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Foundation in Accountancy

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ACCA’S SUITE OF ENTRY-LEVEL ACCOUNTING AWARDS EXPLAINED

Foundations in Accountancy

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FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY

“The accountancy profession at every level is constantly evolving to meet the needs and demands of how businesses operate and nowhere is this more apparent than at an accounting-support level. The accounting technician of today and tomorrow needs a rigorous and flexible qualification to help them contribute to business performance and an ever-changing business landscape.

ACCA’s suite of entry-level awards – Foundations in Accountancy – has been developed after consultation with all our key stakeholders, with employers and students in mind. This suite of qualifications includes a revised Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification, which will provide employers with access to competent and ethical technicians, trained to consistent standards, with built-in flexibility to allow for skills to be tailored to meet different business needs and environments. And it will offer those starting out in their accountancy career flexible and tailored routes to accounting-support roles, leading to high-performing and rewarding career options for those who progress to the ACCA Qualification.” Aude Leonetti Acting executive director – learning

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INTRODUCTION

ACCA’s entry-level suite of awards – Foundations in Accountancy – is being introduced after detailed consultation which commenced in 2008 with ACCA stakeholders, including employers, learning providers, members, students, other professional accountancy bodies and regulators.

Foundations in Accountancy will provide even greater access to the ACCA Qualification and aims to satisfy the needs of employers by allowing individuals to choose from a flexible range of qualifications which will help them develop the relevant technical knowledge and practical skills required to perform in accounting technician roles. As a professional accountancy body which champions innovation, ACCA’s...

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