Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University's Accounting programme is first in China to receive full accreditation from ACCA

XI'AN, China, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ -- After receiving 12 exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the BA Accounting progamme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University's  International Business School Suzhou has been granted full accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The accreditation means it is the first undergraduate programme in China to have obtained 9 ACCA exemptions and 12 CIMA exemptions, putting it on a par with other UK universities' accounting degrees.

Students on the BA Accounting programme acquire knowledge and skills in the preparation and interpretation of accounts and develop an appreciation of the similarities and differences in practice between the UK and China.

Successful graduates from the programme are awarded two certificates, a BA (Hons) Accounting from the University of Liverpool and a BMan Accounting from XJTLU.

ACCA is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. Headquartered in London it is one of the world's most influential and largest accounting professional bodies with 178,000 members and 455,000 students in 180 nations.

ACCA seeks to promote principles-based accounting regulations and aims to offer business-relevant qualifications to people around the world who seek a career in accountancy, finance and management. The ACCA full professional qualification is regarded as the equivalent of a taught UK masters degree by the UK Border Agency and Department of Education.

CIMA is a UK professional accountancy body that focusses on the training and qualifying of accountants in business. It is the world's largest and leading professional body of management accountants with 227,000 members and students in 179 countries.

CIMA represents financial managers and accountants who work in industry, commerce, not-for-profit organisations and public sectors. Its key activities relate to strategies for businesses and CIMA qualification is also recognised by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), another world-leading accounting body.

Founded in 2006, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is the largest international joint venture university in China and in 2016 celebrates its 10th Anniversary partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool. As one of the most international universities in Asia, XJTLU seeks to further increase its international student enrolment, research partnerships and academic staff recruitment. Our vision is to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features.

SOURCE Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

For further information: Jacqueline Banki, +86 (0)51288161351, Jacqueline.Banki@xjtlu.edu.cn, http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn

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