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Course start date – 25th September 2019.
Applications deadline – 20th September 2019.
Course fee – FREE ( for eligible applicants). Eligibility requirements can be found here.
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The Diploma in Accounting and Business has been designed and developed to target and attract learners for the intended categories by providing them with the fundamental knowledge and principles which provides a broad introduction to financial and management accounting, provides knowledge of business and its operating environment and introduces learners to the core principles of ethics and professionalism through the use of a Foundation in Professionalism case study.
Subjects covered are:
Accountant in Business (FAB/AB). Syllabus and study guide can be found here.
To introduce knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence that this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to it’s efficient, effective and ethical management.
The syllabus includes:
- Business organisation structures, functions and governance
- Accounting and reporting systems, controls and compliance
- Leading and managing individuals and teams
- Personal effectiveness and communication
- Professional ethics in accounting and business.
The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 30 two mark objective questions and 16 one mark objective questions. Section B will contain 6 four mark multi-task question.
Management Accounting (FMA/MA). Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
AIM – To develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts. The syllabus includes:
- The nature, source and purpose of management information
- Cost accounting techniques
- Standard costing
- Performance measurement
The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections. Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 3 ten mark multi-task question – each of which will examine budgeting, standard costing and performance measurement sections of the syllabus.
Financial Accounting (FFA/FA). Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
AIM – To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements
The syllabus includes
- The context and purpose of financial reporting
- The qualitative characteristics of financial information
- The use of double-entry and accounting systems
- Recording transactions and events
- Preparing a trial balance
- Preparing simple consolidated financial statements
The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based examination. The examination will consist of two sections.
Section A will contain 35 two mark objective questions. Section B will contain 2 fifteen mark multi-task questions.
In order to obtain the Diploma in Accounting and Business students will need to successfully undertake FiP — Foundations in Professionalism.In recent years the importance of professionalism and ethics in accountancy has grown.The ACCA has introduced an embedded ethics and professionalism module as a core areas of accountancy education and training with a greater emphasis on ethics and professionalism for Technician and Foundations level qualifications.
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Springboard is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020