Who should study Foundations in Accountancy?

Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) is a group of qualifications that will help you to understand finance and business. 

They are aimed at people who are just starting out on their finance education journeys, but they are relevant to everyone, regardless of whether you are in a finance-related role or not.

If you a school leaver or a non-finance graduate, or if you are already working – whether in finance or elsewhere – FIA will give you a platform of knowledge and skills to help you in your role. You’ll develop a strong foundational understanding of finance and accounting from one of the most highly respected professional accrediting bodies in the world. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you speak the language of business.

Already in finance?

If you are aiming to build or accelerate your career in finance and accounting, FIA is the best-possible starting point*. It will provide you with a strong foundation in finance and accounting, building on your experience and providing evidence to current and future employers of your commitment and skills.

FIA is also a stepping-stone for finance professionals. Once you have completed your FIA qualifications you can progress your ACCA journey and achieve the full ACCA Qualification.

*If you already have a finance-related degree you may be entitled to exemptions that enable you to enter the full ACCA Qualification at a higher level.

If you complete all of the FIA qualifications, you will have passed the first three exams towards full ACCA Qualification. Find out how to continue your journey.



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