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RESOURCES ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW From subscription fees to the latest supervisor announcements, the following pages contain important ACCA exam-related information 26 QUESTIONS? ACCA Connect opening hours and 2011 subscription fees 29 IMPORTANT INFORMATION 27 EXAM TIMETABLE Explore the wide range of June and December 2011 Student Accountant products session dates and times 31 EXAM REGULATIONS 28 SUPERVISOR The latest exam rules for ANNOUNCEMENTS all students taking exams in Announcements made the June before the start of each 2011 exam exam session session TUITION PROVIDERS Subscribers to ACCA’s Tuition Provider Directory are not currently approved by ACCA. Visit www. accaglobal.com/students for more EXAM RESULTS BY EMAIL Register for your exam results by email and update your ACCA details at https://www.acca-business.org 26 RESOURCES ACCA CONNECT FEES Annual subscription – 2011 Please note as a student you are required to pay an annual subscription for each year you are registered with ACCA. This is a separate fee to your initial registration fee. Your annual subscription is due on 1 January – irrespective of the month you registered. For example, if you registered in December, students@ you will still be required to pay an annual accaglobal.com subscription by 1 January. The payment enables ACCA to provide you +44 (0)141 with services and support to assist you with your studies and training as you work towards 582 2000 gaining your qualification. Students who fail to pay fees when due (including exam/exemption fees) will have their names removed from the ACCA register. Students wishing to re-register are required to submit any amounts unpaid at the time of their removal in addition to the re-registration fee. No penalty fee will be charged. Confirmation of your unpaid fees can be Visit ACCA’s website or access your myACCA obtained from your national ACCA office or to administer your ACCA details and find answers ACCA Connect. to frequently-asked questions. For other enquiries, contact ACCA Connect – our global customer service The following fees and subscriptions apply: centre. However you want to contact us – by phone, fax, email or post – one of our expert advisers will be CAT students happy to assist you. Initial registration £72 Re-registration *£72 ACCA CONNECT OPENING HOURS Annual subscription £62 MONDAY TO THURSDAY Open 21 hours (closed 20.00 to 23.00) ACCA Qualification students Initial registration £72 FRIDAY Re-registration *£72 Open 20 hours (closed 20.00 to midnight) Annual subscription £72 *plus unpaid fee(s) SATURDAY Closed Foundations in Accountancy students Initial registration £72 SUNDAY Subscription £72 Open 09.00 to 17.00 and 23.00 to midnight (all times based on GMT/BST as appropriate) Don’t forget to pay your fees on time. Dates by which fees and subscriptions must be Website: www.accaglobal.com paid, and arrangements for how payment Email: email@example.com must be made, are included in your ACCA welcome pack. ACCA Connect You can also access information about fees 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, and subscriptions at www.accaglobal.com and G3 8BW UK by clicking in the relevant qualification and tel: +44 (0)141 582 2000 ‘important information’ section. fax: +44 (0)141 582 2222 STUDENT ACCOUNTANT ISSUE 11/2011 27 Are your contact details up to date? https://www.acca-business.org EXAM TIMETABLE Thursday 9 June 4* Accounting for Costs JUNE 2011 T F S F9 Financial Management W S M T 2 3 4 P4 Advanced Financial 1 29 30 31 9 10 11 Management 6 7 8 5 16 17 18 13 14 15 Friday 10 June 12 23 24 25 22 19 20 21 30 1 2 5* Managing People and 29 26 27 28 Systems F2 Management Accounting DECEMBER MMA Management Accounting 2011 S M T P5 Advanced Performance W T F S 27 28 29 Management 30 1 2 The following dates have been 4 5 6 7 3 11 12 13 8 9 10 confirmed for the next two 14 15 16 Monday 13 June exam sessions: 18 19 20 17 8* Implementing Audit 21 22 23 25 26 27 24 Procedures 28 29 30 June 2011 31 F5 Performance Week 1 6 to 10 June Management Week 2 13 to 15 June P1 Governance, Risk & Ethics December 2011 Week 1 5 to 9 December Papers F1 to F3 are two-hour Tuesday 14 June Week 2 12 to 14 December exams, and Papers F4 to F9 and 9* Preparing Taxation P1 to P7 are three-hour exams. Computations Exams will take place over F7 Financial Reporting an eight-day period with one Monday 6 June P2 Corporate Reporting session of exams each day. 1* Recording Financial The exams will be held Transactions Wednesday 15 June concurrently in five different time 6* Drafting Financial Statements 10* Managing Finances zones. The base starting times F6 Taxation F1 Accountant in Business in each of these time zones will be: P6 Advanced Taxation P3 Business Analysis ¤ Zone 1 (Caribbean) – 08.00 Tuesday 7 June *CAT exams ¤ Zone 2 (UK) – 10.00 2* Information for ¤ Zone 3 (Pakistan and South Management Control DETAILS OF Asia) – 14.00 7* Planning, Control ¤ Zone 4 (Asia Pacific) – and Performance LOCAL START TIMES 15.00 Management CAN BE FOUND ¤ Zone 5 (Australasia) – F4 Corporate 17.00. and Business Law AGAINST EACH P7 Advanced Audit CENTRE ON THE Local starting times will be and Assurance set falling out from these base EXAMINATION start times for every centre. Wednesday 8 June CENTRE LIST Details of local start times can 3* Maintaining be found against each centre Financial Records ACCOMPANYING on the Examination Centre List F3 Financial Accounting YOUR EXAMINATION accompanying