The ACCA Professional Papers are a continuation from the ACCA Level 6 Fundamentals Qualification which leads students to acquiring the complete Level 7 MQF ACCA Professional Qualification.

Funding Opportunities

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Programme Type

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

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€315 will be refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme.

Fee Includes

  • Tuition by leading industry experts
  • Revision sessions
  • Mock exams
  • Access to all ACCA resources including the ACCA student hub, forums, and webinars
  • Duration
    3 Months
  • Start date
    16 Sep 2019
  • Delivery Mode
  • Credits

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

ACCA Fundamentals Qualification

Mode of Assessment

One Examination per paper

Course Outline

The Professional Papers offered are:

  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL) - commencing September 2019
  • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) - commencing early 2020
  • Advanced Taxation (ATX) - commencing early 2020
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) commencing early 2020

Sessions are delivered by experienced industry professionals and include a mock exams and revision sessions in preparation for the ACCA sittings.

Course Modules

Module 1: Strategic Business Leader (SBL)

On successful completion of this paper, candidates should be able to:
·         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
Start Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module 2: Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)

On successful completion of this paper, candidates should be able to:
·         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
the learning outcomes in Section C of the syllabus can apply to: single entities, groups, public sector entities and not-for profit entities (where appropriate)
·         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: 3 Months
Start Date: 11 Jan 2019

Module 3: Advanced Taxation (ATX)-(MT)

On successful completion of this exam, candidates should be able to:
  • 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: 3 Months
Start Date: 24 Sep 2019

Module 4: Advanced Audit and Assurance

On successful completion of this exam, candidates should be able to:

  • 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
Start Date: 4 Jul 2019


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