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ACCA live online courses have been designed to provide you with an on-campus learning experience but with all the benefits of 100% online flexibility.

By choosing to study with London School of Business and Finance you will benefit from 24/7 access to InterActive's e-learning platform from your PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, meaning that whichever corner of the globe you study from you will never be more than a click away from world-class study resources.

As our programmes allow you to fit your studies around your day-to-day commitments, you'll be able to join the 91% percent* of our students who manage to work and study at the same time. On top of all these fantastic benefits, you'll also become part of a growing community of industry professionals and over 15,000 fellow students worldwide who study with InterActive.

About ACCARead more

ACCA is held in esteem by employers the world over, making it a must for those seeking a high-flying career in accounting, finance, and management. If you have future salary expectations of up to £65,000***, then this qualification will set you well on your way to achieving them. The study programme has been developed in partnership with many of the world's leading employers, ensuring that upon graduation you are work ready.

As an ACCA member, you will have access to a global network of the most successful accountants and a range of unique resources. These include free accounting and auditing advice, as well as regular technical updates.


LSBF’s expert faculty includes award-winning tutors with over 30 years’ experience helping ACCA students pass first time. As accountancy specialists and published academics, these tutors have been hand-picked for their in-depth knowledge and passion for teaching.

The interviews and profiles below will tell you more about your tutors.

Rob Sowerby,
Courses Director

Robert began teaching in 1990, both in London and around the world. His specialist areas are management and cost accounting, along with financial management. He teaches with a passion and enthusiasm that brings ACCA to life.

Francis Braganza,
Senior Tutor

Francis has more than 30 years of global experience in teaching financial analysis. He was awarded the National Lecturer of the Year prize in 2004 by PQ Magazine and received nominations by FTC for Lecturer of the Year in 2005 and 2007. His detailed, up-to-date understanding of the industry has also led to him having numerous articles published in leading accountancy journals.

Martin Jones,
Senior Tutor

Working as an accountancy practitioner for 7 years, principally with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Martin gained a wealth of knowledge and is considered an expert in audit and financial reporting. Martin began teaching in 1994 and was a founding partner of FTC.

David Laws,
Senior Tutor

More than 10 years of lecturing experience has made David a key asset to LSBF’s accounting department. Being Awarded MSc and BSc degrees from Washington State and Hull University respectively, he has a strong, international academic background.

Carolyn Napier,
Senior Tutor

Formerly a chemistry academic, Carolyn trained as a chartered accountant, gaining the ACA qualification before moving into professional training. Having dedicated more than 20 years to lecturing, Carolyn is one of LSBF’s most experienced tutors and a widely respected authority in both general and advanced taxation.

Debbie Crossman,
Senior Tutor

Debbie has taught law for almost 30 years, helping countless students to achieve the careers they aspire to. Her dedication and enthusiasm have made her a favourite amongst law students.

Paul Merison,
Senior Tutor

An ICAEW member, Paul has been teaching accountancy students for 16 years. He has also been an examiner, and was Head of Training for a firm of UK Chartered Accountants. He has taught in many countries and has specialised in audit, ethics and corporate governance. He is renowned for being able to inspire interest in subjects that many students previously regarded as boring and difficult to study.

Each tutor gives personalised feedback by identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and helping you build on both. They achieve this through Live Online sessions and comprehensive study materials, comprehensive resources which play a huge part in the continued success of InterActive’s students.

ACCA is an internationally respected accounting qualification awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. LSBF offers tuition and revision courses that are designed to help you pass your exams first time.

You can study anytime and anywhere you have a device connected to the internet. This provides you with 24/7 access to the expert resources you need to pass your exams with confidence, and gives you full control of your study schedule.


F1 Accountant in Business (Int*)Read more

Providing a thorough introduction to the foundations of effective management, this paper will help you understand the contemporary business environment and its influence on the operation of accountants and organisations. It also sheds light on the accountant's role within this structure, demonstrating how they can contribute to the development of an effective and ethical organisation.  

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Business organisation structure, governance, and management
  • Key environmental influences and constraints on business and accounting
  • History and role of accounting in business
  • Specific functions of accounting and internal financial control
  • Leading and managing individuals and teams
  • Recruiting and developing effective employees
F2 Management Accounting (Int*)Read more

This paper will teach you how to prepare and process basic quantitative information, with the aim of supporting management decision-making processes through a range of functions.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • The nature and purpose of cost and management accounting
  • Cost classification, behaviour, and purpose
  • Business mathematics and computer spreadsheets
  • Cost accounting techniques
  • Budgeting and standard costing
  • Short-term decision-making techniques
F3 Financial Accounting (Int*)Read more

You will learn the underlying concepts, core principles, and regulations of financial accounting and acquire technical proficiency in double-entry accounting techniques, including the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Context and purpose of financial reporting
  • Qualitative characteristics of financial information and fundamental bases of accounting
  • Use of double-entry accounting systems
  • Recording transactions and events
  • Preparing a trial balance
  • Preparing basic financial statements


F4 Corporate and Business Law (UK or Rus*)Read more

This paper enhances your understanding of the wider legal framework and introduces specific legal issues relating to business, while identifying situations where specialist legal advice must be taken.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Essential elements of the legal system
  • The law of obligations
  • Employment law
  • The formation and constitution of business organisations
  • Capital and the financing of companies
  • Management, administration and the regulation of companies
  • Legal implications for companies in difficulty or crisis
  • Governance and ethical issues relating to business
F5 Performance Management (Int*)Read more

The objective of this paper is to develop your skills in management accounting techniques. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to quantitative and qualitative data for the purposes of planning, decision-making, and evaluating performance.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Cost accounting techniques
  • Decision-making
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Performance measurement
F6 Taxation (UK or Rus*)Read more

Gain a more thorough understanding of the business taxation system and its impact on individuals, companies, and groups of businesses.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Trading profits
  • Capital allowances
  • Employment income
  • Property business profits
  • Investment income
  • Personal tax computations
  • National insurance
  • Corporation tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Value added tax
  • Self assessment
F7 Financial Reporting (Int*)Read more

This module develops your understanding of accounting standards and financial reporting. You will also study the theoretical principles behind the creation of financial statements, with particular focus on financial statement analysis and interpretation.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Conceptual framework
  • Regulatory framework
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Business combinations
  • Analysing and interpreting
F8 Audit & Assurance (Int*)Read more

You will acquire the skills necessary for carrying out assurance engagements and understand their application within the framework of professional regulation.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Conceptual framework
  • Regulatory framework
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Business combinations
  • Analysing and interpreting
F9 Financial Management (Int*)Read more

This paper introduces the knowledge and competencies used by financial managers in the areas of financing, investment, and dividend policy decision-making.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Financial management function
  • Financial management environment
  • Working capital management
  • Investment appraisal
  • Business finance
  • Cost of capital
  • Business valuation
  • Risk management


P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics (Int*)Read more

You will gain the knowledge and skills required to exercise competent professional judgment with regards to governance, compliance, internal control, and risk management – with particular emphasis on the wider ethical framework.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Governance and responsibility
  • Internal control and review
  • Identifying, assessing, and controlling risk
  • Professional values and ethics
P2 Corporate Reporting (Int*)Read more

Learn how to make sound professional judgments in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles, in a variety of business contexts.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Financial reporting framework
  • Reporting financial performance
  • Financial statements for groups
  • Specialised entities
  • Changes in regulation
  • Appraisal of performance and position
  • Current developments
P3 Business Analysis (Int*)Read more

This paper develops students' abilities to formulate business strategy and make sound professional judgments in relation to business processes and organisational changes, which may involve the implementation of new IT and knowledge systems. You will also learn how to manage quality processes, projects, and employees.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Strategic position
  • Strategic choices
  • Strategic action
  • Business process change
  • Information technology
  • Quality issues
  • Project management
  • Financial analysis

Options (choose any 2 from the following 4)

