Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
I started my ACCA career with PFT in August 2013. It’s been 2 years to this path and I am at the final stage of completing my qualification, all thanks to PFT.
It wouldn’t have been possible with the utmost support from the tutors of PFT and the real determination they showcase in making sure that we pass tackle the paper in the simpler manner in the limited time we have.
I got the opportunity to represent Phoenix Financial Training in GETEX -2015 where I got to interact with professionals and qualified employees working in UAE and students and even parents opting for ACCA and exhibit the options they could have.
It’s a privilege to be a part of Phoenix Financial Training as a student and even as a representative. Thanks a lot to the all the tutors and the Admin team.
Sadiq Ali Patel
My time at Phoenix has been a delight. Especially due to the teaching and staff. I find the programs offered by Phoenix are well structured and quite comprehensive. As a result I didn’t feel the same amount of pressure that I would have felt otherwise. I was able to go to the examination with a degree of confidence. So overall I would say that my experience at Phoenix has been quite memorable.
The teachers at Phoenix have been very thoughtful and considerate about their students. I feel that they genuinely go above and beyond what they are normally required to do and ensure that their students are in the best position possible to pass the exams. I found the classes quite flexible and productive. The teachers are very good at their jobs and ensure that their students are focused in class. The teachers share their valuable experience to help students relate better to the topics taught.
The additional help offered by Phoenix in helping students looking to start their career in their desired fields is a fantastic initiative by Phoenix. It has been quite helpful personally as it has led me to attain a job I like very much. I definitely believe it’s something to look into and it could be helpful to you in the same way it has been helpful to me.
Sadiq Ali Patel
Studying at Phoenix has been a wonderful experience. The tutors are world class and they really take a personal interest in helping you out as much as possible. The style and quality of teaching is, in my opinion, simply the best. Even the people from the office are great and always willing to help out.
They also take a great interest in the career development of their students. There are constant updates on their website and Facebook page regarding both part time and full time vacancies in market leading organizations. I myself am currently interning at a leading multinational insurance company thanks to Phoenix.
Overall I am extremely happy that I chose Phoenix with which to pursue my accounting qualification. They are clearly the best choice!
From day one of my ACCA studies, I have been a student of Phoenix Financial Training for almost 2 years now. Phoenix has been immensely instrumental to help me pass all my exams with great marks, in the first attempt itself.
My experience with Phoenix continues to be amazing. Their expertise in organizing & scheduling classes, very friendly administrative people, ease of the process of enrollment to be a student on Phoenix visa are some of the reasons why my experience has been great.
The tutors at Phoenix are very exam focused, very professional and knowledgeable. They go to great extents to help students at any given point.
When I got an opportunity to be a student helper at GETEX, the experience turned out to be very useful as I got to interact with different kinds of people and convey to them why Phoenix would be ideal for their studies.
F5 was one of the toughest papers for me but with their relentless support, I was successful in my exam attempt.
Tutors elsewhere are not as invested as ones here at PFT and I say this because Sir Taha went out of his way and inspired me during F5 QBE by sharing his life story and struggles while studying ACCA – whereas other tutors like to boast about their own successes.
Sir Taha made everything look easy and I believe that he would have studied from a special teacher in his life to be this compassionate and for me that exceptional tutor/mentor is him.
Tutors like sir Taha just don’t only teach, but also become a very important, special and valuable person in a student’s life journey.
Thank you for always being there and for your constant support and endless cooperation!
PFT: What sets us apart from other institutes
MH: The tutors are available around the clock and they have a greater sense of responsibility to help the students pass their exams rather than just delivering the lectures.
PFT: What advice would you give to the finalists
MH: Candidates follow the professional approach told by professional tutors to attempt the exam. Leave all the generic thinkings aside.
PFT: What is your favourite memory of PFT?
MH: The tension on sir Nikhil's face seems more than students face during exams days. He constantly repeats "We have covered everything". "Nothing will be out of the syllabus" and Pleeeease, don't worry". These dialogues play in my mind like a film!
