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- October 11, 2018 at 3:04 pm #477350accastudent1986
I’m completing my PER and believe i’m on the right track with what I have done so far but i want to know whether it is possible to use one explanation to cover more than 1 of the objectives?October 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm #477459jetaviModerator
Each objective is unique and different from the other (since the 5 elements under each objective are different).
Hence, the comment for each objective needs to be relevant to that objective.
And as mentioned on the ACCA website, ” Remember that your experience is unique and your statement should be unique too”
[See under the sub-heading ‘Your Statement’ and you will have to scroll down]
So you cannot be generic in your descriptions, you need to provide comment (with details of one or two tasks that you’ve been involved with for every performance objective) that is specific to that objective.
There is a reason why we need to complete 9 objectives and not just 1.
Hope this helps.October 12, 2018 at 12:14 am #477461accastudent1986
Thanks for your response my question was more around a single activity that i undertake in my job that i feel covers elements from multiple objectives and whether i could use this single work based activity to claim multiple obectives (or elements thereof)October 12, 2018 at 3:58 am #477463jetaviModerator
Okay so what you mean to say here that can there be an overlap of the same task (activity) in different performance objectives? Is that so?
Well, in that case, if your supervisor “approves” and it is “relevant” to the objective then technically you could.
These two conditions need to be met.
Hope this helps.October 12, 2018 at 8:55 am #477493ChrisModerator
No reason why one activity can’t cover several objectives. For example you could lead a team in implementing a new process which makes ethical improvements to your financial reporting. There you go, 4 in one!
As long as you can write a short explanation on how what you have done meets the objective and your supervisor agrees, there’s no problem.October 12, 2018 at 9:22 am #477499accastudent1986
Thanks all, that answers my question! I’ve claimed for the first objective but doesn’t yet seem to be approved, does anyone know of timescales for ACCA to review and approve/deny an objective?October 12, 2018 at 10:38 am #477513ChrisModerator
ACCA doesn’t approve or reject your objectives at this stage, only your PER supervisor does. They should get an email when you claim it, they then need to log onto the system and approve or reject it.October 12, 2018 at 10:43 am #477515accastudent1986
Thanks Chris, so as soon as my supervisor signs off on all the objectives the PER will be done and requires no review/consent from the ACCA?October 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm #477553jetaviModerator
Once your supervisor signs off all your performance objectives and you have completed the 36 months work experience, then yes you are done with your PER.
It is your Practical Experience Supervisor who accepts or denies your performance objectives and NOT ACCA.
Just to bring one thing in your attention…
ACCA does conduct PER audit but this is after applying for membership.
If a person gets selected for a PER Audit, ACCA will ask that person questions about their PER and performance objectives.
From the ACCA website :
“To quality assure the practical experience requirement (PER) process and protect the integrity of the ACCA Qualification, we carry out PER audits. You will be notified if you are selected for a PER audit as this may result in your transfer to membership being delayed. We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation on this. ”
This is written in the link below under the heading
How Long Will It Take To Process My Application Process?
And for this reason it is highly recommended to have tangible proof of the tasks(activities) done to achieve the performance objectives.
Hope this helps.January 22, 2019 at 2:31 am #502958nnekaije
I am kind of confused on how to start my PER. Can someone help me out? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 23, 2019 at 6:00 am #503070Irina
Will officers from ACCA read the text of objectives that have been approved by supervisor? If ACCA can refuse to accept the approved objectives for PER?January 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm #503357jetaviModerator
Will officers from ACCA read the text of objectives that have been approved by supervisor? If ACCA can refuse to accept the approved objectives for PER?
ACCA conducts PER audits to assure the quality of the PER process and to maintain
the standards that are set out in the performance objectives. You may be selected
for a PER audit before or after you become an ACCA member or as part of the
admission to membership process.
You can find this here
I am, honestly, not aware of what happens if they find a statement NOT coming up to their standards… But in any case they do ask for tangible proof.
ACCA ensures that students are not just trying to fill in the gaps of their statements and instead, are genuinely recording their experience.
That’s why it has always been stressed not to ask others for samples of their PER objective comments.
Not only is this unethical but also very unprofessional. And it goes without saying that ACCA makes sure that ACCA students/affiliates/members take Ethics and Professionalism very seriously.
Remember that your experience is unique and your statement should be unique too.
Think it in this way, if samples were allowed why didn’t ACCA themselves provided their students with them? ACCA has provided their students with all the necessary resources to help them become members, then why not this?
ACCA has made every possible thing available for their students to help them complete their PER. From guides to FAQs, from videos to articles everything has been provided. We just need to take an effort to look into these and utilise them.
In fact, if you have any concerns regarding your statements you can certainly contact ACCA and they provide valuable support.
I can understand, writing out 299 words comments can be daunting as one may not understand how should he go about to begin with it in first place… There are so many things going on in one’s mind. But that only happens initially. Once you start of typing your experience… Taking the elements for each objectives as your guidelines… you will soon realise that writing the statement is not the problem but restricting it to 299 words is!
Hope that helps.July 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm #521974laytan88
I am not sure how to start my PER, can someone guide me, my email address is email@example.comJuly 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm #521982James
There are a few forum topics relating to this subject matter, it seems to be quite an issue for some people. You will find that people are unwilling to simply send examples of PER they have used as it is their work and they don’t want people just copying and pasting.
The hardest part is getting started, this is all that is needed: https://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/ACCA_Global/Students/per/PER-Performance-objectives-achieve.pdf Use this as it has ideas as to tasks a student may undertake to cover certain objectives.
A simple one that I used to get started and one that I would recommend to most is PO6 – ‘Record and Process Transactions and Events’. Almost every student will be doing this as part of their job in any sector.
The first element of this is essentially the operation of an accounting system using some form of technology. Second element is to gather end of period information. Third is to process routine financial data. Fourth prepare and review reconciliations and finally fifth making sure you’re using accounting standards.
So you can always say that a focus of your role is taking client receipts and invoices, providing a book keeping service which involves the reconciliation of the bank account on a monthly basis. You can make reference to the fact your employer has accountancy software that is used to compile the information from the client for the duration of their financial year to produce a trial balance at their year end. Towards the year end it can be explained that following accruals accounting, adjustments are made to the trial balance figures for prepayments and accruals, the inclusion of debtors, creditors and stock figures too.
Really all you are trying to do is explain how, within your employment, you are able to demonstrate that you have experience of various competencies.
There is another PER topic on here where someone has provided a full PER statement. It was posted when the word limit was 300, it is now 500 so you can provide a lot of detail to help your supervisor really understand that you are competent in the area you are claiming experience in.March 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm #565040hemang
I am struggling as well
i am working very less in accounting role and dont get any chance to show my ability. how do i complete my PER. i already work more then 5 years and once i opened PER. i dont know what to write
Please provide me guidance if possible with example
ThanksMarch 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm #565041hemang
i have a same problem
please guide me too
thanksAugust 15, 2020 at 10:31 pm #580717aabubakar
Hello. I am about to commence writing my PER statement but was wondering if I can claim objectives 6, 7 and 8 with just one to go(probably PO 20), making 4 objectives, under the technical section?
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