your Examination MFA Financial Accounting Entry Form. F8 Audit and Assurance ENTRY FORM. 28 RESOURCES SUPERVISORS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS At the start of each exam, 6 Please remove all items, the supervisor will make the other than those listed on following announcement. your attendance docket, from your desk now. Candidates BEFORE THE EXAM BEGINS found in possession of 1 The exam will be conducted in unauthorised materials accordance with the regulations are in breach of the exam and guidelines outlined in your regulations and their conduct attendance docket. will be reported to ACCA. 2 Please check that you are sitting If you attempt to gain an at the correct desk and that you unfair advantage in the have been given the correct exam examination, you are likely paper with the appropriate tax/ to be removed from ACCA’s law variant. If you are in any doubt student register following please contact an invigilator before disciplinary proceedings. the exam begins. 7 You are not permitted to take 3 Do not open your question paper mobile phones or pagers to your until you are told to do so. desk under any circumstances. If 4 Your answer booklet will be you choose to leave such items in 12 Candidates attempting three-hour electronically marked. You must your bag they must be switched off. papers will be given 15 minutes’ therefore ensure that you read 8 You are not permitted to use a reading time at the beginning of the instructions on the front calculator, personal organiser or the exam. You must not open or cover carefully and complete language translator with the facility write on your answer booklet until the details as required using the to store or display text. Please you are told to do so at the end information from your attendance check now that you do not have of the 15 minutes. However, you docket. Please do this now, as the such an item on your desk. are permitted to write on your supervisor cannot allow any time at 9 Please note that you may not leave the question paper. the end of the session. hall permanently until the conclusion 13 You will be told when there is one 5 To complete the details, you must of the exam. If you need to leave your hour remaining and when there are write the relevant information in desk for any reason, you will be 15 minutes left until the exam ends. the spaces provided. Once you have escorted by an invigilator. 14 You must submit your answer booklet done this, you must then shade the 10 Invigilators will collect your at the end of the exam. relevant circle in the column below attendance docket during the exam. 15 You cannot keep your question paper each number or letter using a black Please place it on your desk ready for and these will be collected at the end pen. Only one number or letter must this validation process. of the session. Your answer booklet be selected from each column. 11 Candidates sitting exams with will not be marked unless your multiple-choice questions must question paper has been collected. record their answers on page two 16 Candidates attempting two-hour CANDIDATES FOUND of their answer booklet. You must papers are requested to leave the complete the answer grid on this room quietly at the end of their IN POSSESSION OF page as this is the only information exam as there will still be UNAUTHORISED MATERIALS processed for marking. Answers exams in progress. indicated on any other pages of 17 If there is a problem during the ARE IN BREACH OF the answer booklet or the question exam, you will be escorted to the THE EXAMINATION RULES. paper will not be marked. nearest emergency exit. STUDENT ACCOUNTANT ISSUE 11/2011 29 Find out about practical experience requirements www.accaglobal.com/students/acca/per IMPORTANT INFORMATION STUDENT ACCOUNTANT All registered students with valid email addresses receive an alert every two weeks to inform them that a new digital issue of Student Accountant is available. Each digital issue contains a range of OXFORD technical articles, as well as careers-related features and advice. The digital magazine is a Flash-based platform, and we also provide PDF BROOKES BSc (HONS) downloads for students who want to read the magazine offline. In addition, each month (generally the third week of the month) we email Student Accountant Direct, which contains jobs in your region, news you can use, country/region-specific information, reminders, ACCA news, surveys and calls to action for future articles Students completing certain papers of the in Student Accountant. ACCA Qualification are eligible to apply for Further developments include regional Student Accountant Direct a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from e-magazines for students in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Oxford Brookes University. Pakistan and Europe. We also produced paper specific microsites for The degree must be completed within Papers F5, F7 and F8 and will develop microsites for more papers 10 years of your initial registration on to during 2011. ACCA’s professional qualification; otherwise, We no longer produce a monthly printed Student your eligibility will be withdrawn. Check your Accountant magazine. However, in addition to the eligibility status at www.accaglobal.com/ range of digital products produced by the students/bsc/. Student Accountant team, we also produce a The dates below outline the forthcoming printed Essential Guide magazine in April and deadlines for completing the qualifying exams October that is completely focused on the next and the last