ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (January 2020 intake)

Professional Accountancy Training (TBC)
Key Programme Details
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ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Rasita Kalvaityte

Email

admissions@professionalaccountancytraining.com

Phone

01 835 2963

Address

Professional Accountancy Training,

Wicklow House,

84 – 88 South Great George’s Street,

Dublin 2

Role

Programme Manager

Important Dates
Application Deadline

17/01/2020

Start Date

22/01/2020

End Date

31/01/2021

About this Course

This Diploma course is first 3 subjects of ACCA Qualification.

The Diploma in Accounting and Business has been designed and developed to target and attract learners for the intended categories by providing them with the fundamental knowledge and principles which provides a broad introduction to financial and management accounting, provides knowledge of business and its operating environment and introduces learners to the core principles of ethics and professionalism through the use of a Foundation in Professionalism case study.

Accountant in Business

AIM
To introduce knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence that this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to it's efficient, effective and ethical management.
The syllabus includes:
1. Business organisation structures, functions and governance
2. Accounting and reporting systems, controls and compliance
3. Leading and managing individuals and teams
4. Personal effectiveness and communication
5. Professional ethics in accounting and business.

Examination

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 30 two mark objective questions and 16 one mark objective questions. Section B will contain 6 four mark multi-task question.

Management Accounting

AIM - To develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.
The syllabus includes:
1. The nature, source and purpose of management information
2. Cost accounting techniques
3. Budgeting
4. Standard costing
5. Performance measurement

Examination

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 3 ten mark multi-task question - each of which will examine budgeting, standard costing and performance measurement sections of the syllabus.

Financial Accounting

AIM - To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements
The syllabus includes
1. The context and purpose of financial reporting
2. The qualitative characteristics of financial information
3. The use of double-entry and accounting systems
4. Recording transactions and events
5. Preparing a trial balance
6. Preparing simple consolidated financial statements

EXAMINATION
The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 2 fifteen mark multi-task questions.

In order to obtain the Diploma in Accounting and Business students will need to successfully undertake FiP — Foundations in Professionalism.In recent years the importance of professionalism and ethics in accountancy has grown.The ACCA has introduced an embedded ethics and professionalism module as a core areas of accountancy education and training with a greater emphasis on ethics and professionalism for Technician and Foundations level qualifications.

Entry Requirements

No previous academic or accountancy qualifications are required to study for this qualification and is suitable for those aspiring to work or already working in the following types of roles:
1. Basic Bookkeeping
2. Trainee accountant in a commercial organisation or accounting practice
3. Accounts clerk in the Public Sector
Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via the Foundation level route can then transfer to the ACCA qualification.

In addition to the above applicants may be required to attend and interview and/or complete a test in numeracy and literacy as administered by ACCA.

Long Description

This Diploma course is first 3 subjects of ACCA Qualification.

The Diploma in Accounting and Business has been designed and developed to target and attract learners for the intended categories by providing them with the fundamental knowledge and principles which provides a broad introduction to financial and management accounting, provides knowledge of business and its operating environment and introduces learners to the core principles of ethics and professionalism through the use of a Foundation in Professionalism case study.

Accountant in Business

AIM
To introduce knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence that this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to it's efficient, effective and ethical management.
The syllabus includes:
1. Business organisation structures, functions and governance
2. Accounting and reporting systems, controls and compliance
3. Leading and managing individuals and teams
4. Personal effectiveness and communication
5. Professional ethics in accounting and business.

Examination

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 30 two mark objective questions and 16 one mark objective questions. Section B will contain 6 four mark multi-task question.

Management Accounting

AIM - To develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.
The syllabus includes:
1. The nature, source and purpose of management information
2. Cost accounting techniques
3. Budgeting
4. Standard costing
5. Performance measurement

Examination

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 3 ten mark multi-task question - each of which will examine budgeting, standard costing and performance measurement sections of the syllabus.

Financial Accounting

AIM - To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements
The syllabus includes
1. The context and purpose of financial reporting
2. The qualitative characteristics of financial information
3. The use of double-entry and accounting systems
4. Recording transactions and events
5. Preparing a trial balance
6. Preparing simple consolidated financial statements

EXAMINATION
The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 2 fifteen mark multi-task questions.

In order to obtain the Diploma in Accounting and Business students will need to successfully undertake FiP Foundations in Professionalism.In recent years the importance of professionalism and ethics in accountancy has grown.The ACCA has introduced an embedded ethics and professionalism module as a core areas of accountancy education and training with a greater emphasis on ethics and professionalism for Technician and Foundations level qualifications.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

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