ACCA FIA FAB – Accounting in Business

This is the first subject in the ACCA FIA Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme. On completion of this subject the student will have the understanding of business and its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences such as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security. This course introduces further topics such as the regulatory framework, auditing and governance, the roles of internal and external auditors and introducing the importance of internal control.

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Description

This is the first subject in the ACCA FIA Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme. On completion of this subject the student will have the understanding of business and its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences such as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security. This course introduces further topics such as the regulatory framework, auditing and governance, the roles of internal and external auditors and introducing the importance of internal control.

Accreditation

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Overview

•Types of businesses and how they interact with stakeholders and external environment
•Organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
•The function of accountancy and audit in communicating, reporting and assuring financial information
•Principles of authority and leadership and how teams and individuals are recruited and managed
•Importance of personal effectiveness
•Compliance of accepted professional ethics and professional values

Qualification

At the end of this subject you will be awarded a SACOB certificate of completion. On completion of the FAB, FFA and FMA course, ACCA will award you with a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

Requirements

Grade 12 with a good understanding of English and Mathematics or the completion of the Introductory and/or Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting.

Duration

This subject 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 Computer Based Exam (CBE) centre near you or if you’d prefer to do a paper-based exam you can do so in June and December.

*As ACCA is a professional accountancy body, it is important for them to ensure all students are aware of how to work and act in a professional and ethical manner. Because of this all students will need to complete Foundations in Professionalism. This can be done online and completed either before or after your exams.

What's next

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