Course Information

ACCA Strategic Professional (ACCA Strategic Professional)

General Information

Contact Email

support@accountancyschool.ie

Phone

+35319061351

Address

AccountancySchool.ie
34 Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Dublin 2

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates

Application Deadline – 31/01/2024

Start Date – February 2024

End Date – February 2025

About this Course

This course has been developed with the aim to provide participants with high level skills in finance and management.

To be eligible for the Strategic Professional course, learners must have passed or qualify for exemptions from all of the Applied Skills subjects of the ACCA qualification. That is BT/FA/MA/LW/FR/FM/AA/PM/TX ACCA subjects. We will request copy’s of your results or exemptions when you apply for the course.

On this course, participants will learn how to manage risk, deal with change management, and learn key principles of governance in business. Participants will learn how to make strategic business decisions while demonstrating sound professional and ethical judgment. The course will foster participants entrepreneurial ability by teaching them the necessary skills to develop their own business ideas.
With increased automation and globalisation there is a demand for high quality finance professionals whose skills primarily lie in strategic business thinking, financial analysis, and corporate governance/regulation. Finance professionals who are innovative, creative, and work collaboratively are highly regarded in the labour market.

The cost of this ACCA Strategic Professional course is 540€ for anyone who is employed, for anyone unemployed there is no fee. Our finance team will issue an invoice directly to you in the coming weeks after your application has been accepted and payment can then be made.

Objectives

To be eligible for the Strategic Professional course, learners must have passed or qualify for exemptions from all of the Applied Skills subjects of the ACCA qualification. That is BT/FA/MA/LW/FR/FM/AA/PM/TX ACCA subjects.

On Completion of the course, students should have passed all of Strategic Professional exams and be eligible to become an ACCA Accountant.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Strategic Professional course, learners must have passed or qualify for exemptions from all of the Applied Skills subjects of the ACCA qualification. That is BT/FA/MA/LW/FR/FM/AA/PM/TX ACCA subjects.

Decisions on exemptions will be made by the ACCA based RPL policy (link below) and will be based on previous course of study such as a cognate degree (Accounting, Business, Finance etc) or on successfully completing previous subjects with the ACCA.

ACCA Exemption Guide https://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/ACCA_Global/Learning%20Providers/exempt/2021/exemption-accreditation-handbook.pdf

ACCA Exemption guide calculator is also provided to assist learners https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/help/exemptions calculator.html

Further Details

This course has been developed with the aim to provide participants with high level skills in finance and management.

On this course, participants will learn how to manage risk, deal with change management, and learn key principles of governance in business. Participants will learn how to make strategic business decisions while demonstrating sound professional and ethical judgment. The course will foster participants entrepreneurial ability by teaching them the necessary skills to develop their own business ideas.
With increased automation and globalisation there is a demand for high quality finance professionals whose skills primarily lie in strategic business thinking, financial analysis, and corporate governance/regulation. Finance professionals who are innovative, creative, and work collaboratively are highly regarded in the labour market.

Through this course participants will develop transversal skills relating to creativity, innovation, critical and analytical thinking, communication, and business acumen through study of: strategic leadership, change management, corporate governance; financial reporting and data analysis; and problem-solving. Additionally, participants will develop sector specific skills such as: audit and assurance; taxation; information technology; and data analytics.

Statistics provided by Educate-direct on behalf of the ACCA indicate strong demand such candidates. It points out that there are 1,000 students registered with ACCA in Ireland who are eligible to take the course. That number is growing as new students qualify through earlier levels of ACCA.
All lectures will be streamed live and recorded and means it is accessible to participants in any part of the country ensuring regional and national reach.

Statistics provided by Educate-direct on behalf of the ACCA indicate strong demand such candidates. It points out that there are 1,000 students registered with ACCA in Ireland who are eligible to take the course. That number is growing as new students qualify through earlier levels of ACCA.
All lectures will be streamed live and recorded and means it is accessible to participants in any part of the country ensuring regional and national reach.

The course has two compulsory subjects (SBL,SBR) and two options from 4 (ATX,AAA,APM,AFM) delivered fulltime over the period mentioned below.

The 4 chosen courses must be completed in exam sessions:

  • June 2024
  • September 2024
  • December 2024
  • March 2025

Evening classes usually take place from 6.30pm – 9.45pm and weekend classes from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

SBL: Strategic Business Leader – learners will learn skills involving strategic leadership; principles of corporate
governance; finance in planning/decision-making; enabling success in change management; the impact of technology and
data analytics

SBR: Strategic Business Reporting – learners will learn fundamental ethical and professional principles; the financial
reporting framework; reporting the financial performance of a range of entities

AFM: Advanced Financial Management – the role of senior financial adviser in the multinational organisation;
Treasury/advanced risk management techniques; acquisitions and mergers

APM: Advanced Performance Management – strategic planning/control; performance evaluation and corporate failure;
information systems and technology

ATX: Advanced Taxation – knowledge and understanding of the Irish tax system

AAA: Advanced Audit and Assurance – planning and conducting an audit; quality control and practice management;
completion, review, and reporting

BMF: Building My Future – Communication skills and personal career development

PER: Supervised work experience – learners pursuing ACCA qualifications must complete supervised work experience
known as the Practical Experience Requirement (PER)

Timetable Info

Subject timetables are available on our website www.accountancyschool.ie

Delivery Notes

The course is delivered live online and recorded.

Application Procedures