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LSBF's Professional Courses in Accountancy and Finance

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) offers intensive online and revision programmes leading to ACCA professional qualification. Whether you choose online or on campus learning you will have full access to our online Canvas platform.

These programmes are designed to help you distinguish yourself from other accounting and finance professionals – by providing not only a professional qualification, but also the practical skills that employers search for. You will be able to take advantage of a wide range of high-quality study support and resources, all geared to rapidly accelerate your professional career.



With highly experienced tutors (many of whom have won awards for accountancy tuition), an innovative online platform with a wide variety of study resources, and flexible study modes that fit around your schedule, LSBF provides an excellent experience for its students.

We believe that with exceptional tutors, you will gain exceptional pass rates. Our faculty members are among the best in the country, and all of them are dedicated to helping their students pass each exam.

We are so confident that you will achieve exam success that we offer Pass 1ˢᵗ Time Guarantee™*: if you don’t pass the first time, we will give you a free resit course.

ACCA On Campus

The LSBF on-campus ACCA programme boasts renowned tutors who not only teach our courses but also play a crucial role in developing study options. With LSBF, you will receive comprehensive tutor support and be taught with your exams in mind. Our revision course helps you refine your exam strategy and improve your understanding of the key aspects of the test. Combining these approaches will maximise your chances of exam success.

ACCA Online

ACCA is one of the world's most prestigious accountancy qualifications, and with LSBF Online you can study the entire course through our recorded or live online study modes.

ACCA + Global MBA/Master in Finance and Investments

Gain the focused accountancy skills of an ACCA qualification, and add the broader business and leadership expertise of a postgraduate degree. This combination of advanced knowledge and advanced qualifications will significantly improve your career prospects – anywhere in the world.

At LSBF You will benefit from:

Award winning tutors

All our tutors are experts and many of them have been awarded by prestigious publications.

Live Online Sessions

Listen and interact with your tutors in real-time, and ask them all the questions you have.

Online and on-campus study modes

You can decide what kind of study mode is best for you.

Pass 1ˢᵗ Time Guarantee™*

Ensures that if you do not successfully pass your exam on the first sitting, you will be able to attend a free resit course. The nature of the free resit depends on the preferred study mode.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics
  • Good English level is required

Foundations in Accountancy route (FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from LW onwards
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA exams BT, MA and FA

Graduate entry route

  • Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills levels and register directly at the Professional level
  • Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees may also qualify for exemptions*

*We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

*Please see full Terms and Conditions for more information.

*Please see full Privacy Policy for more information.

Information about technical requirements

Our platform does not require any additional software. However, it is advisable that students have Microsoft Office installed on their computers as tutors may provide additional downloadable notes in Doc, Xlsx, PPT, and PDF formats.

Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari (Macintosh only) are all supported by Canvas.

Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low-bandwidth environments. A minimum internet speed of 512kbps is recommended.

Information about when access to materials opens and closes

Access to all learning materials and live sessions opens in the month of intake and closes three months later. For example, if teaching starts in mid-June, access will stop in mid-September after the exams finish. Students taking Computer Based Assessments (CBE) have access for 6 months.

Learning materials consist of the following:

  • Live tuition and revision sessions
  • Recorded live tuition and revision sessions
  • Study manuals, question banks, class, and revision notes
  • Other relevant materials tutors may provide

Available resources for enrolled students before live tuition begins:

  • Access to recorded live tuition and revision for the session that is currently running
  • Access to study manuals, question banks, class, and revision notes

Students who have purchased a course but have not yet enrolled can request access to a study manuals and or question bank.   


All courses are taught in the evening (BST), Monday through Thursday. Classes typically start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m., and revision ends at 9 p.m.

We also provide a mentoring hour in the evenings for all students. During mentoring hours, students can have their homework marked and speak to their tutors directly with any concerns.

Normally, there are eight weeks of live online tuition (Some courses have up to 2 extra sessions) and four weeks of live online revision.

For Computer Based Examinations (CBE):

  • Business Technology – 8 weeks
  • Corporate and Business Law – 10 weeks
  • Management Accounting – 11 weeks
  • Financial Accounting – 12 weeks

Face-to-face revision is offered on two weekends in London. If you cannot attend, you can either join the session live online or watch the recording.

Indicative Timetable

Learning Expectations

We advise that you allocate nine hours of self-study per week in addition to your live classes. For the Strategic Professional exam, we advise 12 hours of self-study.

You will be asked to complete homework in every tuition and revision session, which will be marked with feedback provided during your mentoring hour. You will also be asked to complete a time-limited exam that will also be marked with feedback.

We expect you to attend all live sessions, but if that is not possible (e.g., time zone constraints), we ask that you study using the recorded sessions provided. If you do not attend any sessions, live or recorded, then you may be removed from the course and deferred to the next session.

Information about Practical Experience Requirement (PER)

Studying for your ACCA exams requires you to pass them and gain practical experience that is essential to becoming a fully qualified accountant.

You must take the Ethical and Professional Skills module and gain professional experience by spending 36 months in an accounting or finance-related role.

Exam success, practical experience, and knowledge of ethics will enable you to become a successful accountant.

More detailed information can be found at PER-trainee-guide.pdf (accaglobal.com)


Topics that you will cover in your course

S.No. ACCA Paper Topics Tutor 
1 Corporate & Business Law Unit 1 --The English Legal System
Unit 2 -- Contract – formation
Unit 3 -- Contract – terms, breach
Unit 4 -- Tort, Employment, Introduction to Agency & Partnership.
Unit 5 -- Partnership
Unit 6 -- Company Law (legal personality & company formation, Share capital, Loan capital, Meetings & resolution)
Unit 7 -- Company Law (Directors, Meetings & resolutions, other officers, Insolvency)
Unit 8 -- Fraudulent behaviour
Debbie Crossman
2 Business & Technology Unit 1 -- Training and development
Unit 2 -- Personal effectiveness. Performance appraisal
Unit 3 -- Leading People. Individuals and teams
Unit 4 -- Motivation. The role of accounting. Micro-economics.
Unit 5 -- Macro-economics. Business environment. Business organisation.
Unit 6 -- Organisational culture. Corporate governance. Ethics.
Unit 7 -- Information systems. Control and security. Fraud.
Unit 8 -- Revision (working through BT CBE)
3 Financial Accounting Unit 1 --Introduction to Accounting and Double Entry
Unit 2 -- Adjustments to Financial Statements
Unit 3 --Non-current Assets
Unit 4-- Accurals and Prepayments
Unit 5 -- Maintaining records for Customers and Suppliers
Unit 6 -- The Correction of Errors and Bank Reconciliation Statements
Unit 7 -- Process of Accounting for Limited Companies
Unit 8 -- Accounting Standards
Unit 9 -- Cash Flow Statements
Unit 10 -- Interpretation of Accounts
Unit 11 -- Introduction to Group Accounting
4 Performance Management Unit 1 -- Overview of information systems. Costing methods.
Unit 2 -- Costing methods.
Unit 3 -- Short-term decision making (many topics fall under this heading: relevant costing, further processing, make or buy decision, limiting factor analysis, linear programming)
Unit 4 -- Short-term decision making (CVP analysis). Pricing.
Unit 5 -- Decisions under uncertainty. Budgeting.
Unit 6 -- Budgeting (learning curves). Advanced variances
Unit 7 -- Financial and non-financial performance evaluation.
Unit 8 -- Divisional performance and transfer pricing.
5 Taxation Unit 1 -- Fundamentals of taxation and the basics of corporation tax
Unit 2 -- Corporation tax, treatment of a company's loss and Groups
Unit 3 -- Personal tax computation, Employment Income and NICs
Unit 4 -- Trading profits, the basis of assessment and Partnerships
Unit 5 -- Fundamental of chargeable gains
Unit 6 -- Chargeable gains: partial disposals, reliefs and exemptions
Unit 7 -- Fundamental of inheritance tax and lifetime transfers
Unit 8 -- Inheritance tax: death estate and VAT
Barbara Begio
6 Financial Reporting Unit 1 -- Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
Unit 2 -- Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss, and Associates
Unit 3 -- Practice Questions
Unit 4 -- Published Accounts – Introduction, and Non-current Assets
Unit 5 --Impairment of assets and Leasing
Unit 6 -- Revenue, Contracts and Assets held for sale
Unit 7 -- Taxation adjustments and Provisions & Contingencies
Unit 8 -- Financial Instruments
Unit 9 -- Earnings Per Share; Analysis and Interpretation
7 Audit & Assurance Unit 1 -- Essential Exam Technique for the AA paper
Unit 2 -- Key Audit Concepts Including Ethics
Unit 3 -- Audit Planning including Risk
Unit 4 -- Internal Controls in Audit
Unit 5 -- Audit Evidence Principles
Unit 6 -- Substantive Procedures
