ACCA training

ACCA training in our London business advisory services department

The ACCA is a broad based training programme, however, we have tried to give an idea of the type of work you can expect to be involved in at the different stages of your studies..

By the end of your first year you can expect:

  • to be able to prepare straightforward sets of accounts for smaller clients;
  • to have an understanding of the principles of auditing; and
  • that you have liaised with clients regarding their accounts, audit or taxation matters.

By the end of your second year you can expect:

  • to have been in charge of, or been responsible for ‘senioring’ jobs for small to medium sized businesses;
  • to have supervised more junior members of staff;
  • that you are the main point of contact for some of your clients;
  • that you have developed your auditing and accounts production skills to work on increasingly larger and more complex clients; and
  • that you have helped to produce client management accounts.

By the end of your third year you can expect:

  • that you will have managed large jobs, directly supervising juniors for substantial, complex businesses;
  • to have been the main point of client contact for both the day to day running of jobs and using your increasing commercial awareness to advise them on business strategy;
  • to have prepared management accounts for clients with commentaries advising on budgeting and forecasting; and
  • to be able to judge length and cost of jobs based on expected complexity etc.

Typical clients for ACCA studiers will be limited companies, sole traders, owner-managed businesses and group companies.

For more information on the ACCA syllabus, please visit the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.