Frequently

Asked Questions

Why study with us?

Surveys show that ACCA Members and CFA Charterholders earn double the salary of uncertified professionals.

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ACCA

For accounting-related roles (including senior leadership positions).

More information from ACCA: www.accaglobal.com/vn/en/qualifications/why-acca/competency-framework/job-profiles.html.

Job vacancies: https://jobs.accaglobal.com/

 

CFA Program

For professionals working in the financial markets/investment management.

More information from CFA Institute: www.cfainstitute.org/-/media/documents/factsheet/cfa-charter-factsheet.ashx.

Job vacancies: https://careers.cfainstitute.org/

Top 5 Global CFA Charterholder roles:

  1. Portfolio Manager
  2. Research Analyst
  3. Chief Level Executive
  4. Consultant
  5. Risk Manager

 

Certified Business Valuation and Financial Modelling

Understanding business valuation can ensure a competitive advantage in many areas. Having a good domain of business valuation and financial modelling is especially useful for professionals in the following areas:

  • Large companies: to evaluate potential acquisitions, to account for an acquisition, to perform impairment tests.
  • Equity research: for sell-side and buy-side analysts to be able to forecast the performance of the companies they are researching.
  • M&A investment, equity and debt: to help, for example, price the issuance of debt or equity.
  • Portfolio management in banks and funds: to understand the impact of changes in the economy or industry on portfolio performance, and to make investment decisions based on that.
  • Private equity: to help you choose investments and structure the ideal financing for the purchase of the company.
  • Consulting: to help understand and propose strategies for client companies.
  • Accounting: to make decisions related to financing and investment.
  • Private banking: to choose the best investments for customers.
  • Professional assessment: to evaluate the intangible assets of a company (brand, customer relationship, technology, among others).

The Diploma in Accounting and Business equates to a Certificate of Higher Education, the Advanced Diploma to a Bachelors degree, and the Strategic Professional to a Masters degree according to UK academic standards.

Once you achieve ACCA qualification, you will become a fully qualified member of ACCA and have access to a global network that wherever you are, employers can trust just by being ACCA qualified.

 

The CFA Charter is considered to be equivalent to a Masters degree by employers.

SHP Financial Training is accredited by ACCA as a Gold Learning Provider.

The school is also registered with the Federal Council of Accountants as a provider of continuing professional education (CPE). SHP courses offered are eligible for CFC credits

ACCA has a worldwide reputation for excellence and its rigorous qualifications are recognised and respected across the globe. ACCA has more than  200,000 members and 500,000 alumni in students in more than 180 countries.
The CFA Charter is the highest distinction in the global investment management profession. There are more than 154,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 165+ countries and regions. CFA Institute has eight offices worldwide and there are 151 local member societies.

Courses

All classes and the material used in them are in English. All ACCA exams too. That’s why an advanced intermediate to advanced level of English is needed to proceed with the program.

However, it doesn’t have to stop you from starting the program!
We offer the option of starting with Phase I of the program (where classes are taught in English/Portuguese and the material is introductory and provides the foundation you need for Phase II) and participating in complementary English classes while you study to develop the technical English skills you need to the ACCA program. If you want to know more, ask us.

If you are looking for support with your English, the following free resources will help:

We will send you all the information you need to apply. Cick here and fill the form

Live online: from wherever you are in the world, on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Recordings available in case you miss a class or move to a different timezone.

 

How do the live online classes work?

The aim of offering classes online in real time (the classes are also recorded and can be watched later) is that you can join the class wherever you like and still count on the support of the teachers to get your questions answered. The difference between live online and face-to-face classes is just convenience, as you can watch the classes together with the face-to-face students in the classroom, joining remotely.

 

Main benefits of the live online classes:

  • Support: students interact with teachers in real time, participating in the same classes as the face-to-face students, enabling them to ask questions and interact during the class through the online learning platform.
  • Flexibility: class recordings are also available, enabling students to access the classes at any time from anywhere. This can be an advantage if students want to watch a class again or if they miss a class.
  • Networking: all students interact in an online classroom.

Portfolio Managers

  • CVM exempts candidates who have passed the CFA Program Level III exam from the knowledge and competency requirements needed to register as a Portfolio Manager.
  • ANBIMA has granted CFA Charterholders a partial exemption to obtain the CGA certification (Certificação de Gestores). The CGA certification is required to practice as a portfolio manager for an ANBIMA firm.

