Accounting and Finance

Student giving a presentationAccounting and finance is concerned with the measurement and disclosure of financial information, and at Aberystwyth we focus primarily on financial accounting, management accounting and finance. Our programmes in Accounting and Finance will enable you to develop a broad understanding of the operational context and the impact financial measurement and disclosure has on cash-flow streams, internal policy and management systems. The programmes will enable you to develop an understanding of how financial data may be used in order to inform and influence managers, investors and decision makers. You will also develop an understanding of how the presentation of financial information can impact on the longevity of a company or public sector organisation. Throughout the programme you will develop the skills and expert judgement for financial management and presentation, and an understanding of the legal framework regulating operational practice.

Content and structure

As well as the focused themes of financial accounting, management accounting and finance which are covered throughout the three years of the degree scheme, other core modules include Management; Business Environment; Quantitative Skills and Methods; Business Law; Corporate Governance, Risks and Ethics and the Accounting and Finance Business Game. Elective modules include Taxation; The Role and Practice of Audit; Small Business Management, and Human Resource Management to name a few.

Professional exemption

The Accounting and Finance degree currently provides exemptions from the UK professional accounting bodies – ACCA full exemption of the Certified Accounting Technician, and 7 out of the 9 Fundamental ACCA papers, CIMA full exemption of the Certificate in Business Accounting and various exemptions of the professional papers depending on the electives chosen, ACA three of the professional papers, and full exemption from all CIPFA certificate level modules and up to 2 of the diploma level modules depending on the electives chosen.

Employability

With a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will be well-prepared for an exciting and demanding career in the financial and business world. Accountancy firms, investment banks and financial institutions offer a wide diversity of career opportunities to suit all interests including traditional auditing and assurance work, management consulting, corporate finance, IT consulting, tax planning and insolvency.

Key Facts
Degree type: BSc (Hons)
Course code: N400
Duration: 3 years
Entry requirements: 300 points or 24 HSC grade aggregate