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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional (full-time)

Course Description

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world's leading professional accountancy organisations with nearly 450,000 members and student members in more than 170 countries. ACCA members work in public practice, industry, commerce and the private sector. The globally recognised ACCA qualification is an established route to professional status - allowing successful students to use the 'ACCA' letters after your name.

The ACCA qualification is the fastest growing accountancy qualification in the world and in the UK is one of the recognised accountancy qualifications for Companies Act. Within ACCA there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. Understanding and awareness of these areas is essential as the accountancy profession moves towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/acca_professional

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.


ACCA is now the largest international professional accountancy body in 49 countries and in the top three bodies in 54 countries. This qualification opens doors to becoming part of the next generation of finance directors, chief financial officers, chief executives and partners.

- Finance Director
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Executive Officer
- Partner

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

The course is taught by professionally qualified accountants with significant experience of working as accountants, auditors and tax advisers. Feedback from students has consistently rated our accounting and finance tuition as amongst the best in the sector and our international students have praised the services offered by the University in a recent independent survey.

To supplement the ACCA modules and get you ready for the workplace the full time course also includes Professional Practice sessions which aim to help you focus your career ambitions, apply for jobs and develop the skills you?ll need to be a successful accounting professional. The course offers excellent value for money given the amount of tuition provided, the input on employability and the great range of facilities available in a University environment.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/guestspeakers).

Core Modules

P1 Governance, Risk & Ethics
This module aims to enable students 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
This module aims to enable students 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
This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through business process and structural change, coordinating knowledge systems and information technology, and by managing quality processes, projects, and people.

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
This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement 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 & Assurance
This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in analysing, evaluating, concluding and reporting on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.

Professional Practice
Values, ethics and governance are essential skills for finance professionals. As part of your ethical development, you are required to complete the Professional Ethics module, developed by ACCA. This will give you exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require you to reflect on your own ethical behaviour and values. You then apply what you have learned in a case study where you experience an audit situation from two points of view - that of the auditor and the corporate financial accountant.You are given access to the Professional Ethics module as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics.


- Library
Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional (full-time) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have passed or been exempted from ACCA papers F1 to F9. You must be registered and have claimed any exemptions from ACCA by the end of July in order to join the course in September. If you have not completed all F level ACCA papers, you can study for these papers part-time at our University and then progress onto this course. IELTS: 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (or equivalent).

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