Course Brief

Strategic Business Reporting is used to discuss, apply and evaluate the concepts, principles and practices that underpin the preparation and interpretation of corporate reports in various contexts including the ethical assessment of managements’ stewardship and the information needs of a diverse group of stakeholders.
 
The syllabus for Strategic Business Reporting, assumes knowledge acquired at the Fundamentals level including the core technical capabilities to prepare and analyse financial reports for single and combined entities.
 
The syllabus requires students to examine corporate reporting from a number of perspectives, not only from the point of view of the preparer of corporate reports, but also from the perspective of a variety of different stakeholders such as finance providers. The syllabus further requires the assessment and evaluation of the reporting decisions made by management and their implications for a range of stakeholders and entities. It also explores the professional and ethical responsibilities of the accountant to these stakeholders.
 
The subject matter of the syllabus requires students to have a cohesive understanding of the IASB’s Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting and to use the Framework as a basis for judgement in applying International Financial Reporting Standards in corporate reports. The syllabus considers both the principles and practices of IFRS and uses these principles as a basis for the preparation of the financial statements of single entities and groups.
 
The syllabus requires students to reflect on the usefulness of corporate reports to stakeholders including developments in narrative reporting such as Integrated Reporting and to discuss the nature of the information that would help stakeholders assess the future prospects of the entity. This involves the analysis and interpretation of corporate reports, and the provision of advice on the reporting implications of transactions.
 
The final section of the syllabus addresses current developments in corporate reporting and the implications of any potential changes. This includes a discussion of the deficiencies of existing accounting standards and the ability to explain the implications for a business and its stakeholders of significant changes to reporting frameworks.

  • 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 2019 Semester Schedules for ACCA (Champs Fleurs):

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the July 2019 - December 2019 Semester (Champs Fleurs)

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    September - December 2019 Semester Schedule for ACCA (Champs Fleurs & San Fernando campuses)

    Champs Fleurs:

    • Full-Time

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the September - December 2019 Semester (Champs Fleurs)

    San Fernando:

    • Full-Time

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the September - December 2019 Semester (San Fernando)

     


    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 (AB, 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 (AB – 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 becoming 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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