ACCA consists of 16 papers, divided into four modules:
Knowledge - 3 papers
Skills – 6 papers
Essentials – 3 papers
Options – 2 papers (from a choice of 4)
F1 paper — Accountant in Business
To develop knowledge and understanding of the business environment and the influence this has on how organisations and accountants operate, and of the role of the accountant and other key business functions in contributing to an efficient, effective and ethical organisation, and to build knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of effective management.
F2 paper — Management Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of how to prepare and process basic cost and quantitative information to support management in planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts.
F3 paper — Financial Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles, concepts and regulations relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques, including the preparation of basic financial statements and include preparation of basic consolidated financial statements and interpretation of financial statements.
F4 paper — Corporate and Business Law (Singapore)
To develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.
F5 paper — Performance Management
To develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.
F6 paper — Taxation (Singapore)
To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.
F7 paper — Financial Reporting
To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups, and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.
F8 paper — Audit & Assurance
To develop knowledge and skills in the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.
F8 paper — F8 Fast-Track*
This is a fast-track version of the normal F8 class. It is beneficial for the busy working professionals who want a fast recap on the topic, either for the purpose of examination or professional development.
*This is a short course offered at 35hrs. No assesment or Certificate is involved in this course. Students may sit on external examination conducted by ACCA after the course.
F9 paper — Financial Management
To develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager - relating to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.
P1 paper — Governance, Risk and Ethics
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in carrying out the role of the accountant relating to governance, internal control, compliance, and the management of risk within an organisation - in the context of an overall ethical framework.
P2 paper — Corporate Reporting (Singapore)
To apply knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.
P3 paper — Business Analysis
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through business process and structural change, coordinating knowledge systems and information technology, and by managing quality processes, projects, and people.
Choose any 2:
P4 paper — Advanced Financial Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organisation.
P5 paper — Advanced Performance Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.
P6 paper — Advanced Taxation (Singapore)
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.
P7 paper — Advanced Audit & Assurance (Singapore)
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in analysing, evaluating, concluding and reporting on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.
ACCA Examination Regulations
- All modules must be sat in order
- Maximum of four papers to be taken in one sitting
- The three Essentials papers do not have to be sat together
- Papers within a module may be sat in any order but ACCA recommends that they should be sat in numerical order
- Papers from a variety of modules may be sat at any one time. i.e. Knowledge and Skills or Skills and Essentials
- Students have 10 years to pass all the examinations
- The pass mark for all examinations is 50%
- In addition to the above 14 papers, students are required to study and sit an online module in Professional ethics. It is recommended that this is studied at the same time as P1.
For more information on the ACCA syllabus, please refer to www.accaglobal.com