About This Course
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. The Association aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. The body supports 188,000 fully qualified members and 480,000 students worldwide, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers.
Application forms can be collected from the Administration Office at the JIPS offices. Application forms have to be accompanied with:
- Two passport–size photographs,
- Copy of proof of identity (i.e. ID or Birth certificate) and
- Certified true copies of the relevant examination results.
All applicants must fulfill the minimum qualification requirements to register for ACCA.
The minimum entry requirements are:
- Two A Level passes plus 3 GCSE passes in five separate subjects (including English and Mathematics) or equivalent, or
- A minimum average grade of C+ in KCSE (grade C or above including English and Mathematics).
- A degree / recognized Holders of higher qualifications may attract exemptions from some of the ACCA examinations.
Students with non-relevant degree may be exempt from some papers in the Fundamental Level and those with relevant degree from an accredited institution may be exempt from all nine papers in the Fundamentals Level. Please refer to the ACCA Exemptions Calculator available on the ACCA website.
Minimum age 16.
Student can opt to complete Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) Diploma first and then transfer to the skills module of the ACCA qualification by claiming exemption from the first three papers in the Knowledge module.
- ABE Certificate (Association of Business Executive)
- CPA Part 1 holders
- KCSE C–, O-Levels Certificate or equivalent
- Kenya Accounting Technician Course (KATC) Intermediate & final
ACCA New Syllabus
- Business & Technology (BT)
- Management Accounting (MA)
- Financial Accounting (FA)
- Corporate & Business Law (CL)
- Performance Management (PM)
- Taxation (TX)
- Financial Reporting (FR)
- Audit & Assurance (AA)
- Financial Management (FM)
- Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
- Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
- Advanced Financial Mgt (AFM)
- Advanced Performance Mgt (APM)
- Advanced Taxation (ATX)
- Advanced Audit & Assurance (AAA)
Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) Degree In Applied Accounting
To qualify for Oxford Brookes, ACCA students need to meet the English Language requirements before sitting for FR.
FIA Suite of Awards
The FIA qualification consists of Introductory Certificate and Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting and Diploma in Accounting and Business. All the papers are designed to test the knowledge and understanding you will need to work in accounting support roles. A basic illustration of the syllabus structure is provided below:
- FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
- MA1 Management Information
- FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
- MA2 Managing Costs and Finances
- FBT Business & Technology
- FMA Management Accounting
- FFA Financial Accounting
What do you need to do in order to gain ACCA membership?
To qualify as an ACCA member you will need to complete:
- 13 exams (Nine of which are eligible for exemption)
- Three years relevant practical experience
- Professional Ethics module
You can take a max of 4 papers every six months consecutively, combining it with working
experience, it can take you 3 to 4 years to become an ACCA member.