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CERTIFIED ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
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With over 100 years of expertise in equipping professionals with quality accounting and financial qualifications, ACCA has over 300,000 members and students in over 160 countries. The Olympia CAT module is designed to provide fundamental technical skills and knowledge of accounting in preparation towards becoming a professional ACCA accountant.  The CAT programme comprises exams and practical experience according to internationally relevant syllabuses and the accepted use of the letters CAT.

Course Duration 
1 ½ years (4 semesters)

Intakes
January, April, July & September

Requirement
SPM with 5 credits

Grading & Assessment
CAT relevant examinations

Final award
Upon completion of CAT examinations and one year of relevant experience, graduates can apply for the Certified Accounting Technician status and use the letters CAT after their name. They are also invited to join the CAT alumni.

Awarding body
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK

Course Modules
To achieve CAT status, students need to complete a set of exams and one year practical experience in the workplace. Alternatively, they may take a  Computer Based Exams ( for Introductory and Intermediate levels) outside of the usual exam timetable.
In the package:

  • Computer Application Course
  • UBS Accounting

Compulsory subjects for ALL students (Full Time and Part Time)

LEVEL PAPER TITLE STUDY AREAS
Introductory
55% pass mark
1 Recording Financial
Transactions
Matters relating to invoicing, receipts and payments, income and expenditure, preparation of ledger accounts and preparation of initial trial balance.
2 Information for Management Control Guide to effectively manage a computer system to keep data and information secure. Understand how organisations execute basic management information for decision-making, planning and control.
Intermediate
50% pass mark
3 Maintaining Financial Records Learn how to maintain accounting records and prepare final accounts of unincorporated entities.
4 Accounting for Costs Understand how organisations record, analyse and report current and future costs and revenue data for use within the organisation.
Advanced
40% pass mark
5 Managing People and Systems How to develop and manage an effective, efficient, safe and secure accounting environment which Includes co-ordination of work, activities, maintaining an effective accounting system, people management, personal effectiveness, and health, safety and security within the workplace.
6 Drafting Financial Statements How to prepare year-end financial statements of partnerships and limited companies in compliance with legislation and accounting standards. 
How to interpret financial statements and the relationships between their elements using ratio analysis.
7 Planning, Control and Performance
Management
Learn how to apply management accounting techniques to support the management processes of planning, decision-making, control and performance measurement.
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8 Implementing Audit Procedures Understanding the audit process from planning stage to reporting stage and the techniques used in the conduct of internal and external audits.
9
Preparing Taxation Computations
Learn how to prepare computations of tax liability for both individuals and businesses resident in the UK for income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and value added tax. 
Learn how to handle the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise, including knowledge of statutory timescales for submission of claims and returns and the due dates for payment of tax liabilities.
10 Managing Finances Understand how organisations finance their operations, plan and control cash flows, optimise use of working capital and allocate resources to capital expenditure projects.