Gareth Owen, ACCA qualification development manager, explains the planned updates to the Foundations level Certificate and Diploma exam syllabuses and structures, and the ACCA Diploma exams (Paper F1, Accountant in Business, Paper F2, Management Accounting and Paper F3, Financial Accounting). These changes are taking place in February 2014 (launch date 26 February 2014) in computer-based exams (CBE) as part of a process of continuous syllabus improvement and as part of ACCA’s strategy on e-assessment. They will be examined in paper exams from June 2014. The article summarises the rationale for the latest qualification developments, indicating which syllabuses are affected and when, outlining specifically which areas are being amended. Continue reading


ACCA undertakes many checks and controls during the marking process to ensure that all exam results are accurate.

Before the marking starts, markers attend a meeting with the examiner to discuss the exam paper and agree a detailed marking scheme.

The examiner moderates the marking process closely and there are various steps in place during this process to enable the examiner to review marked scripts to ensure that the marking scheme is being applied consistently by all markers. Continue reading

30 Best Accounting Schools for Undergraduates


Our 2014 Best Accounting School Super Ranking for undergraduate accounting programs combines the three most influential accounting school rankings from US News & World Report, Blomberg BusinessWeek and Public Accounting Report. Each of these accounting degree rankings brings a different methodology to bear in their selecting and ranking of accounting programs. By combining the results of each of them, our Accounting School Super Ranking provides the most comprehensive, well-rounded ranking of top accounting schools anywhere. Continue reading

ACCA Global Partnership


Professional Partners

Through partnerships with professional institutions, ACCA offers students and members access to other related professionals.

  • ACCA is one of two professional bodies (Another is the charterholders of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)) whose members are recognized by UK’s Securities & Investment Institute (SII) as equivalent to full SII membership (MSI).[18] MSI are recognized by national investment professional bodies such as Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA))[19] and Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI). Continue reading

Warren Buffett’s 10 Ways to Get Rich

Warren Buffett's 10 Ways To Get Rich



With an estimated fortune of $62 billion, Warren Buffett is the richest man in the entire world. In 1962, when he began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a share cost $7.50. Today, Warren Buffett, 78, is Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, and one share of the company’s class A stock worth close to $119,000. He credits his astonishing success to several key strategies, which he has shared with writer Alice Schroeder. She spend hundreds of hours interviewing the Sage of Omaha for the new authorized biography The Snowball. Here are some of Warren Buffett’s money-making secrets — and how they could work for you. Continue reading

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