Mentored Practical Experience is designed to help strengthen your professional judgement, leadership and teamwork skills.
Your mentor should provide career guidance, support and insights to the accounting profession.
Your progress will be regularly supervised and monitored by a mentor who:
•    Shares their knowledge and experience.
•    Helps you identify and find ways to fill any gaps in your knowledge.
•    Monitors your competency through regular face-to-face meetings.
•    Ensures practical experience meets your development needs as well as your employer’s needs.
When you’re ready to apply to become a Chartered Accountant, your Mentor will submit a report confirming your progress and achievements as part of your application.


Finding a mentor

You are responsible for finding your own mentor. An experienced Chartered Accountant at your work would be a good place start.
If that isn’t an option, an experienced Chartered Accountant elsewhere is acceptable.
All mentors must be an experienced Chartered Accountant who is a current member of with Chartered Accountants or a similarly recognised overseas body.

Become an ACA

Gain work experience as you prepare for a career with many opportunities
IN BRIEF
•    Be part of a recognised academic program
•    Gain training in professional ethics through the Professional Ethics Module
•    Complete practical experience
Key elements
Build on your undergraduate degree in accounting and become an Associate Chartered Accountant.
You need to complete two key components:
•    Training in professional ethics by completing the Professional Ethics Module
•    A practical experience component

COURSE ELEMENTS

•    PROFESSIONAL ETHICS MODULE
 
 Acting and working in an ethical way is a core expectation of the accounting profession. To support this, training in professional ethics is a compulsory part of the course requirements for the Associate Chartered Accountant designation.
The Professional Ethics module takes approximately 50 hours or five weeks of study online. It requires an assignment marked by a tutor and an exam. The course is offered in partnership with trusted external provider, UK-based Home Learning College, and consists of one tutor marked assignment and one examination.


•    PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
You need to complete a year of relevant accounting employment followed by a year of approved accounting employment. Both can be completed before, during or after completion of the academic requirements.
Your role must be the equivalent of at least 6 weeks full-time employment. Full-time employment is defined as 35 hours or more per week. If you choose to work the minimum requirement of 17.5 hours per week, your role would need to be a least three months long.

  • RELEVANT ACCOUNTING EMPLOYMENT

You need to complete the equivalent of one year full-time relevant accounting employment. This experience needs to be signed off by a supervisor or manager and reviewed by  ACA who has been a member for at least five years.
This role must provide a depth of experience in at least one of the following areas:
•    financial accounting
•    auditing
•    general practice
•    management accounting
•    taxation
•    financial management
•    financial advice
•    treasury
•    academia
•    information systems
•    comparable sub-divisions of accounting.

Become an ACA

Gain work experience as you prepare for a career with many opportunities
IN BRIEF
•    Be part of a recognised academic program
•    Gain training in professional ethics through the Professional Ethics Module
•    Complete practical experience
Key elements
Build on your undergraduate degree in accounting and become an Associate Chartered Accountant.
You need to complete two key components:
•    Training in professional ethics by completing the Professional Ethics Module
•    A practical experience component
Course elements


•    PROFESSIONAL ETHICS MODULE

Acting and working in an ethical way is a core expectation of the accounting profession. To support this, training in professional ethics is a compulsory part of the course requirements for the Associate Chartered Accountant designation.
The Professional Ethics module takes approximately 50 hours or five weeks of study online. It requires an assignment marked by a tutor and an exam. The course is offered in partnership with trusted external provider, UK-based Home Learning College, and consists of one tutor marked assignment and one examination.


•    PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

You need to complete a year of relevant accounting employment followed by a year of approved accounting employment. Both can be completed before, during or after completion of the academic requirements.
Your role must be the equivalent of at least 6 weeks full-time employment. Full-time employment is defined as 35 hours or more per week. If you choose to work the minimum requirement of 17.5 hours per week, your role would need to be a least three months long.


•    RELEVANT ACCOUNTING EMPLOYMENT

You need to complete the equivalent of one year full-time relevant accounting employment. This experience needs to be signed off by a supervisor or manager and reviewed by  ACA who has been a member for at least five years.
This role must provide a depth of experience in at least one of the following areas:
o    financial accounting
o    auditing
o    general practice
o    management accounting
o    taxation
o    financial management
o    financial advice
o    treasury
o    academia
o    information systems
o    comparable sub-divisions of accounting.

