Detailed ACCA Syllabus Description
F1 Paper — Accountant in Business
To develop knowledge and understanding of the business environment and the influence this has on how organisations and accountants operate, and of the role of the accountant and other key business functions in contributing to an efficient, effective and ethical organisation, and to build knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of effective management.
F2 Paper — Management Accounting
To develop knowledge and understanding of how to prepare and process basic cost and quantitative information to support management in planning and decision-
To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles, concepts and regulations relating to Financial Accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-
To develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.
F5 paper — Performance Management
To develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-
F6 paper — Taxation (UK)
To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.
F7 paper — Financial Reporting (INT)
To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups, and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.
F8 paper — Audit & Assurance (INT)
To develop knowledge and skills in the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.
F9 paper — Financial Management
To develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager -
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in carrying out the role of the accountant relating to governance, internal control, compliance, and the management of risk within an organisation -
To apply knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.
P3 Paper — Business Analysis
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through business process and structural change, coordinating knowledge systems and information technology, and by managing quality processes, projects, and people.
P5 Paper — Advanced Performance Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.
P7 Paper — Advanced Audit & Assurance (INT)
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgment in analysing, evaluating, concluding and reporting on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments
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FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL (9 papers in total)
• F1 Accountant in Business
• F2 Management Accounting
• F3 Financial Accounting
• F4 Corporate and Business Law
• F5 Performance Management
• F6 Taxation
• F7 Financial Reporting
• F8 Audit and Assurance
• F9 Financial Management
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (5 papers in total)
• P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
• P2 Corporate Reporting
• P3 Business Analysis
OPTIONS MODULES (Pick 2 from 4)
• P4 Advanced Financial Management
• P5 Advanced Performance Management
• P6 Advanced Taxation
• P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance