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Permitted texts - ACA

Permitted publications for the Professional Level and Advanced Level exams in 2016.

Please note

There are no permitted texts for the Certificate Level assessments; any necessary information will be provided on screen.

At the Professional Level, permitted texts for Audit and Assurance, Financial Accounting and Reporting and Tax Compliance may be annotated ONLY to the extent of underlining, side-lining and highlighting. Page tabs may be used but must not be written on. For open book exams, Advanced Level and Professional Level Business Planning, candidates should not include any pre-prepared papers (for example, annotated exhibits from the Case Study Advance Information with answers) as this material will not be marked by the examiners.

Students may take an edition of the permitted text of a year other than the one listed. However, the exams are set on the edition listed below and any student taking a different edition does so at their own risk.

Professional Level: 2016 exams

The permitted texts for the Professional Level exams in 2016 are as follows:

Professional Level exams Permitted texts
Audit and Assurance

Auditing Standards 2016 – standards examinable in 2016 ICAEW Examinations (published by CCH – ISBN - 978-1-78540-106-0). £42.20

Financial Accounting and Reporting

2015 International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS® Consolidated without early application (Blue Book). Official pronouncements applicable on 1 January 2015. Does not include IFRSs® with an effective date after 1 January 2015. Published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-909704-60-2 (Two volumes, Part A and Part B, sold together as a set) £70.00

Tax Compliance Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2015/2016 Edition 1 (covers Finance Act 2015). Published by CCH - ISBN 978-1-78540-010-0) £19.30
Business Strategy No permitted texts
Financial Management No permitted texts
Business Planning: Taxation There are no restrictions for the Business Planning: Taxation exam. Candidates may take any hard copy materials into this exam that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. The tax legislation examinable in the 2016 Business Planning: Taxation exam is that covered by the Finance Acts 2015. Candidates sitting the Business Planning: Taxation exam in 2016 are advised to refer to the following edition of Hardman’s Tax Rates and Tables: Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2015/2016 Edition 1 (covers Finance Act 2015). Published by CCH - ISBN 978-1-78540-010-0) £19.30
Business Planning: Banking  There are no restrictions for the Business Planning: Banking exam. Candidates may take any hard copy materials into this exam that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Candidates sitting the Business Planning: Banking exam in 2016 are advised to refer to the following publications:
  • 2015 International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS® Consolidated without early application (Blue Book). Official pronouncements applicable on 1 January 2015. Does not include IFRSs® with an effective date after 1 January 2015. Published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-909704-60-2 (Two volumes, Part A and Part B, sold together as a set) £70.00
  • Auditing Standards 2016 – standards examinable in 2016 ICAEW Examinations (published by CCH – ISBN - 978-1-78540-106-0). £42.20
  • Practice note 19 (Revised) The Audit of Banks and Building Societies in the United Kingdom (January 2011) (published by LexisNexis – ISBN 978-1-84798-424-1). £15.00
Business Planning: Insurance  There are no restrictions for the Business Planning: Insurance exam. Candidates may take any hard copy materials into this exam that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Candidates sitting the Business Planning: Insurance exam in 2016 are advised to refer to the following publications:
  • 2015 International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS® Consolidated without early application (Blue Book). Official pronouncements applicable on 1 January 2015. Does not include IFRSs® with an effective date after 1 January 2015. Published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-909704-60-2 (Two volumes, Part A and Part B, sold together as a set) £70.00
  • Auditing Standards 2016 – standards examinable in 2016 ICAEW Examinations (published by CCH – ISBN - 978-1-78540-106-0). £42.20
  • Practice note 20 (Revised) The Audit of Insurers in the United Kingdom (January 2011) (published by LexisNexis – ISBN 978-1-84798-362-6). £15.00

Advanced Level: 2016 exams

Suggested books for the Advanced Level exams in 2016 are as follows:

Advanced Level exams Permitted texts
Corporate Reporting

There are no restrictions at the Advanced Level. Candidates may take any hard copy materials in to the Advanced Level exams that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Candidates sitting the Advanced Level exams in 2016 are advised to refer to the following edition of the IFRS book: 2015 International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS® Consolidated without early application (Blue Book). Official pronouncements applicable on 1 January 2015. Does not include IFRSs® with an effective date after 1 January 2015. Published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-909704-60-2 (Two volumes, Part A and Part B, sold together as a set) £70.00

Strategic Business Management
Case Study

Ordering permitted texts

The Hardmans Tax Rates and Tables, and the Auditing Standards manual are available to order from John Batchelor at CCH: 

T +44 (0)7887 557 694

E john.batchelor@wolterskluwer.co.uk
 
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®) book is available to order from the IFRS Foundation:
T +44 (0)20 7332 2730

E publications@ifrs.org