Professional Certification in Accounting & Finance (PCAF)

 

Leading to PG Diploma in Accounting & Finance (UK)
Membership of Institute of Financial Accountants (UK)
& Institute of Public Accountants (Aus)

Modules

1

Financial Accounting  & Reporting

• Understand the context and purpose of financial reporting
• Understand the use of double entry and accounting systems
• Complete recording of transactions and events
• Prepare trial balance
• Preparing basic financial statements
• Preparing simple consolidated financial statements
• Interpretation of financial statements
• Financial ratios & analysis

2

Management Reporting & Performance Management

• Explore general issues for performance management
• Explore costing systems for performance management
• Understand budget & budgeting
• Explore cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis
• Explore decision making techniques in managerial accounting
• Explore pricing and pricing decisions
• Explore tools for performance measurement
• Explore tools for standard costing

3

Corporate Finance Decisions

• Explore the nature and scope of financial strategy
• Explore the capital investment decisions & shareholder wealth creation
• Explore financing options & the cost of capital
• Understand the working capital management issues
• Explore dividend policy
• Explore the nature and scope of financial strategy
• Explore the capital investment decisions & shareholder wealth creation
• Explore financing options & the cost of capital
• Understand the working capital management issues
• Explore dividend policy

4

Integrated Project Report

Report structure & layout / research objectives & methodology / conceptual framework & research techniques / literature review and referencing / data analysis & findings