ACCA Exams

The ACCA qualification has 13 exams with a total of three important sub-sections which are Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. The applied knowledge level that focuses on essential accounting and finance knowledge includes 3 exams - Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA). 

The applied skills level is concerned with developing finance skills and has 6 exams- Corporate and Business Law (LW), Performance Management (PM), Taxation (TX), Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM). 

Strategic professional which preps students for leadership roles includes 2 compulsory and 2 optional exams. Strategic Business Leader (SBL) and Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) are part of the essential exams while for options, you can choose 2 from the following- Advanced Financial Management (AFM), Advanced Performance Management (APM), Advanced Taxation (ATX) and Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA). 

 

*Information taken from ACCA Qualification structure and requirements in ACCA global.

ACCA Exams

ACCA Exam fees

The ACCA exam fee has to be paid for every exam that you enter. Students sitting for their exam in a special or unlisted centre will be required to pay an additional local invigilation and accommodation fees. The exam fees are subjected to change and it’s advisable to look up the ACCA Global Website for accurate fee listing.

LSBF in Singapore does not host any ACCA exam and only charges the tuition fees. The entire exam fees paid by students go to the statutory body which is ACCA Global. Also, the exam fees mentioned on the LSBF in Singapore website is specific to students in Singapore. Here is a general idea of requisite fees and students can check the official site for more.


From September 2022, ACCA will be introducing professional skills marks into the ACCA Strategic Professional Options exams.

Please find below for the information and changes being introduced:

To better prepare students for the role of finance professionals the Options exams will have 20 marks awarded for professional skills which are demonstrated throughout the exam.
These changes will be incorporated from September 2022 in the following exams:
• Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
• Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
• Advanced Performance Management (APM)

And from June 2023 in the following exam:
• Advanced Taxation (ATX)*
*Including ATX-SGP

The exam duration will remain the same allowing students to more effectively manage their time to answer the 80 marks allocated for showing mastery of their technical specialism.

The professional skills which will be assessed (will be the same as Strategic Business Leader (SBL) but tailored to reflect the specialist content)
• Communication
• Commercial acumen
• Analysis and evaluation
• Scepticism (and judgement)

Resources to support students
Ethics and Professional Skills module
• Professional skills assessed in the Options are fully explored and developed throughout the Ethics and Professional Skills module (EPSM)
• Students who complete EPSM in advanced will have a 20% better success rate.
• Students should aim to compete EPSM in advance of sitting their Options exam

Ahead of the changes being introduced ACCA will provide full support through usual communication channels and signposted on Study Support Resources section.

https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/exam-support-resources.html

 

     
Initial registration Re-registration Annual subscription 2022
£89 £89 £116

Exemption fees

Exemptions are awarded based on your present qualification in the following papers: 

  • The Foundation level qualifications 
  • The nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification.

There are no exemptions awarded in the Strategic Professional exams of the ACCA Qualification or for any exam within the post-professional qualifications. Also, there is no exemption available on the basis of work experience. Students can make use of the ACCA Exemption Calculator to check if they are eligible for an exemption.  

*Source- ACCA Exam exemptions

   
Applied Knowledge exams Applied Skills exams
£98 £123
         
Applied Skills Ethics and Professional Skills Strategic Professional (essentials) Strategic Business Reporting Strategic Professional (options)
December 2022 standard entry (Closes 31 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £143 £86 December 2022 standard entry (Closes 31 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £245 December 2022 standard entry (Closes 31 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT)  - £190  December 2022 standard entry (Closes 31 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £190
December 2022 late entry (Closes 7 November 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £365   December 2022 late entry (Closes 7 November 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £394 December 2022 late entry (Closes 7 November 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £394 December 2022 standard entry (Closes 7 November 2022 at 23:59 GMT) - £394

*Information taken from ACCA fees and Charge (Singapore fees option)

The dates pertain to ACCA 2022 and 2023 exam schedule and students must log in from their personal account to check their exam time-table. 

    DECEMBER 2022 - The exam dates are 5 to 9 December    
Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday
Audit and Assurance (AA) Taxation (TX) Performance Management (PM) Financial Reporting (FR) Financial Management (FM)
Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
Advanced Taxation (ATX) UK, ZAF
Advanced Performance Management (APM)
Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)  Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
Advanced Taxation (ATX)
CYP, HKG, IRL, MLA, MYS, SGP
  Corporate and Business Law (LW)  
   

  

          
         
    MARCH 2023 - The exam dates are 6 to 10 March    
Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday
Audit and Assurance (AA) Taxation (TX) Performance Management (PM) Financial Reporting (FR) Financial Management (FM)

Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) INT, IRL, SGP, UK

Advanced Taxation (ATX) UK Advanced Performance Management (APM) Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) INT, IRL, UK Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  Strategic Business Leader (SBL) 
Advanced Taxation (ATX)
   

* BT, MA, FA and LW examinations (variants English and Global) are available as on-demand CBE only. (As per ACCA Global)

* Other Foundation-level exams are available as on-demand CBE only.

** Above information is taken from official ACCA website exam timetables.

Students in Singapore need to check their local start time which will be available on the exam planner and the exam dockets. You can also download exam dockets through your myACCA account. These dockets are available two weeks after standard entry closes and contain all essential details - your exam timetable, desk assigned for each paper and address of the exam centre.

The exam starting times spans across five different time zones:

Zone 1 – 08:00

Zone 2 – 10:00

Zone 3 – 14:00

Zone 4 - 15:00

Zone 5 – 17:00

 

*Information taken from important dates section of ACCA Global

You can check your ACCA exam results online through the exam status report. Start by logging on to myACCA and click on the ‘Exam Status and Results’ section. Then click on 'View your status report'

*Information taken from important dates section of ACCA Global

The myACCA account is essential for all ACCA students as it offers information relevant to your qualification and level. Login is simple and requires your student registration (ID) number and password. Also, make sure to keep your contact details updated as that will make receiving important messages like exam results more convenient.

Your myACCA account also allows you to update contact details or change it using ACCA Connect. Students are required to inform ACCA Contact of any change in their personal information and provide relevant copies of your documentation through mail.

*Information sourced from myACCA page of Global ACCA

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