The Strategic Professional exams prepare students for future leadership positions. They develop the strategic vision using your unique blend of technical, ethical and professional skills. And you can specialise in areas that best suit your career ambitions. Students must complete both Essentials exams and choose two of the Options

The aim of this paper is to look at areas that the Board of Directors of an organisation need to consider. 

This ranges from looking at big picture areas such as strategy and corporate governance to detailed areas such as developing policies on internal controls, audit and approaches to managing projects.

This paper develops your financial reporting skills; building on your existing knowledge and developing your understanding of more complex financial reporting issues and the wider corporate reporting world.

Success in SBR is based upon building solid knowledge foundations but you will also be expected to develop critical and analytical skills to enable you to grapple with the preparer and investor double focus of the requirements.  The examination is both technical and time pressured.  So your tutors have invested time and effort in creating resources that will enable you to practice and grow into the skill set required to be successful.

This paper will explore your skills in relation to the financial management of different types of organisations. You will be tested on your ability to exercise professional judgement in senior roles related to finance within a business.

AFM (P4) is one of four Options papers. You need to complete two Options papers as part of the ACCA exam requirements.

This paper will exercise your professional judgement in applying appropriate management accounting techniques. You will also be tested on how you are able to contribute to the evaluation of a specific organisation and its development.

APM (P5) is one of four Options papers. You need to complete two Options papers as part of the ACCA exam requirements.

The ATX (P6) paper on Advanced Taxation explores your application of knowledge and skills in providing relevant information and advice to businesses and individuals. You will also be tested on your ability to evaluate the effects of the major taxes in financial situations.

ATX is one of four Options papers. You need to complete two Options papers as part of the ACCA exam requirements.

This paper will test your abilities to analyse and evaluate assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues. You will also be tested on your ability to evaluate and make reports on advanced audit and assurance problems in the context of best practice and current developments.

AAA (P7) is one of four Options papers. You need to complete two Options papers as part of ACCA’s exam requirements.