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I am motivated to study the ACCA course which predominantly focuses in accounting and finance with other key functional areas of business and organisation. The syllabus of the programme is modernised to address global issues virtually in all aspects of business. Being qualified with ACCA would equip me with complete knowledge and competences in professional capacity for accounting, finance, tax, audit, management, consultancy, marketing, human resource, corporate finance and other areas of business and organisations.
I believe study of ACCA programme will allow me to gain a keen insight into the way business organisations are managed and function. The study will make a stark difference from my past and current study of Advanced Professional Diploma in Management Studies which I topped up with credits awarded for dissertation and gained an MBA. Both these qualifications have prepared me with knowledge in management and business administration.
Though the knowledge from the above qualifications would complement aspects of syllabus, but ACCA is much more than management and business administration. ACCA takes holistic approach to perform complete autopsy of business and explore each part of it with expert skills – these leads to advanced knowledge and skills with professional discourses and provide enhanced abilities. Therefore, the study of ACCA would earn me academic and professional progressions that could make a huge difference to my career and personal accomplishments.
From the study, I will learn to record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate the financial information about business and to work strategically with the executive and management teams by providing expert financial advice on the impacts of management decisions, compliance and governance and the deployment of systems, resources and processes throughout the company.
I will be well conversant with decision making within financial and capital markets and the financial instruments that are traded in those markets and look at how these interactions facilitate the flow of funds and the control of risk. The study will develop my skills and competences in giving tax consultation, audit assurance, marketing planning, human resource management and development. These are special areas of knowledge that would differentiate me from my being as a general MBA Degree holder, and provide me higher skills and competences.
Since the ACCA examination structure is mostly case study base, as I progress with the course, I will develop a wide range of skills, including business and commercial awareness, problem-solving, critical and statistical analysis, report writing skills, decision making ability.
The study will also develop my efficiency in oral and written communication, influencing and negotiation, leadership, people management and other soft skills. Most importantly, as a professional I will be an obliged practitioner of professional ethics and codes, personal value and professional integrity.
The attainments of above knowledge, skills and competences with the prestigious ACCA qualification could potentially secure me career prospects in Auditing, Merchant banking, Government accounting, Public practice, Investment management, Service industries, Manufacturing, Stockbroking, Management consulting, Taxation.
With so much and so many things in stake, I thought over and gain before choosing my tuition provider; and my vote goes for BPP University. With over 35 years of experience, BPP University is an Accounting Specialist University and winner of best professional provider 2013 in the UK.
The tutors are professionally qualified accountants who are financial planning professionals and have a wealth of experience in teaching accounting and finance at all levels for years. The tuition and learning materials hold the highest accolades of ACCA Platinum status. The university have developed excellent links with local business, accountancy practices, national and international finance organisations, banks, insurance companies to ensure students learn what those industries demand and prepare students to be ‘employment ready’ on completion. The university supports professional development throughout the course. There cannot be better tuition provider for ACCA programme that provide highest guarantee for pass while train students as a true professional.