The ACCA Qualification explained Matt Holden ACCA Programme Manager Reed Business School
Basic changes <ul><li>First sitting December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Still 14 papers to sit </li></ul><ul><li>Each paper ca...
Fundamentals Level 9 papers in total Skills Module F9 Financial Management (FM) F8 Audit and Assurance (AA) F7 Financial R...
Fundamentals Level 9 papers in total
Fundamentals 9 papers in total Professional Level 5 papers in total Options Module (any 2 from 4) P7 Advanced Audit and As...
Professional 5 papers in total Fundamentals 9 papers in total
Professional 5 papers in total Fundamentals 9 papers in total Relevant accredited accounting degree Route 1 Route 2
Exam format Knowledge papers two-hour exams CBEs and paper based Skills papers t hree-hour exams (plus 15 mins reading  an...
<ul><li>Ethics Module </li></ul><ul><li>A two hour online training module developed by the ACCA </li></ul><ul><li>Gives st...
Exemption policy No exemptions from the Professional level Available for all exams in Fundamentals level for equivalent qu...
Progression rules No requirement to sit and/or pass any exams together Maximum of four exams within a six-month period (in...
Exam conversion arrangements
Conversion arrangements No student will undertake additional assessment in the transition from the  current scheme to the ...
Exam conversion arrangements The current and new  syllabus will not run  simultaneously  Last session on current scheme  –...
Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part One 1.1  Preparing Financial Statements F3  Financial Accounting 1.2  ...
Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Two 2.1  Information Systems F5  Performance Management 2.2  Corporate...
Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Three  –  Options papers 3.1  Audit and Assurance Services P7  Advance...
Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Three  –  Core papers 3.5  Strategic Business Planning P3  Business An...
Conversion for Paper 3.7 Students who have passed two Options papers are credited with P1 Students who have NOT passed two...
Online exam conversion tool Enables students to calculate their own conversion status Supplements formal conversion notice...
June Last written exams under Professional Scheme  ______________ ________________________________________________________...
Changes to core paper rule
Core paper rule <ul><ul><li>Papers 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 had to be taken together </li></ul></ul>
Core paper rule from December  2007  There is no core paper rule ‘ Essentials’ papers can be studied, attempted and credit...
Further information?
Further information www.accaglobal.com /horizon ACCA Connect e-mail:  [email_address] tel:  +44(0) 141 582 2000
Any questions?
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  1. 1. The ACCA Qualification explained Matt Holden ACCA Programme Manager Reed Business School
  2. 2. Basic changes <ul><li>First sitting December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Still 14 papers to sit </li></ul><ul><li>Each paper can be attempted on its own </li></ul><ul><li>Students will now be required to pass an online ethics module </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fundamentals Level 9 papers in total Skills Module F9 Financial Management (FM) F8 Audit and Assurance (AA) F7 Financial Reporting (FR) F6 Taxation (TX) F5 Performance Management (PM) F4 Corporate and Business Law (CL) Knowledge Module F3 Financial Accounting (FA) F2 Management Accounting (MA) F1 Accountant in Business (AB) The exams On completion of first 9 papers students can embark on their Oxford Brookes Degree
  4. 4. Fundamentals Level 9 papers in total
  5. 5. Fundamentals 9 papers in total Professional Level 5 papers in total Options Module (any 2 from 4) P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) P6 Advanced Taxation (ATX) P5 Advanced Performance Management (APM) P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM) Essentials Module (all 3) P3 Business Analysis (BA) P2 Corporate Reporting (CR) P1 Professional Accountant (PA)
  6. 6. Professional 5 papers in total Fundamentals 9 papers in total
  7. 7. Professional 5 papers in total Fundamentals 9 papers in total Relevant accredited accounting degree Route 1 Route 2
  8. 8. Exam format Knowledge papers two-hour exams CBEs and paper based Skills papers t hree-hour exams (plus 15 mins reading and planning time) paper based only Professional papers t hree-hour exams (plus 15 mins reading and planning time) paper based only
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ethics Module </li></ul><ul><li>A two hour online training module developed by the ACCA </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students exposure to real-life ethical case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable to students registering from January 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible when students are eligible to sit P1, P2 and P3 (advised before sitting P1) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete at own convenience but before admission to membership </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exemption policy No exemptions from the Professional level Available for all exams in Fundamentals level for equivalent qualifications Available for relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions
  11. 11. Progression rules No requirement to sit and/or pass any exams together Maximum of four exams within a six-month period (including CBEs) Modules must be attempted in order Papers from different modules may be attempted at same sitting Papers within a module can be attempted in any order
  12. 12. Exam conversion arrangements
  13. 13. Conversion arrangements No student will undertake additional assessment in the transition from the current scheme to the new ACCA Qualification
  14. 14. Exam conversion arrangements The current and new syllabus will not run simultaneously Last session on current scheme – June 2007 First session on new qualification – December 2007 Conversion notices Online exam conversion tool
  15. 15. Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part One 1.1 Preparing Financial Statements F3 Financial Accounting 1.2 Financial Information for F2 Management Accounting Management 1.3 Managing People F1 Accountant in Business
  16. 16. Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Two 2.1 Information Systems F5 Performance Management 2.2 Corporate and Business Law F4 Corporate and Business Law 2.3 Business Taxation F6 Taxation 2.4 Financial Management and F9 Financial Management Control 2.5 Financial Reporting F7 Financial Reporting 2.6 Audit and Internal Review F8 Audit and Assurance
  17. 17. Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Three – Options papers 3.1 Audit and Assurance Services P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance 3.2 Advanced Taxation P6 Advanced Taxation 3.3 Performance Management P5 Advanced Performance Management 3.4 Business Information An Option in Business Management Information Management
  18. 18. Conversion Current exams Credit from new exams Part Three – Core papers 3.5 Strategic Business Planning P3 Business Analysis and Development 3.6 Advanced Corporate Reporting P2 Corporate Reporting 3.7 Strategic Financial Management P1 Professional Accountant OR P4 Advanced Financial Management
  19. 19. Conversion for Paper 3.7 Students who have passed two Options papers are credited with P1 Students who have NOT passed two Options papers can choose from P1 or P4 If they choose P1 they CANNOT attempt P4 as an Options paper
  20. 20. Online exam conversion tool Enables students to calculate their own conversion status Supplements formal conversion notices Access at www.accaglobal.com Link from Reed Business School website www.reedbusinessschool.co.uk
  21. 21. June Last written exams under Professional Scheme ______________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ August Current scheme students converted to new ACCA Qualification Conversion notices issued Professional Ethics module available to eligible students ______________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ October CBEs on new ACCA Qualification available ______________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ December First written exams under new qualification Deadline for all trainees to convert to new PER Timetable
  22. 22. Changes to core paper rule
  23. 23. Core paper rule <ul><ul><li>Papers 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 had to be taken together </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Core paper rule from December 2007 There is no core paper rule ‘ Essentials’ papers can be studied, attempted and credited individually
  25. 25. Further information?
  26. 26. Further information www.accaglobal.com /horizon ACCA Connect e-mail: [email_address] tel: +44(0) 141 582 2000
  27. 27. Any questions?
  28. 28. Thank you

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