ACCA – Accountant in Business

This is the first subject in the ACCA Qualification and falls under the Applied Knowledge Level. The main aim of this subject is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the business environment and the effect it has on how organisations and accountants operate. It addresses the role of the accountant and other key business functions in contributing to an efficient and effective organisation. On completion of this subject you will have the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of effective management.

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Description

This is the first subject in the ACCA Qualification and falls under the Applied Knowledge Level. The main aim of this subject is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the business environment and the effect it has on how organisations and accountants operate. It addresses the role of the accountant and other key business functions in contributing to an efficient and effective organisation. On completion of this course you will have the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of effective management.

Accreditation

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Overview

• The purpose and types of business and how they interact with key stakeholders and the external environment
• Business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
• The function of accountancy and audit in communicating, reporting and assuring financial information and effective financial control and compliance
• The principles of authority and leadership and how teams and individuals are recruited, managed, motivated and developed
• Importance of personal effectiveness as the basis for effective team and organisational behaviour
• All aspects of business and finance should be conducted in a manner which complies with accepted professional ethics and values

Qualification

This is a subject that is part of a national qualification. At the end of this subject you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Requirements

Grade 12 with a good understanding of English and Mathematics.

If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, you will need to complete this course under the Foundations in Accountancy series. If you complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business in the Foundations in Accountancy series you will be able to transfer over to the ACCA Qualification, claim exemption from the Applied Knowledge level and continue your studies from the Applied Skills Level onwards. Please visit the Foundations in Accountancy programme page for more information the courses that fall within its scope.

Duration

This course can be completed in 3- 6 months

Packages

Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

• Textbooks
• Study guides
• Workbooks - Not for all subjects
• Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Online Classroom

The Full Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

• Video Kit
• Study maps
• Study plans
• Lecturer/Concept videos
• Quizzes
• Assessment downloads and uploads
• SACOB Student Forum

Assessment

This subject can be sat on demand, so when you feel ready to sit the exam you can do so at a two hour Computer Based Exam at a centre near you or if you’d prefer to do a paper-based exam you can do so in June and December.

A maximum of four subjects can be taken per exam sitting. You will need to obtain 50% per exam in order to pass.

What's next

You can continue your studies with SACOB and ACCA and complete more subjects that make up this qualification.