Research Analysts

  • CVM exempts candidates who have passed the CFA Level II exam from the knowledge of business requirements to register as research analysts. Candidates/Charterholders must still pass an exam on local rules and regulations.

Other

  • CVM exempts candidates who have passed the CFA Level III exam from the knowledge and competency requirements needed to register as a Securities Consultant
  • PREVIC recognizes the CFA Charter as meeting the knowledge and competency requirements needed to practice as a pension fund manager (dirigente de EFPC).
 

We have a team of over 20 Tutors who have professional experience in the financial markets and have passed the exams they teach.

They are also certified as teachers through the SHP Training Academy.

We are sure you’ll love them! Here’s what one of our students said:

“The teachers are exceptional, true “coaches” during exam preparation.”

Lucas ZampieriInvestor Relations Professional, CFA Levels I and II student.

 
 

All classes and the material used in them are in English. All ACCA exams too. That’s why an advanced intermediate to advanced level of English is needed to proceed with the program.

However, it doesn’t have to stop you from starting the program!
We offer the option of starting with Phase I of the program (where the material is introductory and provides the foundation you need for Phase II) and participating in complementary English classes while you study to develop the technical English skills you need to the ACCA program. If you want to know more, ask us.

ACCA Programme

ACCA is one of the most recognized international certifiers for finance and controllership professionals.The program is equivalent to a UK Master’s degree and has professional recognition in 181 countries including: UK, Germany, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Malaysia, Portugal and Singapore with more than 200,000 members and 500,000 alumni in students in more than 180 countries.
It was founded in London in 1904 and received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II in 1974. ACCA members have privileged audit status under UK law and ACCA certifications are formally recognized by UK, European and academic regulators. others and national accounting bodies.

ACCA qualification is difficult to achieve. Qualification holders are recognized in the market for their technical proficiency. ACCA members have privileged status in law and ACCA certifications are formally recognized by the UK, Europe and other academic regulators and national accounting bodies.
You can access the following link for more detailed information about ACCA recognition: https://www.accaglobal.com/lk/en/learning-provider/learningproviders-exemptions/recognition-acca-qualifications.html

Not exactly. Qualification holders are recognized in the market for their technical proficiency. ACCA members have privileged status in law and ACCA certifications are formally recognized by the UK, Europe and other academic regulators and brazilian accounting bodies. 

The ACCA program has postgraduate weight and can also be the equivalent of a UK Masters, which is well recognized internationally (students can earn a Masters from the University of London by meeting some additional requirements, in addition to ACCA certification).
That’s why with ACCA qualifications, you’ll have job opportunities anywhere in the world, having access to ACCA professional networking

The exams focus on applying concepts to practical situations, which is exactly what we do in on-demand classes and tutoring sessions. There is also a requirement where students need to prove that they have achieved certain goals on the job.

To become a member of ACCA, it is necessary to complete the program with 13 exams, an Ethics and Professional Skills module and have 3 years of professional experience, which you can acquire while studying for the qualification.

For better understanding, we divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1: ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business

  • Three on-demand exams that can be scheduled at any time: Business and Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA).
  • ACCA Foundations in Professionalism online module.

* Duration: 6 months, 10-15 hours of study per week including classes.)

* Students with a degree in Accounting and Accounting are generally exempt from Phase 1.


Phase 2: ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

  • Five 3-month modules (material included): Performance Management (PM), Taxation (TX-UK), Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA), Financial Management (FM).
  •  A 3-month self-study module of Business Law (LW).
  • Ethics and Professional Skills online module.

* Duration: 18 months, 15-20 hours of study per week including lessons.

* Students with degrees in Accounting and Accounting are generally exempt from some or possibly all Phase 2 exams.

  • Optional Phase: Bachelor of Applied Accounting from Oxford – Mentored Research and Analysis Project – 3 months

 

Phase 3: ACCA Strategic Professional Exam – ACCA Qualification

  • Four 3-month modules (material included): Strategic Business Leader (SBL), Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) and two of the following options: Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA), Advanced Tax (ATX), Advanced Financial Management (AFM) ), Advanced Performance Management (APM).
  • Ethics and Professional skills online module (if not performed in Phase 2).

* Duration: 12 months, 20-25 hours of study per week.)

* No exemptions available for any Phase 3 exams.

  • Optional Phase: Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting – Two 30-credit modules or four 15-credit modules (material included).

