- December 12, 2019 at 11:27 am
I have completed all the applied skills exams just awaiting results, but am now looking at the next level of exams.
Im a little confused over whether or not there is a specific order by which they must be completed?
I have to do SBL and SBR and want to do advanced financial management and advanced tax.
Would hope to sit one of the above in March..
I appreciated your time
ThanksDecember 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm
Although following the sequence of essentials and then options is preferred by ACCA but it is not really important. The choice of professional exams will be easier if you focus on the most recent skills module exams. For example, if you have attempted Financial Management recently, and want to attempt Advanced Financial Management as an optional paper, then you’d be recommended to take it as your first professional exam. Same goes for Advanced Taxation as well.
So the focus is on what knowledge you have gained most recently, to identify which professional exam to attempt.
Hope this helps.December 19, 2019 at 8:07 am
Hey, Congrats on finishing the Applied Skills papers. Have you attempted the Ethics and Professional Skills Module yet?December 27, 2019 at 6:10 pm
I’ve also finished all my applied skills exams, and currently working on the Ethics and Professional Skills module online.
I heard that this module is useful to complete before starting the Professional papers, as there are concepts/topics in here which are useful to know in the exams.
I also read that leaving SBL until last (the 4 hour exam) is ideal because it draws on knowledge across the other papers.
Otherwise I think they can be done in any order. I will start with APM, SBR then AAA for my personal choice.December 31, 2019 at 12:29 pm
If you are planning sitting AAA, I’d recomend you to do it with or straight after SBR, as then you will have all your standards fresh which will make it much easier.
AAA is more about general knowledge of the standards and some specific Audit theory and then of course exam technique.
I hope this helps!
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