Why choose Phoenix for ACCA
- Phoenix are the longest standing Platinum approved provider of ACCA in the UAE which guarantees the quality of our tutors, facilities and pass rates (Platinum approval for Dubai campus only)
- We have produced the largest number of Affiliates in the region with over 400 qualifying with us since 2013
- Eight Global prize winners to date with 16 Regional prize winners since 2013
- Full time qualified tutors who offer support and guidance throughout your course
- Between our Platinum tutor team we have over 70 years of experience of ACCA delivery
- A wide choice of course timings including daytime, evening, weekend and intensive course options
- Unique Phoenix Internship and career development Programme is open to all our ACCA students to help fulfil their ACCA work experience requirement
- Free lifetime resit guarantee if students attend all classes and fail to secure a pass in the exam.
- Provider of choice for Government departments, State owned companies, leading accountancy practices and the majority of independent ACCA students within the UAE
- Student visas are available
Give yourself a head start in your ACCA studies and the best opportunities for your future career in accountancy by joining the Phoenix family
About the ACCA Qualification
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers a global qualification based on International Financial Reporting Standards designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values to enable you to become a Finance Professional and build a successful career in all sectors such as auditing, banking, finance, industry, hospitality and logistics.
The ACCA offers entry routes for those with A Level or equivalent (The ACCA Qualification) in addition to an open entry route (Foundations in Accountancy). Whilst the FIA programme is a qualification in its own right, most students choose to do the three FIA Diploma level papers and then transfer to the ACCA qualification. In practice this means that most students will progress seamlessly through their ACCA studies irrespective of entry requirements. However Phoenix strongly advises that students wait until they are 18 years old in order to have the necessary maturity to handle the demands of professional study and be old enough, upon qualification, to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace. All personal circumstances are different however, so please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will provide the best, tailored, impartial advice in the market.
There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential because the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, which is why the ACCA qualification has an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.
Professionalism and ethics is examined at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification. It is also a main part of the practical experience that you must complete to qualify as a full member.
To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
A minimum of five out of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*) please scroll to the bottom of this page for detailed information on the examinations
Record 36 months’ experience in a relevant accounting or finance role
The Professional Ethics module
*Up to nine of the exams which are part of the qualification may not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.
As you progress to full ACCA membership, there are qualifications you can gain along the way. This is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:
- A Diploma in Accounting and Business
- An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
- A BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University
Our courses are delivered in the D.I.F.C and the Dubai World Trade Centre by carefully selected and approved tutors who are the envy of our competitors. With flexible payment options and course hours to suit a multitude of personal schedules, and a long list of student success stories, at Phoenix we always put the student first.
The ACCA exams are divided into two levels; Fundamentals and Professional. The Fundamentals level is further divided into two modules Knowledge and Skills. The Knowledge module introduces you to the main areas of financial and management accounting. You will study the other technical accountancy areas after you study this. There are six subjects in the Skills module which cover the main technical areas that accountants are expected to know.
Fundamentals (nine papers in total)
AB Accountant in Business
MA Management Accounting
FA Financial Accounting
LW Corporate and Business Law
PM Performance Management
FR Financial Reporting
AA Audit and Assurance
FM Financial Management
Knowledge and Skills. The Knowledge module introduces you to the main areas of financial and management accounting. You will study the other technical accountancy areas after you study this. There are six subjects in the Skills module which cover the main technical areas that accountants are expected to know.
Professional (five papers in total)
SBL Strategic Business Leader
SBR Strategic Business Reporting
Options (two from four)
AFM Advanced Financial Management
APM Advanced Performance Management
ATX-UK Advanced Taxation
AAA Advanced Audit and Assurance
At Phoenix we know that this information can be difficult to understand or that you may have many other questions. Please feel free to call our office on 04 401 9313 . We can help you over the phone or alternatively you can arrange a visit at our office location. You can find a location map under the contact us section of the website.
