Best Institutions to study ACCA in Kenya

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ACCA is one of the best professional courses in Kenya. If you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in commerce, economics, business administration or any other business related courses, ACCA is one of the best certification to pursue. Below is a list of best institutions offering ACCA in Kenya:

——British Council Kenya

British Council  Kenya administers both paper based and computer based exams on behalf of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The paper based exams are sat three times in a year, whilst the computer based exams can be sat on demand upon registration with us.

Computer based exams are available for the first seven foundation level exams of the ACCA qualification only. They are not available for the specialist and knowledge papers.

ACCA CBE exams includes; F1, F2, F3, F4 (ACCA Qualification), FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2 (Foundation in Accountancy) , FAB, FFA, FMA (Foundation in Accountancy)

ACCA COMPUTER BASED EXAMS:

ACCA computer based exams F1 – F4 are registered at the British Council

ACCA computer based exams F1 – F4 are also administered by the  British Council and are held at the same venue

ACCA computer based exams F5 – F9 are registered directly with ACCA

ACCA computer based exams F5 – F9 are held at an external  venue

ACCA COMPUTER BASED EXAM FEES:

Course Fee per Exam
ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2) (FA1 and MA1) KES 13,500
ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) (FA2 and MA2) KES 13,500
ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) (FAB, FMA and FFA) KES 13,500
Accountant in Business (AB)

Management Accounting (MA)

Financial Accounting (FA)

KES 13,500
Corporate and Business Law (LW-ENG) and (LW-GLO KES 15,000

ACCA PEN AND PAPER BASED EXAMS:

All ACCA Pen and Paper based exams  are registered directly through ACCA.

ACCA Pen and Paper exams are held at an external venue.

How to register

All registration processes are carried out directly by ACCA for the paper based exams. For the computer based exams, registration is done with the British Council Kenya.

Please note we are currently not administering ACCA computer-based exams. We will communicate once we resume testing.

For computer based exams simply fill in the registration form found at the bottom of this page and submit it at the British Council Nairobi office in Upper Hill with the proof of payment. The test dates are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Please remember to indicate the date you wish to sit the exams.

How to pay

Payments are made directly to ACCA for the paper based exams. For the computer based exams, payments are made through the British Council at any branch of Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya using the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slip.

Please note we are currently not administering ACCA computer-based exams. We will communicate once we resume testing. Please contact us before you make payment.

Payment Options:

1.Bank Transfer

2.Online Payments

3.Cash deposit

Bank Transfer:

  • You may make payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or RTGS with the relevant details to facilitate the same being as shown below
  • All bank transfer charges should be factored in when making the bank transfer and must be cleared before your application is confirmed
  • Payments made without the transfer fees will be deducted automatically

Online Payments:

  • Payments can also be made using a bank credit or debit card
  • All candidates should print their payment confirmation and attach to their application

Cash Deposit through the bank:

  • Please deposit Cash only (we do not accept cheques).
  • Kindly note that we do not accept Mpesa Payments or direct ATM deposits.
  • Payments made by bank transfer must include bank charges and will need to be cleared before your application is confirmed.
  • All cash deposit payments should be made at Standard Chartered bank – any branch.
  • Use the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slips available in all Standard Chartered bank branches to make your payment
  • Follow the instructions below to complete the virtual account deposit slip:
  1. Ensure that your full candidate name is clearly indicated in the student name section. Your name must match the document (passport / ID) that you used to register with .
  2. Candidates are required to bring their original Kenyan ID OR original and valid passport. Kindly note that if you do not hold a Kenyan ID you must bring your country’s original and valid passport with you on your exam day (We do not accept Alien ID cards).Your name on the bank slip must match this document
  3. In the ‘select the appropriate exam and indicate ID number of candidate in boxes’ field first tick the box of the exam that you are taking.
  4. Under the “Reference Code ” Tab, this will be generated and issued to you by the British Council Customer Service Registration desk.
  5. Under the  ‘Select the Appropriate Exam and Indicate its Virtual Account Number’ Tab, enter the corresponding  ACCA Exam Virtual Account number: 9906918389733
  • Note: It is important to enter correct information in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.
  • Kindly note that you are still required to bring in the yellow slip copy to British Council to complete your registration. This needs to be submitted by the deadlines for your selected exams. Contact the Customer Services Team at British Council Nairobi for any further queries – Tel 020 283 6000 / 0732 117 000