Unit 7 -- Finalisation of the Audit and Audit Report
Unit 8 -- Internal Audit
8 Financial Management Unit 1 -- Introduction to Financial Management & Investment Appraisal Techniques
Unit 2 -- Advanced Investment Appraisal
Unit 3 -- Sources of Finance & The Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Unit 4-- Risk Adjusted WACC and Capital Structure Theory
Unit 5 -- Raising Equity Finance & Financial Performance Measures
Unit 6 -- Efficient Market Hypothesis & Company Valuation
Unit 7 -- Risk Management & Working Capital Management
Unit 8 -- Individual elements of Working Capital Management
9 Strategic Business Leader Unit 1 -- Strategic Analysis
Unit 2 -- Strategic Choice
Unit 3 -- Values, Ethics and Professional Skills
Unit 4-- Corporate Governance and Stakeholders
Unit 5 -- Risk
Unit 6 -- Using Numbers – investment appraisal, Ratio Analysis, Decision making and Forecasting
Unit 7 -- Operational Improvement
Unit 8 -- Project Management
David Laws
10 Strategic Business Reporting Unit 1 -- Basic Groups
Unit 2 -- Changes In Group Ownership
Unit 3 -- Foreign Currency Translation and Group Cash Flow Statements
Unit 4-- Performance Reporting
Unit 5 -- Provisions and Non-Current Assets
Unit 6 -- Leases and Employee Benefits and Share-Based Payments
Unit 7 -- Financial Instruments
Unit 8 -- Tax and Other Corporate Reporting
11 Advanced Financial Management Unit 1 -- Senior Financial Manager & Advanced Investment Appraisal
Unit 2 -- Advanced Investment Appraisal & Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Unit 3 -- Project Specific & Combined Asset Beta WACC’s & Adjusted Present Value
Unit 4-- International Investment Appraisal
Unit 5 -- Mergers & Acquisitions and Valuation Techniques
Unit 6 -- Framework for M&A / Reconstructions
Unit 7 -- Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk
Unit 8 -- Hedging Interest Rate Risk
David Laws
12 Advanced Performance Management Unit 1 -- What is Strategic Control?
Unit 2 -- Management Control
Unit 3 -- Organisation Structure
Unit 4-- Financial Performance
Unit 5 -- Divisionalisation
Unit 6 -- Non Financial Performance Evaluation
Unit 7 -- Issues with Performance Systems
Unit 8 -- Employability and Technology Skills
13 Advanced Taxation Unit 1 -- Introduction to Corporation Tax
Unit 2 -- Corporation Tax groups & Losses
Unit 3 -- Fundamentals of Inheritance Tax
Unit 4-- Valuation rules for Inheritance tax & the Death Estate
Unit 5 -- Fundamentals of Taxing Capital Gains
Unit 6 -- Capital Gains Reliefs and Exemptions
Unit 7 -- Personal Tax Computations and Investment Advice
Unit 8 -- Income from Employment and Self-employment
Unit 9 -- Trading Losses and Partnership
Zahid Ahmed
14 Advanced Audit & Assurance Unit 1 -- Essential Exam Technique for the AAA paper
Unit 2 -- Ethics and Professional Issues
Unit 3 -- Practice Management including Quality Management of audit work
Unit 4 -- Audit Planning, including Risk
Unit 5 -- Audit Procedures and Evidence
Unit 6 -- Finalisation of an audit plus Group Audit Considerations
Unit 7 -- Audit Reports
Unit 8 -- Other Assignments and Current Audit Issues
15 Management Accounting Unit 1 -- Introduction to Cost Accounting; Cost Classification and Behaviour
Unit 2 – Materials, labour and Overheads
Unit 3 -- Overheads and Absorption Costing and Cost bookkeeping
Unit 4-- Absorption vs Marginal Costing. Job Costing
Unit 5 -- Job, Batch and Service Costing (continued). Process Costing
Unit 6 -- Budgeting and Introduction to Statistical Techniques
Unit 7 -- Advanced Statistical Techniques
Unit 8 -- Investment Appraisal
Unit 9 -- Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
Unit 10 --Performance Measurement (Financial Performance)
Unit 11 -- Revision


Elizabeth Morales Reyes
"Tutors are great and really professional, they know a lot of the subject but as well how to pass the exam. I already recommended LSBF to my friends"
Elizabeth Morales Reyes
ACCA Campus
Victoria Marks
"They are positive, they are helpful, they are always there for you".
Victoria Marks
ACCA Campus
Usmaan Rehman
"Tutors were very knowledgeable, they had a very good background with ACCA, they were quite well recognised and accredited."
Usmaan Rehman
ACCA Campus
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