Oxford Brookes University Mentoring Program (OBU)
I wanted to give a big thank you to the entire Phoenix team for playing an integral role in my journey of becoming an ACCA affiliate and for providing us with such an incredible opportunity through the OBU mentoring sessions. Heeba, you were amazing! Thank you for all your support (and for entertaining our million questions out of class hours).
As the OBU program is completely different from the ACCA papers, I was extremely sceptical but the promising reviews of the PFT mentoring program did not take long to convince me to enrol for the course. Heeba and Ayesha were my mentors and I applaud their patience and professionalism with which they handled all the students. They not only said that they would be accessible via various means of communication but were actually available on Whatsapp, Skype and email every time I had a query.
Their strong critique and evaluation of my project helped me get a Pass grade on all components of my project. Thanks, Ayesha, Heeba and PFT!
It would not have been possible without the relentless support from my mentors; Ayesha and Heeba. Both guided me at every step. Both the mentors' availability would sometimes surprise me as I could contact them over Whatsapp, email or skype at any time. The detailed feedback throughout my OBU BSc journey played an important role in my success and is one of the reasons I would recommend Phoenix's Oxford Brookes University Mentoring Program to anyone who wants to pass in the first go!
My mentor, Heeba is an excellent guide and is highly approachable. She would patiently answer any queries that I had pertaining to the RAP. She would also provide feedback and identify mistakes in my work which helped me in preparing my RAP. I really appreciate the support and guidance that she provided me whilst I was preparing the RAP.
If you are planning to go for OBU, don't think twice before registering with Phoenix!
She kept me determined and gave strong critique which ultimately helped me achieve my goal. I applaud the professionalism and discipline that my mentor displayed throughout this whole process and is certainly among one of the valuable things I have learned.'
A massive thank you to Ayesha Ma'am for mentoring me throughout the project. Her kind, facilitative and dedicated nature further motivated me to complete the project in a timely fashion. Her constructive criticism and tips were always communicated in a calm and collected manner which was a massive boost to my confidence especially when I was stressed out about the project.
I am so glad that I chose the program and would highly recommend the OBU Mentoring program at Phoenix Financial Training to everyone!
About the degree: OBU
The Oxford Brookes University in the UK is in partnership with the ACCA in order to allow ACCA students to gain a BSc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from the University. Although students are not required to attend the University, the degree programme is of the same rigorous standard as other degrees offered by the Oxford Brookes University and meets standards set by QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education).
Why choose Phoenix for OBU
Phoenix Financial Training is an established financial training centre and a platinum approved tuition provider.
Our Oxford Brookes University mentors are approved by the University and are on the ACCA approved mentors list. Both mentors have completed the degree program themselves.
World class facilities at both our World Trade Center and D.I.F.C locations including access to the D.I.F.C Centre of Excellence library and meeting rooms
Entry routes into OBU
- After completion of the ACCA fundamental level papers (F1 – F9) you will be eligible to complete the OBU research and analysis project.
- You must hold a recognised English language certificate before completing papers F7, F8 and F9. If you registered with the ACCA as an FIA student you will need to provide the ACCA with and English language certificate. If you registered directly as an ACCA student then your qualifications provided at the time of registration are sufficient.
To qualify you will need to
- Be eligible to attempt the degree project. You must be a registered student with the ACCA and must be opted in for the degree program. You can check this on your MyACCA account.
- You must complete the degree project within 10 years of registering with the ACCA.
- Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics module (found under your MyACCA account) before submitting the Research and Analysis project.
- Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project. The ACCA requires that your project is signed off by a mentor on the approved mentors list.
- Pay the Oxford Brookes submission fee and upload your project to the Oxford Brookes University website.
Mentoring dates are either February or September every year. Specific dates are shown on the mentoring timetable.
The Oxford Brookes University has two submission periods per year, May and November, when students will need to submit their Research and Analysis project. Upon joining the mentoring program your mentor will confirm the exact deadlines to you.
For any further information, please contact our office on +971 4 401 9313. We can help you over the phone or alternatively you can arrange a visit at our office location. You can find a location map under the contact us section of the website.