P4 Advanced Financial Management (Int*)Read more

You will develop in-depth knowledge of the world of finance and gain the theoretical skills required of senior financial advisors and executives.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Role and responsibility towards stakeholders
  • Advanced investment appraisal
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Corporate reconstruction and re-organisation
  • Treasury and advanced risk management techniques
  • Economic environment for multinationals
  • Emerging issues in finance and financial management
P5 Advanced Performance Management (Int*)Read more

Developing advanced management accounting techniques, you will learn to accurately assess the performance and strategic development of global organisations, taking into account economic as well as external factors.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Strategic planning and control
  • Economic factors
  • Performance systems and design
  • Strategic performance measurement
  • Performance evaluation
  • Current developments
P6 Advanced Taxation (UK*)Read more

You will acquire the knowledge needed to offer well informed advice on how large-scale taxation affects financial decision-making.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Advanced facets of the UK tax system
  • The impact of taxes and tax interaction
  • Tax planning measures
  • Communicating with clients, HM Revenue and customs, and professionals
P7 Advanced Audit & Assurance (Int*)Read more

P7 will teach you how to analyse, evaluate, and report on assurance engagements, as well as other issues in audit and assurance, within the context of current financial developments and best practice.

It is strongly recommended that before taking paper P7 you have completed, or at least attempted, papers F8 and P2.

The main elements of this paper are as follows:

  • Conceptual framework
  • Regulatory framework
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Business combinations
  • Analysing and interpreting

Int = Internatinal variant
Rus = Russian variant
UK = UK variant

  • Check the entry requirements
  • Register at a local exam centre
  • Send your confirmation number to InterActive
  • Exams in March, June, September and December
  • Available at any ACCA worldwide centre

Please note, enrolment as a student with InterActive does NOT register you with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants . All students who wish to sit examinations must register as a professional exam student separately.

Exams take place four times a year – in March, June, September and December. You can register for computer or paper-based exams at any ACCA worldwide centre.

Your entry route to the programme depends on your current level of education:

Current qualifications ACCA entry route
No qualifications You first need to complete the final level of the AAT or FIA qualification.
2 A-levels and 3 GCSEs in 5 separate subjects, including English and Maths Apply for the ACCA Knowledge modules
A non-relevant degree or other Apply for the ACCA Knowledge modules
Relevant degrees Relevant degrees at ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempted from all Fundamentals (the Knowledge and Skills modules) and some Professional modules. We recommend that you enquire/apply for exemptions when you register with ACCA as a student.
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)/CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) qualified Apply for the ACCA Skills module (with exemptions from the Knowledge modules).

Please check the online database on the ACCA official website for comprehensive information on all exemptions. Any exemption queries must be made directly to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, along with any supporting documentation required for exemptions recognition.

Join the 15,000 students worldwide who are already studying with us and enhance your experience through the Live Tuition and Live Revision programmes. LSBF Live courses come complete with HD-quality videos, Live Q&A sessions, personalised tutor support, and a vast range of educational study materials.

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The Live Tuition + Live Revision programme is the total package, helping you pass your exams first time. Covering the full course syllabus, the live tuition and revision sessions give you all the benefits of studying on-campus, but with the convenience of 100% online flexibility. Added benefits include personalised tutor support, tutor marked mock exams, and live Q&A sessions with London School of Business and Finance's expert tutors, who will help you prepare for exam success - wherever you are in the world.

ACCA Tuition OnlineRead more

Whether you join the 91%* of our students who continue working while they study, or you decide to commit to the programme full-time, studying from your home or office at your own pace is both easy and convenient. In fact, HD-quality video lectures are available 24/7 at the click of a button meaning you can pause, rewind, and replay the course content as often as you wish. Helpful revision kits, online study texts, and revision cards are also included to help you pass your exams first time.

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Global Live Online Tuition sessions with notes + recordings
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Pre-recorded revision sessions available 6 weeks before exams
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Introduction videos from course tutors
Multiple choice tests with feedback
Course library of articles and videos to help you study
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Study text, revision kit & revision cards (Electronic)*
Online community of students and mentors
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