Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The ACCA course provides globally recognised accounting knowledge, skills and professional values essential for building successful jobs and careers.

MAT is a Platinum Approved Learning Partner of ACCA for Student Tuition in Uganda. Platinum level approval for Student Tuition guarantees a quality learning experience and is strongly recommended by ACCA, and that our students consistently meet exam results targets, set by meeting or exceeding ACCA’s worldwide pass rates. MAT is an authorized Centre for Computer Based Examinations (CBE) for ACCA. We conduct CBE's most Friday mornings, and at more or less any other time with sufficient prior arrangement.

Why ACCA?
Please read on to find out the reasons why ACCA is your future in finance and accounting…

Biggest
Join ACCA and you are accessing an unrivaled global network of offices, learning providers, examination centres and employers.
•    Students and members in 170 countries
•    Office and centres in nearly 80 countries
•    Partners worldwide

Fastest growing
Every six minutes, somewhere in the world, someone registers as an ACCA student. So will you still stand out from the crowd? Absolutely. ACCA students and members are individuals in every sense, not bound by business-sector or country-border constraints.

World-class reputation
ACCA has been around for over 100 years and in that time we have built a reputation of excellence in qualifications and training that is recognized around the world, especially by employers of accountants.

ACCA Qualification
The ACCA Qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver finance professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors, whether they are working in the public or private sectors, practicing in accounting firms, or pursuing a career in business.
In order to qualify as an ACCA member, you will complete:
•    14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption)
•    Relevant practical experience, with a minimum of three years
•    A Professional Ethics module.

Benefits of CBE

MAT is an authorized Computer Based Examination Centre (CBE) for ACCA. CBE offers you the following benefits:
•    Flexibility - as you can sit CBE at any time of year. And there is no restriction on the number of times you can re-sit the examinations by CBE.
•    Instant feedback - Your result is available at the end of the examination.
•    Results are uploaded by the licensed Centre and will be transferred to your ACCA account within 72 hours.
•    New students, who registered too late for paper based examinations, are still eligible to sit CBE's anytime.

Revision:
Upcountry students who may not be able to attend the full schedule of weekend and evening classes, may find it more convenient to attend revision classes, which are scheduled over short periods, entirely during May and November (download timetable below).

Entry Requirements
2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) / GCE A Level / Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate [grades A- E]
PLUS
5 credit passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) / GCE O Level / Cambridge Overseas School Certificate [grades 1-6]
(in 5 separate subjects including English and Mathematics)
(University) Certificate or Diploma

 

Career Opportunity / Benefits of obtaining the ACCA professional qualification
Having the letters ACCA or FCCA after your name offer a real advantage in a competitive global work place.

They designate the quality of the ACCA Qualification, and they represent membership of a professional body that has professionalism and ethics at its heart.

ACCA’s globally relevant qualifications give people an excellent start in accountancy, finance and business skills. ACCA’s online competency framework also helps to demonstrate the different competencies developed through all parts of the ACCA Qualification (exams, ethics module and experience requirement), lining these competencies to jobs in finance.

It is a valuable tool to illustrate how ACCA members are complete finance professionals and have comprehensive skills set to work in a variety of accounting and finance roles.
Accountancy is a rewarding career, and it could be a route to working at the top of organisations. As well as a challenging and rewarding job, a career in finance offers opportunity and excellent financial reward.

ACCA believes that finance professionals play an important role in every organisation.  As such, working in a role which contributes to the success of an organisation makes accountants respected business professionals.

And choosing accountancy as a career means someone can follow their dreams. This is because finance professionals work in every industry – from banking to fashion to mining to travel and tourism.

Choosing accounting and finance means being in demand with employers everywhere. But don’t take ACCA’s word for it.

There is a wealth of information on ACCA’s website about the benefits of being a professionally trained accountant and where that can get someone in their career.
And ACCA also regularly consults with employers about what they think of the ACCA brand and the qualification. 94% of employers said ACCA was a respected global brand; 90% of employers say that ACCA is a world class organisation and 89% of employers would recommend ACCA to other organisations. In addition, 59% said that ACCA is a global leader in the profession, ahead of the next most mentioned international body at 12%.

So the numbers speak for themselves – a career built on strong foundations with ACCA makes for success. Find out more on ACCA’s website: http://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/qualifications/why-acca.html and our careers portal: https://www.accacareers.com/

Beatrice Isagayite
Head of ACCA Uganda