Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with 424,000 students and 147,000 members in 170 countries. We aim to offer the first choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
We deliver our qualifications in partnership with many organisations. We operate 21 joint examination schemes with national bodies around the world and work closely with 420 registered tuition providers and 7,500 employers of accountants and finance professionals. We aim to support our students and members throughout their careers, delivering services through a network of nearly 80 offices and centres.
We use our expertise and experience to work with governments, donor agencies and professional bodies to develop the accounting profession. We aim to achieve and promote the highest professional, ethical and governance standards and advance the public interest.
ACCA's reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing accounting and financial qualifications. Our long traditions are complemented by modern thinking, backed by a young, dynamic membership.
Our suit of Qualifications
ACCA Professional – Divided into 2 Parts, Fundamentals (Knowledge and Skills) and Professional, this qualification leads to one becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. Exemptions may be awarded based on the qualification that one holds. No exemptions are awarded at the final level (Professional). The entry requirements are:
- Minimum: 2 A levels and 3 O Levels
- If no qualifications, individuals are required to be 21 years old and must pass the first 2 papers of part 1 before they proceed with the rest of the syllabus. (This is the Mature Student Entry Requirement - MSER)
- Dip FM complete
- CABS and DABS (UB/BICAC)
- HND ABS (BICAC)
- Degree in Accounting/Accounting & Finance (UB) - eligible for exemptions
- Business related Degree
- Non Accounting/ Business degree
CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) - This is a Technician level qualification which is designed to equip the individual with all the necessary technical skills and knowledge required to fulfill a support role in accountancy. Upon completion of the course one may move directly to Part 2 of the ACCA professional scheme. The entry requirements are:
- Minimum: age 16 years and basic education
DipFM (Diploma in Financial Management) - This is a post graduate diploma for non finance managers. The entry requirements are:
- A recognised degree, higher national certificate/diploma or a non-accounting professional qualification
- If no qualifications; individuals must be at least 23 years of age, ability to demonstrate with an employer’s reference that the diploma will be relevant to your work. If you are self-employed, a reference from an accountant, solicitor/attorney or bank manager will be required.
ACCA/BICA Fees & Initial Registration
The following fees are applicable in 2017 and are subject to change without written notice.
|Initial Registration (IR-payable on registration)||GBP 40 +||P 400|
|Annual Subscription (Payable on 1 January following date of registration)||GBP 95 +||P 50 Admin Fee|
|Examination Fees - payable before each exam:||
|Knowledge||GBP 72 per paper +||P 50 Admin Fee|
|Skills||GBP 97 per paper +||P 50 Admin Fee|
|Professional||GBP 121 per paper +||P 50 Admin Fee|
|Exemption fees are the same as examination fees.|
|Re-registration fees:||GBP 79 + amount owing at the time of suspension from the ACCA register +||re-registration fee P 740 + P50 administration fee|
|BICA Banking details = STANBIC BANK, FAIRGROUNDS BRANCH|
|BICA/ACCA GBP A/C – 9060001710554 (For fees due to ACCA)|
|BICA/ACCA – 9060000684177 (For fees due to BICA)|
|* Deposit slips/cheque to be submitted to BICA along with the application form and supporting documentation|
ACCA IMPORTANT DATES
|EXAM ENTRY PERIOD||EARLY||STANDARD||LATE|
|March Exam Session||14 Nov 2016||30 Jan 2017||6 Feb 2017|
|June Exam Session||13 Feb 2017||1 May 2017||8 May 2017|
Note: Please submit your application or on-line registration and certified copies of certificates + transcripts or AAT statement of achievement for all levels + identity document+ passport photo.
If you need text books you may order from Books Botswana at 3552272/ 3552275. They are situated at the University of Botswana main campus in Gaborone.