 

•    APPROVED ACCOUNTING EMPLOYMENT

After completing one year of relevant accounting employment, you need to complete the equivalent of one year full-time approved accounting employment.
Approved accounting employment is completed at an Approved Training Employer (ATE) under the guidance of a Chartered Accountants registered mentor.
Your mentor will be  CA or ACA who is a member of Chartered Accountants or another GAA body and is registered with Chartered Accountants as a mentor. If you don’t have a suitable mentor where you work, you can nominate an external mentors for consideration.


COMPETENCIES

To be an ACA you need to develop technical competence to an Intermediate level in one of the following areas:
•    academia
•    accounting information systems
•    auditing
•    external reporting
•    financial management
•    financial advice
•    insolvency and reconstructions
•    management accounting
•    taxation.
You also need to develop non-technical competence to an Intermediate level in all of the following areas:
•    teamwork
•    organisational skills
•    research and evaluation
•    decision making
•    exercising ethical and professional behaviour
•    communication and interpersonal skills.


Become an Accounting Technician

With two pathways to choose from, the AT designation is a great option for financial professionals at any experience level.
IN BRIEF
•    Whether you’re starting out, want to change career or are already established, the Accounting Technician Designation has choices to suit a range of professionals.
•    Choose the best course of study for your lifestyle.  There are two different pathways including full-time and part-time study options.
•    The AT pathways have core components which are compulsory. The pathways involve training towards a recognised qualification or undergoing a competency-based assessment. Ethics training is completed via the Professional Ethics Module, and there is a practical experience component.

Ways to become an Accounting Technician

You choose how you want to become an Accounting Technician from two pathways, each designed for different career stages and needs.
To gain a formal academic qualification, consider our Academic pathway, covering accounting and wider business management.
If you’re already working in accounting and finance consider the Experience pathway.  It assesses your practical experience to see how it measures up against a range of skill based criteria.

ACADEMIC PATHWAY

Become an Accounting Technician by choosing academic study. The Academic pathway involves tertiary study through The Namibia Diploma in Business course or equivalent university degree level study.
You can apply to become a provisional accounting technician while you study towards an approved course.
This involves two key elements:
•    The core component
•    Accounting specific component
The core component covers a broad range of business related subjects. For example:
•    Accounting
•    Sales and marketing
•    Human resources
•    Risk management
•    Developing business relationships with stakeholders
The accounting specific component covers a mix of technical knowledge and skills and analytical skills including:
•    Applying accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements and reports
•    Preparing budgets and monitoring business performance against budgets
•    Applying tax rules for individuals and small business
•    Analysing and interpreting financial information to help make business decisions
•    Researching and communicating technical financial information for a business entity’s performance.


•    THE PROFESSIONAL ETHICS MODULE
Acting and working in an ethical way is a core expectation of the accounting profession. To support this, training in professional ethics is a compulsory part of the course requirements for the Accounting Technician designation.
The Professional Ethics module takes approximately 20 hours of online learning and an exam.

  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Practical experience complements formal study and is an essential part of qualifying as an Accounting Technician. It provides the invaluable opportunity to apply academic knowledge and learn from it. It also builds the knowledge, professional skills and hands-on learning to help you excel and stand out from the crowd.
Two years relevant accounting employment is required to become an Accounting Technician. This consists of at least 17.5 hours per week for at least three months (full time equivalent based on a 35 hour week) relevant accounting employment in any one role. It must also be signed off by a supervisor or manager and be reviewed by a current member of Chartered Accountants.
The experience must be in at least one of the following areas to count:
•    Financial accounting
•    Auditing
•    General practice
•    Management accounting
•    Taxation
•    Financial management
•    Financial advice
•    Treasury
•    Information systems
•    Academia
•    Comparable sub-divisions of accounting.

Timetables and Enrolment

Find out when our course modules are scheduled and how to enrol
Potential candidates
•    You can enrol in your first module once your eligibility has been confirmed, which takes place when you apply for provisional membership. Allow at least four weeks after applying for provisional membership before enrolling.
•    You can apply any time during the year.
Current candidates
•    Use the timetable as a guide for planning your next stage of study.
•    Make sure you check the course outlines for any assumed knowledge requirements.
•    For CA Program candidates, don’t forget that enrolment in the Capstone module requires successful completion of the four other modules.

INDUCTION!  INDUCTION!!  INDUCTION!!!

URGENT INFORMATION: This is to inform the general public that venue for the 2018 induction ceremony has been changed from the Novella Planet Hotel, Port Novo, Republic of Benin to LTV hall.  The new venue for the induction ceremony of our prestigious and reputable international professional bodies shall be Lagos State Television Combo Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Time :  12 Noon.     
Date :  May 12th,  2018.  Your presence would be highly appreciated sir/ma.

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