College of Accountancy and Professional Studies

About ACCA

ACCA is largest and fast growing UK based global body for professional accountants with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in over 170 countries. ACCA also have a network of 83 offices and centres across the world.

ACCA offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, banking, finance, consultancy and management. ACCA membership also enables you to obtain the status of a Registered Auditor.

The ACCA Qualification is an asset which has been designed to provide the knowledge, skills and professional values. ACCA qualifications are examined to the highest consistent global standards in over 170 countries and are based on international accounting standards.

Becoming ACCA

Entry Requirements

“A”  Levels

2 years graduation

Diploma of foundation in Accountancy (FIA). Knowledge Module of ACCA i.e. first 3 papers are exempted to FIA diploma holders.

Higher Diploma in Accounting (HDA). Total Knowledge Module and 3 papers of skills module i.e. first 6 papers are exempted to HDA diploma holders.

Registration

Students can apply for registration to ACCA anytime online or through postal application. However easiest way to apply is online by providing following information through ACCA Website.

Proof of any qualifications  -  Passport-style photograph

Proof of identity  -  Payment of prescribed fee

Fee payments can be made by credit cards and bank draft drawn on a UK bank.

Exam Entry

The closing dates for early, standard and late exam entry are easy to remember - 8 is the date.

June exams 

8 March

8 April

8 May

December exams 

8 September

8 October

8 November

ACCA Qualification

ACCA exams are divided into 2 levels Fundamentals (9 exams) and Professional (5 exams), which are further divided into 2 modules each. Knowledge (3 exams) and Skills (6 exams) modules are in the Fundamentals level. Essentials (3 exams) and Options (any 2 of 4 exams) modules are in the Professional level.

To qualify as an ACCA member, a student needs to complete:

Exams - 14 exams (3 CBEs and 11 paper-based).

Experience - 36 months experience in a relevant role (before, during or after completion of exams).

Ethics - The professional ethics module.

CB Exams can be taken any time of year and result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam. Paper-based exams are held twice a year in June and December. All ACCA exams must be passed in 10 years of registration. It will take around 2 to 3 years on an average to become ACCA qualified.

Student can attempt up to a maximum of four papers per examination cycle. There are two examination cycles per year: 1 February to 31 July and 1 August to 30 January. Papers must be taken in line with the module order. However, students can attempt the papers within each module in any order.

Exemptions

ACCA offers exemptions to students that have studied relevant qualifications prior to starting their ACCA studies. First 9 exams will not need to be taken if students have other relevant qualifications at the same level. Students will need to provide proof of their previous qualifications to ACCA so they can claim exemptions.

Qualifications along the way

Oxford Brookes University UK

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Accountancy is an additional qualification that gives ACCA students an edge over other accounting qualifications. The Oxford Brookes University gives students an opportunity to gain this degree while they study for ACCA and have passed at least first nine papers. Students will also be required to write and submit a research and analysis project to the university.

After completion of ACCA qualification and practical experience of 36 months the ACCA member can also claim MBA degree in Accounting and Finance from Oxford Brookes University (UK).

University of Central Punjab (Pak)

On completion of first 9 exams ACCA students can apply for BBA (Hons.) degree in applied accounting and on completion of ACCA qualification they can obtain MBA degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Central Punjab (Pak).

Diploma in Accounting and Business

After passing only first 3 exams (F1-F3) of ACCA students can obtain Diploma in Accounting and Business (FIA) from ACCA and after passing 9 exams (F1-F9) of ACCA they can claim Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business.

ACCA - equivalent to a Masters level degree (HEC of Pakistan)

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has granted equivalence to ACCA qualification to a Masters level degree (M.Com).

ACCA Package

ACCA cost ranges from Rs. 300,000 to Rs. 350,000 which includes:

Annual subscription and exam fee directly payable to ACCA

Tuition Fee payable to CAPS

Study Material

Why ACCA?

Before you continue let us congratulate you on making one of the best decisions in your life. ACCA has been showing tremendous growth in the whole world. Thousands of students appear in ACCA examinations each year especially in UK and Asian Countries.

Maximum time allowed to complete the qualification is 10 years and its flexible mode provides students an opportunity to work while they are studying.

Better employment prospects due to global recognition of the professional qualification.

Gaining such a qualification is evidence that the holder possesses skills and knowledge which are in high demand by employers in industry, banking, auditing, consulting as well as other professions like taxation and law.

Candidates not only gain specialist knowledge in finance and accounting, but also acquire valuable skills in organizational management and strategy development.

The qualification does not concentrate only on theory, and unlike universities prepares a graduate for practical usage.

Gives a unique position in a job market making you more competitive not only within your company or sector, but among your colleagues in the European Union, as well as enabling you to work abroad.

Large companies in middle-eastern countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain appreciate the candidates who have completed ACCA.

ACCA qualified can claim relevant exemptions and become Chartered Accountant after doing ACCA.

ACCA being accepted as an equivalent to Masters Degree due to its highly professional and pure financial nature.

ACCA qualified can obtain other qualifications along the way.

ACCA qualified uses “ACCA” letters after his/her name.

 

Early entry (online only)

Standard exam entry (online and paper)

Late exam entry (online only)

 

Early entry (online only)

Standard exam entry (online and paper)

Late exam entry (online only)