FIA/CAT

FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY (FIA)

Awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), FIA is a flexible suite of entry-level accounting awards focusing on the core skills of financial accounting and management accounting and audit at international standards. The awards are suitable for those who plan to start out in accounting, finance and audit profession but have no formal qualifications.

Why Choose FIA?

  • Be awarded the followings which are well recognized around the world:
    • Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
    • Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
    • Diploma in Accounting and Business
    • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification

  • Build a good foundation in accountancy to enable you to start out in accountancy professions in different positions such as accountants, audit assistants, tax assistants, management accountants, budget assistants and etc.
  • Allow you to study the program concurrently with university or college study and be able to complete the program within 18 months.
  • Be transferred to ACCA qualification with the exemption of F1, F2 & F3:
    • After completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business; or
    • After completion of CAT
  • And be further awarded
    • the Bachelor degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK (OBU):
      • Diploma in Accounting and Business or CAT + ACCA Skills Module + Professional Ethics Module + OBU Research and Analysis Report
    • the ACCA member from ACCA:
      • Diploma in Accounting and Business or CAT + ACCA Skills Module + Professional Ethics Module + ACCA Professional Modules + 3 years experience

Career Prospects for FIA Graduates:

  • Financial accounting assistant
  • Management accounting assistant
  • Audit assistant
  • Tax assistant
  • Budget assistant

Who is FIA Suitable for?

  • High school leavers
  • University students
  • University graduates with non-accountancy majors

Initial Documents:

  • 1 photo with size of 4 x 6
  • ID or birth certificate (translated in to English and notarized) or Passport
  • For those who want to claim for exemption:
    • Bachelor degree (translated in to English and notarized)
    • University transcript (translated in to English and notarized)

FIA Syllabus (9 papers): (passing mark: 50%)

Introductory Certificate

FA1 : Recording Financial Transactions

MA1 : Management Information

Intermediate Certificate

FA2 : Maintaining Financial Records

MA2 : Managing Costs and Finances

 Diploma

FAB : Accountant in Business

FMA : Management Accounting

FFA : Financial Accounting

 Options papers: any 2 papers

ACCA F8: Audit and Assurance

ACCA F9: Financial Management

Exemption Policy:

  • Students with relevant qualifications from a recognised institution may be eligible to claim exemption from papers within Foundations in Accountancy.
  • Students who choose to complete the CAT Qualification may be eligible to claim exemptions from some or all of the papers within the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting and Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting based on relevant practical experience.
  • Please visit http://www.accaglobal.com/en/student/acca-qual-student-journey/exemptions.html to access to the exemption database of ACCA UK.

Time Limit to Complete FIA:

  • ACCA does not apply any time limit for FIA or CAT
  • Average time to complete FIA is 18 months

Initial English Requirement:

  • ACCA does not apply any initial English requirements
  • To be able to study the FIA programs, it is recommended that learns’ English level is equivalent to IELTS 4.0 or successfully complete FTMS’ English placement test

Examinations and Initial Registration Requirements (*)

  • Computer based examinations (CBE): available for the first 7 papers
    • Organized and invigilated by FTMS Cambodia on a regular basis.
    • Flexible to choose examination time
    • Result will be displayed instantly on the computer screen at the end of the exam
    • Deadline for initial registration: about 20 days before the CBE date.
  • Paper based examination (PBE): available for all papers
    • Organized by ACCA in March, June, September and December
    • Examination time and dates are fixed
    • Deadline for initial registration: about 20 days before the following exam registration deadlines:
      • 17 Aug, 10 Nov & 2 Feb for Mar exams
      • 3 Nov, 16 Feb & 3 May for Jun exams
      • 9 Feb, 17 May & 2 Aug for September exams
      • 10 May, 16 Aug & 1 Nov for Dec exams

(*) FTMS will assist its students in initial registration and examination registration.

What Should be Budgeted for FIA? (*)

(*) Please contact FTMS for further information about tuition fees, discount policies, timetable and lecturer profiles.

Why Choose to Study FIA with FTMS?

  • FTMS is a Singaporean training company with more than 25 years of experience in providing tuition for professional qualifications in the world.
  • FTMS is authorized by ACCA UK to organize FIA/ACCA computer based examinations in Cambodia.
  • FTMS is awarded by ACCA UK the Gold and Platinum status for its centers around the world. They are prestigious recognition for ACCA tuition providers.
  • FTMS training courses are conducted by ACCA members in both English and Khmer to enable students to overcome the language barrier
  • FTMS’ intakes for FIA are regular which will allow students to speed up their study.
  • FTMS offers assistance to its FIA students in initial registration and examination registration with ACCA UK
  • FTMS works with its business partners to provide career opportunities with FIA students and graduates.
  • FTMS offers assistance to its FIA students who want to pursue ACCA/FIA study at FTMS Singapore or Malaysia

For further information about FIA courses in Cambodia, please contact

FTMSGlobal Academy (Cambodia) Pte Ltd

2nd Floor, Western University Building, Sangkat Boeung Kok II, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh

Mobile Phone: +855 (0) 010 92 55 45

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