CPD/CPE Courses & Exams
All accountants recognise that the quality of their knowledge and services should be maintained and developed by continuing their professional education.
The ACPAI offers a wide range of continuing professional education services for all qualified accountants, as well as providing educational services for students and for those in other fields.
One of the most time and cost effective means of maintaining knowledge is therefore by attending courses.
ACPAI courses are conducted by lecturers carefully selected to ensure that their experience and knowledge are suited to the particular course. To ensure maximum benefit, ACPAI specialises in courses where numbers are limited and active participation and exchange of ideas are encouraged as appropriate.
Employers in the private sector appoint members of the Association to positions requiring high expertise, competency and integrity.
Post Qualifying Studies
The Association organises an extensive programme of continuing professional education courses designed to keep members informed on the latest development in accounting, auditing and management methods, as well as change in legislation.
The Association examinations comprise, fifteen papers - each of three or three and a half hours duration. The combined examinations cover a total of forty-eight examination hours - the most extended examination period for any professional accountancy body established in the United Kingdom and, as far as ascertained, overseas.
The Association is the only accountancy body in the United Kingdom examining in a special paper entitled "Professional Practice" and the ICPAI student is required to write more examination papers relating to public practice, than students of other professional bodies of accountants.
The following is the conspectus of the examinations:-
Paper 1 - Business Mathematics & Quantitative Methods
Paper 2 - Economics & the Business Environment
Paper 3 - Legal Framework
Paper 1 - Accounting Framework
Paper 2 - Taxation
Paper 3 - Information Technology for Managers
Paper 4 - Management Accounting
Paper 1 - Financial Accounting
Paper 2 - Auditing
Paper 3 - Strategic Management Accounting
Paper 4 - Professional Practice
Paper 1 - Strategic Management
Paper 2 - Advanced Financial Accounting
Paper 3 - Audit Practice
Paper 4 - Financial Management