The Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers provide an introduction of knowledge and skills that are necessary to start with the Strategic Professional phase. After completion of all the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers you have a foundation of knowledge and techniques all accountants and auditors are expected to master. The following fields are covered: Accounting, Audit, Performance Management, Financial Management, Business Strategy, Law and Ethics and Taxation. You can complete the knowledge and skills courses in random order. However, starting with the Applied Skills courses is only possible if you have an exemption for or finished all the Applied Knowledge papers.
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ACCA believes that good governance and proper accountancy and auditing are vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why they work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent. They have more than 200,000 fully qualified members and 486,000 students worldwide. They're among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants and auditors - and they work in every sector you can imagine. Organisations know and trust ACCA’s designation. ACCA is out there every day, connecting with businesses large and small, governments, educational establishments and opinion formers. They're on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements, helping to shape them. Because of all this, they’re able to create the innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs.