ACCA course in Kenya: The ACCA course is a professional certification for accounts and other finance professionals and can be a great alternative to the CPA course in Kenya.
Below is all you need to know about the ACCA course in Kenya, just in case you’re considering taking the course (either to boost your CV or in the search for promotion).
ACCA course in Kenya including ACCA Kenya qualifications
What is ACCA Course in Kenya?
ACCA is offered by the globally acclaimed Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA), one of the topmost professional accounting body that is head-quartered in London, UK.
As I had mentioned, it can be a nice alternative if you don’t find taking the CPA worthwhile (or you already have a CPA and you are looking for a second pro qualification) to go with your BCom degree.
One of the greatest advantages of taking the ACCA is that it is recognized and respected across the planet making it a good choice, if you are targeting international accounting jobs.
How is the course structured?
The ACCA course has three levels:
- Foundation level- basic qualification
- Applied Knowledge level.
- Applied Skills level.
Just to be clear, you take seven exams at the Foundation level, 4 exams at the Applied Knowledge stage, and finally three papers, at the Applied Skills stage.
Besides, you can get the Optional BSc (Bachelor of Science) in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University.
Where to take the ACCA course in Kenya
You can enroll for the course at any of the accredited colleges offering ACCA course in Kenya.
Below are a few of these colleges:
- Oshwal College
- Excel Global College
- Memom College-Mombasa
There are some universities offering ACCA in Kenya too including Strathmore University and KCA university.
By the way you can also go for ACCA online classes in Kenya at institutions such as Oshwal College especially if you are super busy with work or other engagements and want to take the ACCA.
ACCA course requirements
KCSE – if you did KCSE from 16th August 2010
Mean Grade: C+ (Plus) –at least.
In addition, you need to have attained grades A plain to C (Plain) in 5 separate subjects- English and Mathematics included.
KCSE – if you did KCSE before 16th August 2010
Mean Grade: C (Plain) –at least.
In addition, you need to have attained grade C (Plain) in 5 separate subjects- English and Mathematics included.
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- 2 passes at your GCE A-Level / Higher-School Certificate [you need grades A-E]
- 3 passes at your GCE O-Level /School Certificate [you need grades A–C/9-4] again in 5 separate subjects English and Mathematics included)
How long does the course take?
It usually takes about 2-4 years to complete the ACCA course.
Of course, you may take longer if you’re spacing your exams a lot- remember it all boils down to how many papers you are sitting per exam sitting, and whether you’re passing.
Overall, you will have to complete 13 exams (maximum), depending on your prior work experience and qualifications in addition to the Ethics and Professional Skill s module
ACCA course fees in Kenya
The fees for ACCA course depends on where you’re taking the course.
But to give you an idea, the tuition fees ranges from Kshs.19,500.00 to Kshs. 30,000.00 per paper (In some colleges the tuition fees per semester is Kshs.45000).
Please remember that you also have to pay for the final ACCA exam fee, which comes to between Kshs.13500.00 to Kshs. 15,800.00 per paper.
Other fees are as follows:
- ACCA Registration Fee: about £79 (one time fee)
- Annual Subscription Fee: £112(Paid Annually)
Why take the ACCA course in Kenya
There are many pros of pursuing ACCA in Kenya including
- Global recognition– The ACCA certification is accredited worldwide.
- Work in an international accounting firm– The course can help you get a job in a global accounting firm.
- Better job prospects– Having an ACCA certificate can give you an edge during interviews as some employers really love the ACCA skilled professionals.
ACCA Kenya office contacts
You can reach out to ACCA in Kenya (you may request for ACCA Kenya syllabus from them) using the following contacts:
Mobile: 0724255918, 0736730731
Main ACCA website: https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/qualifications/accountancy-career.html
You now know where to start including ACCA accredited colleges to attend if you have been planning to get an ACCA qualification to boost your finance degree.
Good luck and see on the other side.