opportunity to submit your exam session. Research and Analysis Project (RAP): If you have any queries about the Student Accountant range of products, please email Final session for First session (1) Final date for the editorial team at studentaccountant@ completing submission accaglobal.com the qualifying of RAP For queries relating to your ACCA administration, exams (2) exams, application process and fees, please contact June 2001 December 2010 May 2011 ACCA Connect at firstname.lastname@example.org or December 2001 June 2011 November 2011 telephone +44 (0)141 582 2000. You can access your records by logging into your myACCA account, and in addition the ACCA website Notes (www.accaglobal.com) also contains a host of information that could 1 First applicable exam session as confirmed answer your queries. at the time of your initial registration with ACCA. EXAM RESULTS 2 Completion of Fundamentals level exams. If you want to receive your June 2011 exam results by email, you can register by ensuring you have an up-to-date email address Professional Ethics module recorded on our website at https://www.acca-business.org and then Students wishing to submit their simply insert a tick in the relevant box. Research and Analysis Project (RAP) must Once you have registered to receive your exam results by email, complete the Professional Ethics module. ACCA will continue to send exam results/status reports to you For more information visit www.accaglobal.com/ at subsequent sessions until you complete the ACCA exams or students/bsc/ unsubscribe from the service. 30 RESOURCES EXAM REGULATIONS Taking your ACCA exams is part THESE RULES ARE REPRODUCED ON YOUR of your journey towards becoming an ACCA professional accountant EXAMINATION ATTENDANCE DOCKET – YOU SHOULD and you are expected to act in a TAKE TIME TO FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THEM. professional manner when taking your exams. The following rules on IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIT YOUR EXAMS YOU conduct apply to students completing MUST SIGN YOUR DOCKET CONFIRMING YOUR projects or sitting paper-based and computer-based exams, as well as AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES. those taking internally-assessed ACCA courses. 8 If you breach exam regulation 5, 6 14 Once the exam has started, 1 You are required to comply in all or 7, and the unauthorised materials you are not allowed to leave the respects with any instructions are relevant to the syllabus being exam hall permanently until issued by the registrar, exam examined, it will be assumed that the end of the session and supervisor and invigilators before you intended to use them to gain then only when instructed by and during an exam. an unfair advantage in the exam. the supervisor. 2 You may not attempt to deceive In any subsequent disciplinary 15 If you attempt to gain an the registrar or the exam proceedings, you will have to prove unfair advantage in the exam supervisor by giving false or that you did not intend to use the (whether by breaching an exam misleading information. unauthorised materials to gain an regulation or otherwise) you 3 If you are given reading time at unfair advantage in the exam. are likely to be removed from the beginning of the exam, you 9 You may not assist, attempt to ACCA’s student register following are not allowed to open or write assist, obtain or attempt to obtain disciplinary proceedings. on your answer booklet until the assistance by improper means from supervisor tells you to do so at the any other person during your exams. These regulations are reproduced on end of the reading time. You are, 10 You are required to adhere at your Examination Attendance Docket however, permitted to write on your all times to the Instructions to – you should take time to familiarise question paper. Candidates, which you receive with yourself with them. 4 If you are given reading time at the your Examination Attendance Docket. In order to be eligible to sit your beginning of the exam, the exam is 11 You are required to comply with the exams you must sign your docket considered to be in progress from exam supervisor’s ruling. Supervisors confirming your agreement to comply the start of the reading time. are obliged to report any cases of with these regulations. 5 You are not allowed to take to your irregularity or improper conduct to the exam desk any books, notes or other registrar. The supervisor is empowered materials except those authorised to discontinue your exam if you are by the registrar. These are known as suspected of misconduct and to ‘unauthorised materials’. exclude you from the exam hall. 6 You are not allowed to possess any 12 You may not engage in any other unauthorised materials while the unprofessional conduct designed to exam is in progress (whether at assist you in your exam attempt. your desk or otherwise). 13 You are not permitted to remove 7 You are not allowed to use, or either your script booklet or your attempt to use, or intend to use, question paper from the exam any unauthorised materials while hall. All exam scripts remain the the exam is in progress. property of ACCA. Study Your ACCA in Toronto Special offer for ACCA students in the LSBF Canada School of English – combine your ACCA studies with ICFE and other English language courses! LSBF Toronto is situated amongst North America’s leading firms and is the perfect venue for ACCA students to gain international experience in a multi-cultural environment. 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