—–KCA University

Course Overview

This programme aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance, business, leadership, and management. More people around the world qualify with ACCA than with any other international accountancy body. This is because ACCA has a global reach, world-class reputation, and flexibility. The Qualification is divided into three parts and the idea is to complete exams and become a member: The three parts are:

  • Exams
  • Ethics and Professional Skills Module
  • Practical Experience – 3yrs in a relevant role (finance or accounting).

Once you are done with exams, you need to do the ethics module and gain the 3yrs of experience before you can become a member:

Entry Qualifications

You need the below for registration:

  • National ID card
  • Educational documents such as KCSE result slip (At the bare minimum, you need a C+ mean grade in KCSE with C in English and Math, Or If you’ve done GCSE, you’d need your O level certificate with a pass in English and Math and your A level certificate with 2 principal passes) Otherwise you can use your degree transcripts and certificates to register.
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by ACCA.

Level I

Applied Knowledge Level

  • Business Technology
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Level II

Applied Skills Level

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation (UK Variant)
  • Financial reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

Level III

Strategic Professional Level

Essentials

  • Strategic Business Reporting
  • Strategic Business Leader.

Options 🙁 Pick two out of the Following four)

  • Advanced Financial Management.
  • Advanced Performance Management.
  • Advanced Taxation. (UK Variant.
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance.

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES – MAIN CAMPUS – RUARAKA

It is the responsibility of each student to register with their respective examination bodies and pay their annual renewal and examination fees. Contact details of ACCA Examination body can be found in the ACCA students handbook provided to you during admission.

Modes of Study: Full-Time Course: 8.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

Part-Time Course: 6.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M. and weekends from 8.am to 4.pm

Note: Installment payments of tuition fees carry an extra charge of ksh.1,500

ACCA (FULL TIME AND PART TIME CLASSES)

    ADMINISTRATION CBE EXAM
ACCA FOUNDATIONS DIPLOMA – Entry TUTION FEES FEES (PER CHARGE PER
Grade is C- and above in KSCE (PER PAPER) SEMESTER) PAPER
ACCA FOUNDATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL I (      
FA1,MA1) 10,500 4,450 12,000
ACCA FOUNDATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL II(      
FA2 $ MA2) 10,500 4,450 12,000
ACCA FOUNDATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL III      
( FAB, FFA, FMA) 10,500 4,450 18,000
       
      CBE EXAM
ACCA QUALIFICATION- Entry Grade is C+ TUTION FEES ADMINISTRATION CHARGE PER
and above in KSCE PER PAPER FEES PER SEMSTER PAPER
ACCA QUALIFICATION KNOWLEDGE      
LEVEL (F1-F3) 10,500 4,450 18,000
ACCA QUALIFICATION SKILLS LEVEL ( F4-      
F9) 11,000 4,450 22,000 ( ONLY F4)
ACCA QUALIFICATION STRATEGIC      
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL 12,000 4,450 N/A

Note Starting at the ACCA skills level Of the F5 paper onwards, examination fees are directly payable to ACCA and a student should directly contact ACCA for the exam fee charge on that specific paper and exam sitting window.

