Preparatory Course for ACCA - Foundations Certificate in Financial Management (FFM)

Foundations Certificate in Financial Management (FFM) introduces students to different ways of managing finance within an organisation with the aim of enhancing business performance. This includes planning and controlling of cash flow in both the short and long term, how to manage capital investment decisions and managing trade credit for an efficient flow of cash.

Entry Requirements
  • At least 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.5 or pass in English language at GCE ‘O’ level or its equivalent
  • Mature student entry – over 21 years old with minimum of 1 year working experience
  • Completion of the Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting will be accepted as fulfilling minimum entry
Who is this course for?

The Certificate is suitable for those aspiring to work or already working in:

  • A junior accounts clerk/junior book keeper role in an SME.
  • Range of junior auditing administration roles within an auditing department of a larger organisation or financial shared service centre.
  • Audit assistant, tax assistant, budget personnel
Course Objective

On successful completing of this paper, a candidate should be able to:

  • Explain and apply the principles of working capital management
  • Apply a range of accounting techniques used to forecast cash within the organisation
  • Describe methods and procedures for managing cash balances
  • Explain principles in making medium to long term financing decisions
  • Explain and apply principles in making capital investment decisions
  • Describe credit management methods and procedures
Course Duration

Duration
Part/Full time: 6 Months

Intakes
For June examination:
January, May (revision) annually

For December examination:
July, November (revision) annually

Course Assessment

Students will be given a mock test per paper during course of study, as well as regular homework assignments and in-class exercises.

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered via lectures, simulations and directed independent study.

Award of Certificate

The Certificate is awarded by ACCA.

Teacher Student Ratio
1 : 70
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