Course Brief

The Accountant in Business syllabus introduces knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation and its people and systems.

The syllabus Accountant in Business (FAB) introduces students who may not have a business background, to the business, which as an entity is made up of people and systems which interact with the environment and with each other. The syllabus begins with examining the purpose and types of business which exist, the key stakeholders and the rights and responsibilities that businesses have in connection with them, exploring the external influences that affect the business in its environment, including economic, legal, social and technological factors. The syllabus then examines the structure and functions of business, focusing on corporate governance and the specific accounting related roles in this process, particularly in financial reporting, assurance, control and compliance. The syllabus then introduces key leadership, management and people issues such as effective individual and team behaviour, motivation and personal effectiveness.
 
The final section of the syllabus examines how behaviour at all levels within business should be underpinned by accepted professional ethics and professional values.

  • This course is offered in 70 hours
  • Foundations in Accountancy (FIA)

    The Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) offers a range of entry-level awards, such as:

    • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2)
    • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)
    • ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

    These awards focus on the core skills of financial and management accounting, which provide students with flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level of the FIA programme, allowing students to tailor the awards, and making them an attractive and relevant choice for employers. 

    On successful completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business exams, students can automatically be transferred onto the ACCA Qualification, free of charge, and will be exempted from the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (BT - Business and Technology, MA - Management Accounting, and FA - Financial Accounting).

    SBCS Global Learning institute is an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner and Approved Licensed Computer-Based Exam Centre. We have been teaching the FIA & ACCA programmes for 33 + years and over this period  have produced many ACCA  Graduates and Prize winners. We are fully equipped to deliver classes online, blended and face to face, so rest assured, that no matter the situation your studies will not be interrupted.

    Our FIA courses are taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals, who are all superb teachers. Our teaching team and students are supported by our warm and competent ATEC administrators, whose primary focus is ensuring that our students receive a great teaching and learning experience.

    SBCS Global Learning Institute Ltd. offers a world class FIA & ACCA teaching and learning experience that is geared towards you successfully completing your exams and achieving the prestigious ACCA designation.


    October 2020 - December 2020 Online Semester Class Offerings for FIA

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    The ACCA/FIA Study School sessions will commence on Monday, October 19, 2020 and conclude on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

     

    These sessions are open to external students and can be registered for at least two (2) days before the start date.

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    For further information, contact our team at ATEC@sbcs.edu.tt.

     

    Blended Learning (Online [BPP (UK)] & Face to Face [SBCS])

     


    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 Applied Knowledge modules (BT, MA and FA), 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  ACCA Applied Knowledge and ACCA Applied Skills exams (BT – FM) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

    Completion of the Advanced Diploma and successful completion of the Strategic Professional exams (SBL - Strategic Business Leader, SBR - Strategic Business Reporting and two option modules) will allow you to become an ACCA affiliate.

    As part of your journey to become a qualified ACCA member, you will be required to complete the Ethics and Professional Skills Module which supplements your technical knowledge of the programme by helping to develop ethical and professional behaviours. You must also demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the PER (Practical Experience Requirement) is all about.

    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 members 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 members 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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