OTHER FEES AND COSTS

  • A Compulsory computer packages fee of KSH 7,000 applies to all New ACCA student joining KCA
  • An optional Library caution fee of KSH 2,000 for those wishing to borrow books from the library (refundable at the end of the course) N/B We do encourage ALL ACCA students to have their own laptops for effective learning and question practice

FEE PAYMENT GUIDELINES

  • Fees is payable by bankers cheque or direct bank deposits to one of the following KCAU bank account numbers:
    1. ABSA Bank Sarit Branch – Account number 1352178, bank code: 073, Swift code BARCKENX.
    2. Standard Chartered Bank Thika Road Mall Branch – Account number 0102001171100, bank code: 002, Swift code SCBLKENX.
    3. NCBA – Wabera Street Branch – Account number 6432280015, bank code: 007, Swift code CBAKENX.
    4. Payments can also be made using major credit and debit cards.
    5. If Paying via mpesa M-PESA Pay Bill No. 300078 – ABSA Bank
    6. Bankers Cheques and Limited Company Cheques are accepted
  • Fees paid by cheques should be presented to the university cashier for receipting.

DO NOT DEPOSIT CHEQUES DIRECTLY INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNTS.  PERSONAL CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

  • Fees cover tuition and study material, but do not include text books, stationery, nor registration/examination fees with relevant examining bodies.
  • Refunds: Fees refundable shall attract an admin processing fee of 10% of amounts refundable or kes 500 whichever is higher.
  • Please ensure that you seek admission first before you deposit your fees in the bank account

——Excel Global College

Another good institution to pursue ACCA is Excel Global College.

Units offered

FOUNDATION LEVEL

  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Management Information
  • Maintaining Financial Records
  • Managing Costs and Finance

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE LEVEL

  • Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

APPLIED SKILLS LEVEL

  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Financial Management

STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Strategic Business Reporting

OPTIONS (PICK TWO)

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit & Assurance

Fee Structure

Course Duration Fees Exams
FOUNDATION LEVEL 3-6 Months Ksh. 19,500 Per paper Computer based
APPLIED KNOWLEDGE LEVEL 3-6 Months Ksh. 22,500 per paper Computer based
APPLIED SKILLS LEVEL 3-6 Months Ksh. 25,500 Per paper Computer based
STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL LEVEL 3-6 Months Ksh. 27,500 Per paper Computer based
  • Above fees excludes registration fees and exam fees which is payable directly to the examining body
  • Free study text, free revision kit and free block revision
  • Block revision is conducted in May and November
  • Paper based exams held every March, June, September and December
  • Easy installment plans
  • One of the Best Passing Ratios
  • Job assistance will be provided
  • Excel Global College provides mentorship for BSc in Applied Accounting
    (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Support in Ethic & Professional skills module can also be provided by Excel
    Global College for Ksh. 9,000 only

——Oshwal College

Student Registration is open to candidates who have any of the following qualifications:

  • A level (at least 2 principal passes)
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – mean grade of C+ as well as a C in both English and Mathematics
  • CPA Part 1 holders
  • Accounting Technician Course (ATC) Intermediate and Final
  • Degree from a recognised university
  • ACCA Foundation in Accounting (FIA) course certificate
  • IGCSE 6 credits including English and Mathematics and GCE 3 B’s

Exemptions

Students holding University Degrees are eligible for exemptions

  • Relevant Degrees: e.g. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)
  • EXEMPTION: Knowledge papers
  • Non-relevant Degrees: e.g. Bachelor of Science or Arts & ATC final
  • EXEMPTION: Two papers in Foundation Stage

ACCA exemptions are subject to confirmation by ACCA.

