You will find detailed breakdowns from each professional accounting body on the different stages of their course, the next exam schedule, an accounting glossary and up-to-date study news items. If you need more information, feel free to “Ask the Oracle” to answer any questions you have, by qualified accountants.



Monday 06 January Friday 31 January 09, 10, 11 March Friday 17 April
Monday 23 March Friday 24 April 01, 02, 03 June Friday 10 July
Monday 29 June Friday 31 July 07, 08, 09 September Friday 16 October
Monday 28 September Friday 30 October 07, 08, 09 December Friday 22 January 2021

March1, June, September and December 2020 session

Monday AM Audit and Assurance
PM Financial Accounting and Reporting – IFRS2
Financial Accounting and Reporting – UK GAAP2
Tuesday  AM Tax Compliance

Business Planning: Banking3 – Not available in March

Business Planning: Insurance3 – Not available in March

Business Planning: Taxation3

Wednesday  AM Business Strategy and Technology
 PM Financial Management

Please note: The ICAEW reserves the right to vary examination dates, deadlines and times.



August 2020
Operational Management/Gateway Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 January 2020 05 February 2020

12 February 2020

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Exam entry closing 28 July 2020

04 August 2020


11 August 2020

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Exam dates 12-14 August 2020 19-21 August 2020

26-28 August 2020

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Publish results

24 September 2020

01 October 2020

08 October 2020 

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November 2020
Operational Management/Gateway Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 April 2020
07 May 2020
13 May 2020
Exam entry closing 27 October 2020
03 November 2020
10 November 2020
Pre seen material to students 25 September 2020  02 October 2020
09 October 2020
Exam dates 11-13 November 2020 18-20 November 2020
25-27 November 2020
Publish results 22 December 2020
14 January 2021
14 January 2021 


ACCA June 2020 Exams - 1st to 5th 

Monday, June 1st

  • AA (Audit and Assurance)
  • AAA (Advanced Audit and Assurance)

Tuesday, June 2nd

  • TX-UK (Taxation)
  • ATX (Advanced Taxation)
  • SBL (Strategic Business Leader)

Wednesday, June 3rd

  • PM (Performance Management)
  • APM (Advanced Performance Management)

Thursday, June 4th 

  • FR (Financial Reporting)
  • SBR (Strategic Business Reporting)
  • TRS (Technical Role Simulation)

Friday, June 5th

  • FM (Financial Management)
  • AFM (Advanced Financial Management)
  • LW (Corporate and Business Law)
  • DipIFR (Diploma in International Financial Reporting)

ACCA Sep Exam Deadlines

Early exam entry opening date - 4th Feb 2020

Early exam entry deadline date - 11th May 2020

Standard exam entry deadline - 27th July 2020

Late exam entry deadline - 3rd August 2020

ACCA Sep 2020 Exams - 7th to 11th 

Monday, Sep 7th

  • AA (Audit and Assurance)
  • AAA (Advanced Audit and Assurance)

Tuesday, Sep 8th

  • TX-UK (Taxation)
  • ATX (Advanced Taxation)
  • SBL (Strategic Business Leader)

Wednesday, Sep 9th

  • PM (Performance Management)
  • APM (Advanced Performance Management)

Thursday, Sep 10th

  • FR (Financial Reporting)
  • SBR (Strategic Business Reporting)
  • TRS (Technical Role Simulation)

Friday, Sep 11th

  • FM (Financial Management)
  • AFM (Advanced Financial Management)
  • LW (Corporate and Business Law)


02 Mar 01 June 07 Sept 30 Nov

Corporate Governance and Law (CGL)

Management Accounting (MA)

03 Mar 02 June 08 Sept 01 Dec

Strategic Case Study (SCS)

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Financial Accounting (FA)

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Business and Change Management (BCM)

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04 Mar 03 June 09 Sept 02 Dec

PQ Audit and Assurance (AA)

Strategy and Policy Development (SPD)

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05 Mar 04 June 10 Sept 03 Dec

Company Financial Reporting (CFR)

Strategic Public Finance (SPF)

Financial Management (FM)

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06 Mar
05 June
11 Sept (PSFR)

04 Dec


Public Service Financial Reporting

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Taxation (TAX)



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At Holden Jones we constantly assess remunerative packages in order to aid both job seekers and recruiters – or even those who just want to ensure they are being paid what they are worth!

All information contained within the survey is of course subject to market conditions of supply and demand or more stringent role specifications. We hope you find what you are looking for.

Public Practice Salary Survey 2020

Salary Survey 2020


Glossary of
Accounting Terms

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