The Project Accountant – is regarded as a Fully Academically Qualified Professional Accountant specialising in all aspects of Project and Programme Accounting and Management operating at the professional level. They are more senior than an Advanced Accounting Technician and will be further qualified in Advanced Accountancy, Project Management, and Project Accounting. He or She will be competently qualified to manage the financial and management aspects of Projects and Programmes within all organisations. Although qualified to manage projects as a Project Manager he or she will primarily be focused on the financial control and reporting of those projects. They may typically find themselves employed in large organisations in business critical positions of great importance and responsible for project portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars. They may also find themselves as consultants specialising in Project Accounting and Project Management.

Level Descriptor

Achievement at this level reflects the ability to refine and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address complex problems that have limited definition. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action that are able to underpin substantial change or development, as well as exercising broad autonomy and judgement. It also reflects an understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the theories that underpin them.

Project Accountants shall be trained in four stages and the qualification is delivered by tha Association of Certified Project Accountants (ACPA)

FUNDAMENTAL 1

Qualifications in this group provide a number of Core Essential Skills that are ideally suited to supporting your application to become a Certificate in Technical Accounting. These qualifications provide the foundation of skills that you will need in order to progress to the next Professional Level.

Certificate in Technical Accounting will typically be regarded as competently qualified to manage a set of accounting books up to and including Trial Balance. They may well be employed in various sized organisations as junior accountants, and find themselves in charge of small sections of accounting clerks in medium to large companies, or they may be self-employed book-keepers preparing the basic accounts for very small businesses and other self-employed persons.

Level Descriptor

Achievement at this level reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address problems that are well defined but complex and non-routine. It includes taking responsibility for overall courses of action as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within fairly broad parameters. It also reflects understanding of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

Papers

Financial Accounting 1.1

Managerial Accounting 1.1

Business Mathematics and Quantitaive Metehods 1.3

Economics 1.4

ADVANCED LEVEL

Qualifications in this group provide a number of Core Essential Skills that you can add to those you have gained at Fundamental Level. They are ideally suited to supporting your application to become a Certificate in Advanced Technical Accounting. These qualifications further enhance your portfolio of skills that you require in order to progress to becoming a Certificate in Project or Corporate Accounting

A Certificate in Advanced Technical Accounting will be regarded as more senior than Technical Accounting and will be further qualified in aspects of Law, IT, Audit, and Taxation. They may typically find themselves employed in various sized organisations as more experienced junior accountants, perhaps in charge of small departments, or specialising in particular reporting roles. Again, they may be self-employed book-keepers, perhaps employing other book-keepers within their business, and preparing the basic accounts for small businesses and other self-employed persons.

Level Descriptor

Achievement at this level reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address broadly-defined, complex problems. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within broad parameters. It also reflects understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them.

Papers

Information Technology 2.1

Business Law 2.2

Audit 2.3

Taxation 2.4

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

The Project Accountant – is regarded as a Fully Academically Qualified Professional Accountant specialising in all aspects of Project and Programme Accounting and Management operating at the professional level. They are more senior than an Advanced Accounting Technician and will be further qualified in Advanced Accountancy, Project Management, and Project Accounting. He or She will be competently qualified to manage the financial and management aspects of Projects and Programmes within all organisations. Although qualified to manage projects as a Project Manager he or she will primarily be focused on the financial control and reporting of those projects. They may typically find themselves employed in large organisations in business critical positions of great importance and responsible for project portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars. They may also find themselves as consultants specialising in Project Accounting and Project Management.

Level Descriptor

Achievement at this level reflects the ability to refine and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address complex problems that have limited definition. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action that are able to underpin substantial change or development, as well as exercising broad autonomy and judgement. It also reflects an understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the theories that underpin them.

Papers

Advanced Accountancy 3.1

Project Management 3.2

PM body of knowledge 3.3

Project Accounting 3.4

STRATEGIC LEVEL

The Professional  Project Accountant –- is regarded as a Fully Academically Qualified Professional Accountant specialising in all aspects of Project and Programme Accounting and Management operating at the strategic level. They are more senior than Advanced project Accountants and will be further qualified in Strategic Business Planning, Strategic Financial Planning, and Strategic ICT Planning. They will be competently qualified to manage the financial, management, and strategic aspects of organisations of any size, and in particular of those organisations which are primarily project orientated. They may typically find themselves employed in large organisations in business critical positions normally at board level or find themselves working as senior consultants specializing in all aspects of Project Accounting and Project Management.

Papers

Strategic Business Planning 4.1

Strategic Financial Planning 4.2

Strategic ICT Planning 4.3