THE CERTIFIED ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (CAT)
The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification is structured and examined by ACCA and offers
you the opportunity to further your career options. In studying for the CAT qualification, you may wish to
start a career in finance, gain recognition for the skills you have already developed in accountancy or
accelerate your progression to the ACCA professional scheme. CAT is the stepping stone for all of these
aims. It also seeks to help you develop the skills needed for successful study in higher education.
– Successful completion of the first five CAT papers allows you to commence the ACCA Qualification.
– Completion of all CAT papers means you will be exempted from the first three papers of ACCA.
– 16 years of age with no formal academic qualification
Holders of certain qualifications may claim exemptions from some papers. You may also be able to claim
exemptions from the introductory level exams if you satisfy one year's practical work experience
CAT exam dates
There are two exam sittings each year:
June and December
Computer Based Exams (paper 1- 4) are held throughout the year.
UK: United Kingdom
CAT Exam Papers
1 Recording Financial Transactions (Int)
2 Information for Management Control
3 Maintaining Financial Records (Int)
4 Accounting for Costs
5 Managing People and Systems
6 Drafting Financial Statements (Int)
7 Planning, Control and Performance
PLUS TWO OPTIONS FROM:
8 Implementing Audit Procedures (Int)
9 Preparing Taxat ion Computations (UK)