ACCA Qualification

 

Hours: 15 Hours per week
Start date: May, September & February
Level 8

Fees

EU student: €2,900 pa
Non-EU Ireland: €2,900 pa
Non-EU Abroad: €5,250 pa
Length: min. 3 Years


ACCA Qualification



Career Opportunities

One of the greatest strengths of the ACCA syllabus is the breadth and depth of subjects that it covers. Not only will you have a qualification that is relevant on a global scale, but by having the option to take variant papers, in law and tax, your qualification will be relevant to your local working environment. The ACCA qualification is highly regarded throughout the world and enables you to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, use the designatory letters ACCA after your name and work in any aspect of finance or management in any sector of business. Gaining such a qualification is evidence that the holder possesses skills and knowledge which are in high demand by employers in sectors such as banking, auditing, consulting, taxation and law.

Overview

The ACCA Qualification is a highly relevant, targeted combination of study and practical experience. The qualification is designed to deliver a broad-based qualification, focusing on the essential skills of accounting, business and finance. The syllabus is a result of extensive research and consultation with governments, students, colleges and employers from a range of public and private sector organisations. Furthermore, ACCA Qualification is your passport to reaching the highest levels in any organisation and the programme offers a choice of examinations and work experience competences to allow participants to tailor the path of the qualification to suit their needs and aspirations. Overall, the ACCA Qualification will deliver professional accountants who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors, from practising in accountancy firms to the corporate, financial services and public sectors.

Outline
Fundamentals (9 Papers)

Knowledge:

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting

Skills:

  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Performance Management
  • F6 Taxation
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial Management
Professional (5 papers)

Essentials:

  • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • P2 Corporate Reporting
  • P3 Business Analysis
  • Options (2 Papers to be Completed)
  • P4 Advanced Financial Management
  • P5 Advanced Performance Management
  • P6 Advanced Taxation
  • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance
Information

Assessment
Participants will sit ACCA examinations in both June and December of each year of study. In order to qualify as a member of the ACCA the following must be completed:

  • 14 examinations (9 of which are eligible for exemptions)
  • A minimum of three years relevant practical experience A professional ethics module.

Award
On successful completion of the ACCA Qualification examinations, graduates will receive an invitation to become a Certified Chartered Accountant. In order to obtain the qualification and use the designatory letters ACCA after their name, graduates must also satisfy the appropriate practical financial work experience requirement (3 years). Academic Progression Opportunities The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunity once you become a member, the learning process continues throughout your career. The range of educational opportunities includes undergraduate and postgraduate degree qualifications.

The innovative partnership between the ACCA and Oxford Brookes University allows ACCA students to study for a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, whilst taking their ACCA professional examinations. Those students who have completed Part 2 of the ACCA qualifications may apply.