Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

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Our BA Accounting and Finance programme has a theoretical and practice-led approach covering the core aspects of accounting and finance including financial accounting, management accounting and finance. It also covers specialist areas such as auditing, taxation and strategy to a level equivalent to the ICAEW professional stage.

Choosing this highly accredited course can give you an advantage in a range of careers including: accountancy (both in practice and in industry), investment banking, asset management and insurance in organisations such as Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, NHS, PwC, Siemens as well as in the public sector. Some students also pursue further postgraduate study.

With close industry links, excellent teaching, and quality content the programme is accredited by the professional accountancy bodies and receives the maximum number of exemptions available to any university from:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA)
  • Institute of Charted Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

As XJTLU students will join Year 2 at The University of Liverpool, this PDF provides relevant module information for the following programme(s):

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Programme Year Two

When you transfer to Liverpool you will start to build upon the foundations you created in your studies at XJTLU and demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and application of accounting and finance concepts and principles across a range of business contexts. With expertise in broader areas of accounting and finance you will also understand key accounting methodology as well as the consequences and ethical impact of decision-making.

You will continue to develop your employability skills and attributes where decision-making is necessary and be able to self-reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. There is also an opportunity to take an optional module to explore an area of business that interests you.

Programme Year Three

Your final year enables you to demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of the contexts in which accounting and finance operate and the main current techniques and practices used including: financial reporting; managerial accounting; finance; auditing and taxation.

With an understanding of accounting and finance related technical languages and practices and relevant business software you will become well skilled in recording and summarising transactions and economic events, preparing financial statements and analysing business operations.

In addition to being able to understand and critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence you will have a good understanding of basic concepts, techniques and applications of economics, quantitative methods, law and IT as they relate to Accounting and Finance.