Overview

The Academy of Business Leaders is offering students a unique opportunity to enrol in a work study programme that will accelerate, enhance and fast track their career in Accounts. The first year of this programme will offer nine ACCA modules and the opportunity to apply skills to the workplace on an apprenticeship basis. This is an excellent chance for students to obtain knowledge in the classroom, gain skills in the training room and become competent within the workplace. This challenging and rewarding programme is ideal for budding accountants who wish to enter into the accounting and finance sector and/or progress to complete the ACCA professional qualifications.

This qualification is currently the only one of its kind worldwide. Learners will develop an understanding of current practice together with specialist analytical skills and knowledge in a range of aspects of financial management and accounting, This qualification specifically aims to:

  • Provide an intensive, academically demanding and applied programme that both critically evaluates and synthesises current academic concepts, theories and research to address key issues in Accounting and Finance (AF).
  • Enable students to develop purposefully and refine their own comprehensive ‘toolbox’ of AF techniques and encouraging them to practice the application of such tools.
  • Equip students with specialist analytical skills and knowledge to take advantage of opportunities and minimise threats within the complex real world environment.
  • Facilitate students in the development of the deeper subject specific knowledge and skills in applied settings.
  • Setting in place an approach to lifelong learning and the acquisition of skills which will enable you to apply a structured and reflective approach to both personal development and contribution to society.
  • Develop students’ problem-solving and decision-making skills and judgment in the field of AF.

Programme Type

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom environment.

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  • Duration
    30 Months
  • Start date
    7 Oct 2019
  • Delivery Mode
    Classroom
  • Credits
    N/A

Awarding Body

MQRIC Accredited

The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) deems this Professional Programme (Equivalent to a Masters Programme) to be at Level 7 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

Entry Criteria

Learners should have a background in Accounts/Business Studies or have an A Level in accounts or similar qualification and be fluent in written and spoken English.

Mode of Assessment

Candidates need to successfully complete a series of examinations.

Course Outline



What is the ACCA Accelerated programme?

Our ACCA accelerated work study programme, is an opportunity to both learn and apply knowledge within the field of accountancy. This 36 month full time programme offers selected candidates a paid work placement at a leading organisation as well as fully sponsored studies!.

During the 1st year of this programme successful students will earn a Level 6 MQF Diploma in Professional Accountancy and obtain the Level 6 MQF ACCA Fundamentals Qualification. Students who continue to the 2nd year will earn a full Level 7 ACCA Professional Qualification allowing them to become warranted accountant.

Who is it for?

This challenging but rewarding programme is ideal for budding accountants who wish to enter the accounting and finance sector and progress to complete the ACCA Professional-level exams.
 
How does this vary from the ACCA route?

Students commence with an intense three month full-time study bootcamp which covers the first 3 modules of our Level 6 Diploma in Professional Accountancy. These modules give students a sound foundation to then enter the world of work and commence a three day per week work placement. Allowing two days for students to attend daytime lectures, have extra time to study and sit for mock examinations.

Does the ACCA accelerate route prepare students to the same level as other ACCA programmes? 

Most definitely.The ACCA Accelerated programme is a more intense route for students. The end qualification is the same, with students graduating with 13 ACCA exams, 7 of which are received through exemption.  Plus the benefit of also earning a fully accredited and internationally recognised Diploma in Professional Accountancy.

Students cover the similar hours of tuition to ACCA students. The added value is that more study time is allocated to students during the week. We believe that students gain a lot from day time lectures and study time rather than having only the evenings/weekends to attend lectures and to study.

Are the exams easier?

No. Exams sat through TQUK's Diploma in Accountancy at our Academy are of the same quality and standard as that of other ACCA exams. Our delivery and assessment for ACCA content needs to be up to 80% similar to all other ACCA exams in order for students to receive ACCA exemptions.

We have gone through a stringent assessment process with ACCA. We value the integrity of the accountancy profession and want to be sure that our students leave with the same value.

Our intention is not to deliver a lower quality or easier programme, instead we aim to add value to the students’ experience by offering our students a structured programme that is integrated with work exposure, allocates study time, provides day time lectures and carries out regular/frequent assessments.

How do the ACCA exemptions work?

Once students successfully complete the diploma, students will be exempted from 7 ACCA foundation level exams. Once students graduate from the diploma, students will move towards the ACCA professional exams.

What if I fail one of the exams?

Just like any other institution we do hold resits. Resits are planned into the academic year. Students will not be able to follow onto the second year of the programme until they have achieved a pass rate for all subjects for the first year.

Further queries?

Feel free to contact us on 2247 0736 or via email debbie@businessleaders.edu.mt

ACCA Contact Details
ACCA Connect
110 Queen Street
Glasgow G1 3BX
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)141 582 2000
E: info@accaglobal.com
W: www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student.html

Benefits for individuals

  • An opportunity for students to fast track their accounting and finance career through support provided by our tutors.
  • Euro 9,050 worth of ACCA tuition sponsored by your employer!
  • A paid work placement with an industry leader.
  • A diploma delivered by subject experts who work in key roles within the accounting field.
  • Training by industry professionals to develop the soft skills for that extra edge.
  • A more applied and empowered approach to learning.
  • A fully-fledged programme that leads to ACCA accreditation.
  • By the end of the 1st year, successful students will receive two internationally reocgnised and accredited qualifications mapped at level 6 on the MQF/EQF.

Benefits for employers

  • Fully fledged programme that prepares your new workforce for the work placement
  • A fast track to recruit talent and immerse new employees into the workforce whilst still building their knowledge and skills
  • A great solution to attract recruits who may otherwise have opted for full time study

Course Modules

Module 1: Principles of Accounting

  • Understand the role of the accounting function in a business
  • Understand how financial information is used within a business
  • Understand financial statements and their interrelationships
  • Prepare financial statements for specific purposes

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Klara Grech, Justin Borg

Module 2: Principles of Business Finance

  • Understand the importance of finance to businesses
  • Understand sources of finance
  • Understand the investment opportunities available to businesses
  • Understand regulation issues relevant to business finance

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Noel Cassar, Maria Giulia Pace

Module 3: Management Accounting and Finance

  • Analyse financial data and information
  • Understand investment appraisal techniques used to evaluate projected financial returns on investment
  • Understand the use of financial information systems to support senior managers in planning and controlling activities
  • Understand behavioural aspects of management control systems
  • Understand the use of performance measurement systems

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Alexia Busuttil, Maurice Cachia

Module 4: Management Accounting

  • Understand techniques used for specialist cost and management accounting
  • Understand techniques used for decision-making
  • Understand budgetary control systems
  • Prepare forecasts and budgets for a business
  • Understand performance monitoring against budgets within a business

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Alexia Busuttil, Carmelo Borg

Module 5: Financial Reporting Processes

  • Understand issues in the financial reporting regulatory framework
  • Understand the characteristics and limitations of financial information
  • Prepare and present single entity and consolidated financial statements from complete or incomplete records which conform to IFRS
  • Interpret financial statements
  • Understand the roles of directors, company secretaries and auditors in the financial management process

Duration: N/A
Start Date: 17 May 2019
Trainer s: Maryna Lisova, Olga Peremot

Module 6: Principles and Techniques of Financial Management

  • Understand the function of financial management
  • Understand working capital management techniques
  • Use working capital management techniques
  • Perform investment appraisal and draw conclusions
  • Calculate cash flows for investment projects
  • Evaluate alternative sources of business finance
  • Understand how to choose sources of finance and investment
  • Understand risk management techniques used in financial management

Duration: N/A
Trainer : Noel Cassar

Module 7: Auditing Principles and Practice

  • Understand regulatory and conceptual frameworks of auditing
  • Understand the principles and practice of planning and conducting audit work
  • Understand the principles and practice of internal control, internal audit and internal review

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Olga Peremot , Irina Barladean

