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  • Objectives
    This innovative degree allows students to graduate with both high levels of professional exemption and a highly sought-after specialism.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme has been designed for students who want to become qualified accountants with a difference.
  • Academic Title
    Accounting, Audit and Assurance Services, BA Hons
  • Course description
    Accountancy is the process of maintaining and processing financial information to help managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers allocate resources. External auditors provide an independent examination of an organisation’s financial statements to ensure that they accurately represent the client’s operations and position. Internal auditors assess how well managers control business risk and the processes and controls underlying financial and other reporting. Upon completion of this degree, students graduate with strong knowledge and skills in accounting and assurance services.

    At the end of the first year, successful students may switch to the second year of the BA Hons Accounting and Finance or the BA Hons Accounting and Financial Information Systems degrees. After the second year, students may spend a ‘sandwich’ year on an industrial placement.

    Year 1

        * Business and Financial Environment
        * Cost Accounting in an Ethical and Organisational Context
        * Introduction to Financial Accounting
        * Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems
        * Personal and Professional Development 1

    Year 2

        * Advanced Financial Accounting
        * Business and Company Law
        * Management Accounting
        * Audit and Internal Review

    Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

    Final Year

        * Current Issues in Financial Accounting
        * Current Issues in Management Accounting
        * Ethics and Corporate Governance
        * Advanced Audit and Assurance Services
        * Current Issues in Financial Accounting
        * Current Issues in Management Accounting
        * Ethics and Corporate Governance
        * Advanced Audit and Assurance Services
        * One option from:
              o Business and Taxation
              o Designing Financial Applications
              o Strategic Financial Management


    Professional recognition

    Upon completion of the degree, with the relevant options, students are exempt from eight out of the nine foundation-level examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Significant exemptions are also granted from the exams of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). Exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and other bodies are also available by individual application
    Career options

    Employment in accounting and finance departments, the financial services sector, the public sector and non-profit-making organisations, and in public practice with firms of certified or chartered accountants
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    This programme has been designed for students who want to become qualified accountants with a difference. This innovative degree allows students to graduate with both high levels of professional exemption and a highly sought-after specialism.

    Accountancy is the process of maintaining and processing financial information to help managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers allocate resources. External auditors provide an independent examination of an organisation’s financial statements to ensure that they accurately represent the client’s operations and position. Internal auditors assess how well managers control business risk and the processes and controls underlying financial and other reporting. Upon completion of this degree, students graduate with strong knowledge and skills in accounting and assurance services.

    At the end of the first year, successful students may switch to the second year of the BA Hons Accounting and Finance or the BA Hons Accounting and Financial Information Systems degrees. After the second year, students may spend a ‘sandwich’ year on an industrial placement.

    Year 1

        * Business and Financial Environment
        * Cost Accounting in an Ethical and Organisational Context
        * Introduction to Financial Accounting
        * Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems
        * Personal and Professional Development 1

    Year 2

        * Advanced Financial Accounting
        * Business and Company Law
        * Management Accounting
        * Audit and Internal Review

    Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

    Final Year

        * Current Issues in Financial Accounting
        * Current Issues in Management Accounting
        * Ethics and Corporate Governance
        * Advanced Audit and Assurance Services
        * Current Issues in Financial Accounting

    Professional recognition

    Upon completion of the degree, with the relevant options, students are exempt from eight out of the nine foundation-level examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Significant exemptions are also granted from the exams of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). Exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and other bodies are also available by individual application

    Career options

    Employment in accounting and finance departments, the financial services sector, the public sector and non-profit-making organisations, and in public practice with firms of certified or chartered accountants

    Attendance

    3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich; 6 years part-time

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