———Strathmore University

ENTRy

Requirements

Student Registration is open to candidates who have any of the

following qualifications:

  • A level (at least 2 principal passes)
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – mean grade of C+ as well as a C in both English and Mathematics
  • CPA Part 1 holders
  • Accounting Technician Course (ATC) Intermediate and Final
  • Degree from a recognised university
  • Foundation in Accounting course certificate
  • IGCSE 6 credits including English and Mathematics and GCE 3 B’s

Exemptions

Students holding University Degrees are eligible for exemptions

  • Relevant Degrees: eg Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)
  • EXEMPTION: Knowledge papers
  • Non-relevant Degrees: eg Bachelor of Science or Arts & ATC final
  • EXEMPTION: Two papers in Foundation Stag

—–Daystar University

Requirements

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of C+ as well as a C in both English and Mathematics
  • At least 2 principal Passes at A level
  • IGCSE 6 credits including English & Mathematics and GCE 3 B’s Exemptions
  • CPA Part 1 holders or Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD) Intermediate and Final
  • Relevant Degree from a recognized university (Students holding University Degrees are exemptions)

Structure:

The course is divided into three levels as summarized below.

Applied Knowledge Level

  • Entry Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Applied Skills Level

  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

Strategic Professional Level

  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Strategic Business Reporting (Choose two)
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance
  • Advanced Taxation

—–USIU

Entry requirements

  • A degree from a recognized university
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE mean grade C+, with a C in both Mathematics & English
  • IGCSE-A LEVEL who attain A-C with at least two principle passes.
  • ICPAK/ CPA finalist

ACCA Diploma Option

Those who obtain grade C- in KCSE or IGCSE-O LEVEL certificate or IGCSE –A LEVEL and do not attain A-C with at least two principle passes are eligible to enroll for ACCA diploma. Upon completion of the ACCA diploma, a candidate will be eligible to enroll for the ACCA associateship program as well as a USIU-Africa degree program.

ACCA Costs

FEE STRUCTURE FOR THE ACCA PROGRAM AT USIU-AFRICA
Item Kshs.
Admission Application fee (Non-Refundable) 3,150.00
Student ID Card fee 500.00
Student ID Card Replacement 2,000.00
Tuition fees
Applied Knowledge/ Diploma level @ unit 15,000.00
Applied Skills/ Associateship level @ unit 15,000.00
Advanced level @ unit 20,000.00
ACCA Modules and Exam Fees
Exam fees are subject to change based on the Great Britain Pound
Cost (GBP)
Applied Knowledge
Accountant in Business (AB) 80
Management Accounting (MA) 80
Financial Accounting (FA) 80
Applied Skills
Corporate and Business Law (CL) 111
Taxation (TX) 111
Audits and Assurance (AA) 111
Performance Management (PM) 111
Financial Reporting (FR) 111
Financial Management (FM) 111
Strategic Professional (Essential)
Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) 140
Strategic Business Leader (SBL) 196
Strategic Professional (Optional)
Advanced Financial Management (AFM) 140
Advanced Performance Management (APM) 140
Advanced Taxation (ATX) 140
Advanced Audits and Assurance (AAA) 140

——Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies

Admission Details

Application forms can be collected from the Administration Office at the JIPS offices. Application forms have to be accompanied with:

  • Two passport–size photographs,
  • Copy of proof of identity (i.e. ID or Birth certificate) and
  • Certified true copies of the relevant examination results.

All applicants must fulfill the minimum qualification requirements to register for ACCA.

Entry Routes

Minimum Entry – ACCA Qualification (The Future)

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • Two A Level passes plus 3 GCSE passes in five separate subjects (including English and Mathematics) or equivalent, or
  • A minimum average grade of C+ in KCSE (grade C or above including English and Mathematics).
  • A degree / recognized Holders of higher qualifications may attract exemptions from some of the ACCA examinations.

Exemptions for degree holders

Students with non-relevant degree may be exempt from some papers in the Fundamental Level and those with relevant degree from an accredited institution may be exempt from all nine papers in the Fundamentals Level.

Access ACCA via FIA qualification

Minimum age 16.
Student can opt to complete Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) Diploma first and then transfer to the skills module of the ACCA qualification by claiming exemption from the first three papers in the Knowledge module.

  • ABE Certificate (Association of Business Executive)
  • CPA Part 1 holders
  • KCSE C–, O-Levels Certificate or equivalent
  • Kenya Accounting Technician Course (KATC) Intermediate & final