Course Brief

 

This syllabus develops knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning,
decision-making, performance evaluation, and control.

 

 


  • This course is offered in 70 hours

On successful completion of this paper, candidates
should be able to: 

  • Explain and apply cost accounting techniques. 
  • Select and appropriately apply decision-making techniques to facilitate business decisions and promote efficient and effective use of scarce business resources, appreciating the risks and uncertainty inherent in business and controlling those risks. 
  • Identify and apply appropriate budgeting techniques and methods for planning and control and use standard costing systems to measure and control business performance and to identify remedial action. 
  • Identify and discuss performance management information and measurement systems and assess the performance of an organisation from both a financial and nonfinancial viewpoint, appreciating the problems of controlling divisionalised  businesses and the importance of allowing for external aspects.

Course Content

  • Specialist cost and management accounting techniques.
  • Decision-making techniques.
  • Budgeting and control.
  • Performance management and control

The syllabus is assessed by:

  • A three-hour examination available in both computer-based and
    paper-based formats. 
  • For paper-based exams there is an extra 15 minutes to reflect the manual effort required. 
  • All questions are compulsory. It will contain both
    computational and discursive elements.
    Some questions will adopt a scenario/case study
    approach. 
  • Section A of the exam comprises 15 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each.
    Section B of the exam comprises three questions comprised of 5 multiple choice questions.
    Section C of the exam comprises two 20 mark questions. The two 20 mark questions will come from decision making techniques, budgeting and control and/or performance measurement and control areas of the syllabus. The section A questions and the questions in section B can cover any areas of the syllabus. 
  • Candidates are provided with a formulae sheet.
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers a professional qualification, which has been recognised and respected across the world for over 100 years. ACCA is currently the largest British accountancy body with over 180,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries.

    July - December 2018 Semester Schedules for ACCA (Champs Fleurs):

    July - December 2018 Semester Schedules for ACCA (San Fernando):

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    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the July - December 2018 Semester


    Collect more Certifications along your journey towards ACCA Membership!

    Gain a Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (F1, F2 and F3), and the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) ethics module.

    An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business can also be achieved by successfully completing all exams in the Fundamental level (F1 – F9) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

    Get a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting at the same time as becoming a qualified accountant through ACCA’s partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU). This is the perfect way to gain an extra qualification without doubling your workload. Having this degree with an ACCA qualification is a powerful combination of qualifications, which puts you in demand with employers, and increases your career prospects.

    To achieve this, you need to:

    • Pass your ACCA Qualification exams
    • Pass the Ethics and Professional Skills Module
    • Submit a research and analysis project.

    Expand your potential; go beyond ACCA!

    ACCA graduates can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years

    ACCA graduates can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available.


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    This syllabus develops knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning,
    decision-making, performance evaluation, and control.