Module 8: Principles and Practice of Business Law

  • Understand the legal system and the selected areas of the laws of contract, torts, and employment
  • Understand legal rules and regulations which apply to business organisations
  • Understand the relationship between legal rules, which apply to the operation of business organisations
  • Understand the interactions between legal rules in the operation of business, and business organisations
  • Understand the principles of securities law
  • Understand the principles of company law, corporate behaviour and legal liabilities

Duration: N/A
Trainer s: Ilona Schembri , Robert Attard

Module 9: Principles of Taxation

  • Understand the purpose of taxation
  • Understand the role of taxation legislation, practice and administration
  • Understand corporation tax calculations
  • Calculate tax for a company or group of companies
  • Calculate tax for partnerships and limited liability partnerships
  • Calculate tax for an individual
  • Calculate the capital gains tax liability following disposal of different types of assets
  • Give advice on options for tax planning

Duration: N/A
Trainer : Robert Attard

Module 10: ACCA Professional Paper - Strategic Business Leader

·         Apply excellent leadership and ethical skills to set the ‘tone from the top’ and promote a positive culture within the organisation, adopting a whole organisation perspective in managing performance and value creation.
 
·         Evaluate the effectiveness of the governance and agency system of an organisation and recognise the responsibility of the board or other agents towards their stakeholders, including the organisation’s social responsibilities and the reporting implications.
 
·         Evaluate the strategic position of the organisation against the external environment and the availability of internal resources, to identify feasible strategic options.
 
·         Analyse the risk profile of the organisation and of any strategic options identified, within a culture of responsible risk management.
 
·         Select and apply appropriate information technologies and data analytics, to analyse factors affecting the organisation’s value chain to identify strategic opportunities and implement strategic options within a framework of robust IT security controls.
 
·         Evaluate management reporting and internal control and audit systems to ensure compliance and the achievement of organisation’s objectives and the safeguarding of organisational assets
 
·         Apply high level financial techniques from Skills exams in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic options and actions.
 
·         Enable success through innovative thinking, applying best in class strategies and disruptive technologies in the management of change; initiating, leading and organising projects, while effectively managing talent and other business resources.
 
·         Apply a range of Professional Skills in addressing requirements within the Strategic Leader examination and in preparation for, or to support, current work experience.

Duration: 3 Months

Module 11: ACCA Professional Paper - Strategic Business Reporting

·         Apply fundamental ethical and professional principles to ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of unethical behaviour
 
·         Evaluate the appropriateness of the financial reporting framework and critically discuss changes in accounting regulation
 
·         Apply professional judgement in the reporting of the financial performance of a range of entities

·         Prepare the financial statements of groups of entities
 
·         Interpret financial statements for different stakeholders
 
·         Communicate the impact of changes and potential changes in accounting regulation on financial reporting

Duration: 30 Months

Module 12: ACCA Professional Paper - Advanced Taxation

•Apply further knowledge and understanding of the Maltese tax system through the study of further taxes and tax incentives, together with more advanced topics within the taxes studied previously

•Identify and evaluate the impact of relevant taxes on various situations and courses of action, including the interaction of taxes

•Provide advice on minimising and/or deferring tax liabilities by the use of standard tax planning measures

•Communicate with clients, the Inland Revenue and VAT Departments and other professionals in an appropriate manner.

Duration: N/A

Module 13: ACCA Professional Paper - Advanced Audit & Assurance

·         Recognise the legal and regulatory environment and its impact on audit and assurance practice
 
·         Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on an assurance or other service engagement within a professional and ethical framework
 
·         Assess and recommend appropriate quality control policies and procedures in practice management and recognise the auditor’s position in relation to the acceptance and retention of professional appointments
 
·         Identify and formulate the work required to meet the objectives of audit assignments and apply the International Standards on Auditing
 
·         Evaluate findings and the results of work performed and draft suitable reports on assignments
 
·         Identify and formulate the work required to meet the objectives of non-audit assignments
 
·         Understand the current issues and developments relating to the provision of audit-related and assurance services

Duration: 3 Months

Trainers

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