Syllabus for the ACCA Advanced Diploma (F1-F9) course

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The ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business F1-F9 consists of the first to ninth papers of the full ACCA qualification:

AB: Accountant in Business (F1)
MA: Management Accounting (F2)
FA: Financial Accounting (F3)
LW: Corporate & Business Law (ENG) (F4)
PM: Performance Management (F5)
TX: Taxation (UK) (F6)
FR: Financial Reporting (F7)
AA: Audit and Assurance (F8)
FM: Financial Management (F9)

The course covers the fundamentals of accounting systems and the financial processes used within businesses, as well as detailing the professional and ethical skills needed within an accountancy practice. See below for a summary of the learning outcomes of each paper.

AB Accountant in Business (F1)

Learn about the business and its environment, and the influence this has on how organisations are structured. Discover the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation.

MA Management Accounting (F2)

Develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.

FA Financial Accounting (F3)
Understand the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and develop proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements.

LW Corporate and Business Law (ENG) (F4)

Develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business. Learn to recognise when there is the need to seek further specialist legal advice.

PM Performance Management (F5)

Develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation, and control.

TX Taxation (UK) (F6)

Develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.

FR Financial Reporting (F7)

Understand and apply accounting standards and theory in the preparation of financial statements and learn how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.

AA Audit and Assurance (F8)

Develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

FM Financial Management (F9)

Develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.

This course also includes FREE Xero Advisor Certification in cloud-based accounting.

Key course information:

  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Level 6 qualification – equivalent to Bachelor’s degree level
  • Nine online units with nine computer-based exams sat at an external test centre
  • Typically completed in 25 months, with tuition support available for 36 months.
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