* Duration: approx. 12 months, 10-15 hours of study per week

Learning phase, practice phase and consolidate phase

The focus is mainly on applying the content to the exam-like questions.
Our goal is to ensure that the student is fully prepared for the exams so that they pass the first time and progress through the ACCA program.

Before starting their studies for ACCA, we ask participants to take tests in English, mathematics and technical knowledge.
Diagnostic tests are required for an internal assessment of how we can best support you so that you pass your exams first-time and continue to progress through the program until you earn the ACCA Qualification.

If you have an accounting degree, you may receive exemptions of 4 ACCA exams: 3 of phase 1 exams (Business and Technologoy (BT), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA) and one of phase 2, Business Law (BL).

This means that you can start your studies at a certain level. 
But anyway, to get the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, you need to take and pass at least one stage 1 exam. 

If you have a degree in Business Administration, you may have exemption of 1 exam of phase 1.

You can check if you are entitled to exemptions here: https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en/help/exemptions-calculator.html. 

ACCA works with select universities around the world, assessing the course syllabus and awarding a number of additional exam exemptions depending on the content. In Brazil. ACCA has partnered with the following universities:

  • Faculdade Fipecafi
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas
  • Pontificia Universidade Católica De São Paulo
  • Universidade De São Paulo
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

 

Note that exemptions from ONLY the first nine exam are available. All students must sit and pass the Strategic Professional exams in order to become ACCA Members.

You can check your exemptions are correct by logging into My ACCA and going to Exam Status and Results, then clicking on ”View your Status Report”. Your personalised road map with the course timetables will need to be updated if you have not received the exemptions listed in the matriculation proposal, so please let us know if there are any differences.
 
 

To check what you need to pay, go to MyACCA, then ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATION and Fees, Payments and Print Receipts.

Please follow the guidance in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSEIHJIO_Sw.

Students should use the online My Experience tool, which is accessed though myACCA, to plan and record your achievement of the Practical Experience Requirement (PER). You should start recording progress towards completing PER as soon as possible. Click here for more information.

General Questions

The ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business is recognized by the UK and European Academic Registration Boards as equivalent to a Bachelors Degree (BSc.). And the ACCA Strategic Professional Certificate is recognized and equivalent to a Masters Degree (MSc.).
As ACCA receives academic and professional recognition, you can also earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Oxford Brookes University and a Master of Science degree from the University of London in synergy with your ACCA qualification.

Overall, there are 13 exams. If you calculate all exams, it would be an average of 4 years.

ACCA has a time limit rule for students to complete their Strategic Professional exams which means employers can be confident that students have relevant and up-to-date knowledge to enhance their organisations. 

The rule means you have seven years to pass the Strategic Professional exams once you pass your first Strategic Professional exam. If you don’t pass all the Strategic Professional exams and reach affiliate status within seven years, you’ll lose any Strategic Professional passes achieved after seven years.  These will need to be re-taken in order to complete the qualification. 

You can check out everything related to Time Limits for ACCA Exams at this link https://www.accaglobal.com/vn/en/student/getting-started/rules-and-regulations-for-students/time-limits.html.

Not necessarily. If you start the program in phase 1, you don’t need to apply right away. We will register you as soon as you feel confident to proceed to the ACCA Diploma in the Accounting and Business modules (there is an application fee of R$700 and you must be registered to receive or take exam exemptions).

You are not required to complete all course modules. However, in addition to our intention that students pass on the first attempt, we want them to advance through the program and be fully ACCA qualified.

You can choose to take only the modules of the exams you are going to take. 

We suggest you complete one of the free simulations to evaluate.
Follow the link: https://specimen.accaglobal.com/flk.html?

Classes are available while you are taking the program.

This information can be found in the study syllabus for each exam. 

But basically, the first three exams of the ACCA Diploma exams last 2 hours and contains 25 objective questions. 

ACCA Advanced Diploma exams are 3-hour, 15-minute exams with a combination of objective and discursive questions. 

Dipifr is a certificate equivalent to the Financial Reporting module (one of the 13 ACCA exams). If you have Dipifr, you have FR exemption.
CertiFR does not give any exemptions. It’s like a quick refresher course for people who already have a professional accounting qualification like ACCA. It’s just to refresh your knowledge of IFRSs as there have been many changes over the years.

Where we are
 

All of our classes are offered live online currently being replaced by live online classes until further notice. We would like to thank all of our students for their flexibility as we react to this new reality, it is much appreciated. Recordings are available in case students miss a class. 

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