A tough, but exceptionally rewarding profession. With more and more companies increasingly being listed on the stock exchange today, managements need to ensure greater transparency while adhering to high standards of responsibility.
A candidate who wants to pursue the Company Secretaryship course under the new scheme of examination has to complete the following three stages:
WHY CHOOSE TO STUDY ACCA ?
There are many accountancy bodies that offer accountancy qualifications around the world. Here is a summary of why you should choose ACCA:
Foundation Programme:It is the entry-level examination for the Company Secretaryship course. The minimum qualification required to join the programme is a pass in the 10+2 examination or its equivalent in any stream i.e., Arts, Science and Commerce. Provisional admission is allowed to a candidate who has appeared or enrolled to appear in the Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination.
Exemption:Candidates who have completed their degree or Master's degree in Commerce or a pass in the final examination of Cost and Works Accountants are exempted from the Foundation Programme. Candidates who have passed the papers under the old syllabus are exempted from appearing for the new course.
Executive Programme:The eligibility for the Executive Programme is a pass in the Foundation Programme or a degree in commerce/equivalent examinations.
The course consists of two modules with three papers each:
Professional Programme :Those who have passed the Executive Programme can enrol for the Professional Programme.
|Level||Eligibility||Minimum duration||Maximum duration||Papers|
|Foundation Programme||Class 12 pass||8 Months||Needs to be completed within |
3 years of registration
1) English and Business Communication
2) Economics and Statistics
3) Financial Accounting
4) Elements of Business Law and Management
|Executive Programme||Clear Foundation Programme/ Graduates from all disciplines except Fine Arts can directly enrol||1 year||Needs to be completed within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme|
1) General and Commercial laws
2) Company Accounts, Cost and Management Accounting.
3) Tax laws
1) Company Laws
2) Economic and Labour Laws
3) Securities Laws Compliances
|Professional Programme||Cleared Executive Programme||1 year||Needs to be completed within 5 years of registration for the Executive Programme|
1) Company Secretarial Practice
2) Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
1) Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
2) Corporate restructuring and insolvency
1) Strategic Management, Alliances and International Trade
2) Advance Tax Laws and Practices
1) Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management
2) Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability