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catCertified Accounting Technician (CAT) KPT/JPS(A9696)01/19

The ACCA’s Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification will provide you with a solid foundation in finance and accounting. You will learn all the necessary technical skills and knowledge required to perform an accounting-support role. Whether you wish to start a career in finance, gain recognition for the skills and experience you have, or want to move on to a more senior position in accountancy, the CAT qualification will help you towards your career goal.

The CAT qualification is internationally recognised and highly regarded. To achieve CAT status you will need to complete a set of examinations and one-year's practical experience in the workplace. The CAT qualification is flexible and allows you to study at your own pace and achieve a work-life balance that suits you. It usually takes one and a half years to complete the nine CAT exams. And after passing the CAT exams, you will be able to gain exemptions from the ACCA Qualification and be one step closer to professional status.

In addition, MCKL has Gold level approval from ACCA as an approved learning partner, having met a range of challenges in performance, management and delivery of its Accounting courses.

ACCA Qualification KPT/JPS(PA1206)06/17

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. 

This qualification is a wide-ranged programme focused in building financial management skills and equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to be effective in finding business solutions. The curriculum includes tax, audit and business law as well as the core accountancy subjects. Through ACCA, students will have access to an unrivalled global network that is respected by employers and will be in charge of their own studies and career.

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification
Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

FA1 - Recording Financial Transactions (exempted from examination with a Distinction in SPM for Accounts)

MA1 - Management Information

Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

FA2 - Maintaining Financial Records

MA2 - Managing Costs and Finance

Diploma in Accounting and Business

FFA - Financial Accounting

FMA - Management Accounting

FAB - Accounting in Business

Optional Modules

(select two)

FTX - Foundations in Taxation

FFM - Foundations in Financial Management

FAU - Foundations in Audit

Students are awarded the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification upon completion of 9 papers (course), one year's relevant work experience and the Foundations in Professionalism module (online).


March & July


12 - 15 months


June & December

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification
Fundamentals (Knowledge)

F1 - Accounting in Business

F2 - Management Accounting

F3 - Financial Accounting

Fundamentals (Skills)

F4 - Corporate and Business Law

F5 - Performance Management

F6 - Taxation

F7 - Financial Reporting

F8 - Audit and Assurance

F9 - Financial Management

Professional (Essential)

P1 - Governance, Risk and Ethics

P2 - Corporate Reporting

P3 - Business Analysis

Professional (Options, select two)

P4 - Advanced Financial Management

P5 - Advanced Performance Management

P6 - Advanced Taxation

P7 - Advanced Audit and Assurance

Students are awarded the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification upon completion of 14 papers (course, depending on exemptions), three year's relevant work experience and the Foundations in Professionalism module (online).


January & July


2.5 - 3 years


June & December

English Proficiency Requirements:

MUET Band 2, IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550.

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