Develop your business acumen and leadership skills to run a business or build a new one. This program will equip you to lead more effectively, grow your career, and help to make better decisions for yourself and for your organization, whether as an employee or as a new business owner.
What does being a CA make you?
The Chartered Accountancy qualification opens the door to a vast range of exciting career opportunities, in every sector of business and finance, both in Zimbabwe and internationally. Chartered Accountants are in constant demand both at home and abroad, being recognized for their technical competence, professional standards, and veracity.
Different roles or pathways of CAs
BCTA Student Roadmap to CA(Z)
Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA)
The Certificate in Theory of Accounting this is a post grad program for aspiring chartered accountants. It is the gate way into the chartered accountants career / Journey. CAA provides ZCTA on a full-time basis as well as on part time. Students enrolled for the program will study in the four accountancy core subjects of Financial Accounting, Auditing and Governance, Management Accounting and Finance and Taxation. For you to successfully complete the program you must pass all 4 subjects in one sitting of which you will then receive a Zimbabwe Certificate of Theory in Accounting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe(ICAZ).
Applied Financial Accounting and Reporting
Financial accounting is the field of accounting concerned with the summary, analysis and reporting of financial transactions pertaining to a business. This involves the preparation of financial statements available public consumption. Stockholders, suppliers, banks, employees, government agencies, business owners, and other stakeholders are examples of people interested in receiving such information for decision making purposes. Financial accounting is governed by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It includes the standards, conventions, and rules that accountants follow in recording and summarizing and in the preparation of financial statements. IFRS are issued by the International Accounting Standards (IASs).
Applied Auditing and Governance
Auditing aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework. Assurance engagements involve the expression of an opinion, which is “a conclusion designed to enhance the degree of confidence of the intended users other than the responsible party about the outcome of the evaluation or measurement of a subject matter against criteria” (Assurance Framework of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)). Under Governance students learn about best practices of good corporate governance.
This course includes the taxation of an individual or an entity both of which are complex areas. In addition, the course seeks to address tax planning opportunities to reduce the tax burden while remaining in compliance with laws and regulations.
Applied Management Accounting and Finance
Management Accounting and Finance isdivided into two sections, Corporate Finance, and Management Accounting. Although different focuses the two sections complement one another and are based on many common principles. The two sections should be viewed as being inextricably linked. Corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures have become commonplace in our global environment. Entities are frequently faced with financing choices which have strategic consequences. Their managers must make capital structure decisions, evaluate short term and long-term financing needs, and choose finance tools that are appropriate to the entity’s strategic direction and to the competitive environment within which it operates.