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Accounting and Finance

* This course is in the teach out phase. It is not available to new students for enrolment. Existing students are in the process of completing the course.

Introduction

The Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance is designed for students to deepen their knowledge and skills in accounting and financial management to take on higher level jobs in these disciplines. The students will be able to apply specific management accounting and financial skills to increase the productivity and efficiency of their business operations and assume higher levels of responsibility within these functional management areas as a result of advanced improved skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide students with advanced knowledge of accounting and finance in business organisations
  • Equip students with the techniques for planning, managing and controlling financial resources problem-solving, thinking and research skills
  • Develop students’ theoretical understanding of business and culture in support of students’ academic development into a higher qualification 

 

Duration

9 months (Full-time/Part-time)

Delivery Method

Classroom face to face lectures and tutorials.

Assessment Methods

Course Work and Written Examinations.

Exemptions

All exemptions are subject to academic board approval.

Fee*

S/N Title List Fee
1 Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance SGD 8,500

Remarks

  • Application Fee for International and Local Students: SGD 374.50 (with GST).
  • Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) and Medical Insurance: please visit Insurance Information for details.
  • All course fees are exclusive of the prevailing GST (7%) and are subject to change.
  • FTMSGlobal reserves the right to review and revise the fees as it deems fit without advance notice.

Modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing Applications
  • Business Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Investment and Financial Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation Systems

Module Synopses

Advanced Financial Accounting

This module further develops on earlier accounting modules from diploma and provides further insight into accounting standards and their application to accounting issues in a company. This module covers the application of accounting standards on the areas of consolidation, associates and joint ventures. The module will show the importance of these forms in the area of business combinations.

 

Auditing Applications

This module provides an introduction to the expectations user groups have of audits and the audit report, and how the auditor may try to fulfill those expectations in the context of legal and regulatory requirements. It also explains the structures producing regulations and how auditors are qualified and regulate themselves. It will explain how user expectations are met in audit reports and how the expectation gap may be narrowed. The module will further explain how the auditor will execute an audit designed to fulfill the legitimate expectations of the users of the statements to which they relate. Overall the module covers auditing standards and the role of external auditors in forming an opinion on financial statements for a company.

 

Business Strategic Management

This module covers the conduct of drafting, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It also focuses on understanding the process of specifying the organization's mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs.

 

Human Resource Management

This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the strategic and coherent approach to an organization's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. This module will also focus on effective business practices, like performance and reward management, to ensure the motivation and success of the human resource of the company. They will be introduced to different learning theories and styles, helping them reflect on their learning experience and increasing their effectiveness as independent self-learners. In addition, they will be involved with personal development planning (PDP) to improve their employability and professional skills.

 

Investment and Financial Analysis

This module provides an understanding of the investment appraisal activity of a firm and considers its objectives and how these are translated into decision making tools. It evaluates the role of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the arbitrage Pricing Model in pricing risk.

 

Management Accounting

This module develops an understanding of current research in technical and theoretical areas of management accounting and explains the theory of divisionalization action and the application of transfer prices. Calculate appropriate performance measures. It also explains recent developments in operations management and the new management accounting approaches.

 

Taxation Systems

This course provides an introduction to taxation concepts and applications in relation to GST, personal tax and capital allowances. This involved a full understanding of the Singapore tax systems for individuals who has been employed and type of employment incomes which will be assessed for income tax purposes. A detailed study will be made on sales tax as they impact on individuals and corporation. This module will provide relevant experience for students entering the work place in accounting or finance role in future.

 

Award

Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance by FTMSGlobal Academy.

Graduation and Progression

Students who successfully complete the Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance has advanced standing into the Final Year (Year 3) of BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance awarded by Anglia Ruskin University, UK or into the 3rd year of Degree programmes offered by various highly rated Universities subject to the applicant meeting their entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can seek various career opportunities at executive levels as accounting technicians, audit assistants, tax assistants, costing administrators and administrative assistants in professional firms and organisations.

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