outside of finance, FIA is still a great way to add to your business skillset. Whatever your role and in whichever sector, once you have an understanding of how financial information is recorded and interpreted, you will be in a much better position to contribute to decision-making and to influence business outcomes. You’ll also be able to show your employers – present and future – that you know how finance works and that you are equipped to help them address business challenges.