Certificate in Accounting and Management

Course overview

The aim of Certificate in Accounting and Management (CAMS) examination is to equip the candidate with the competencies required to provide basic accounting and management services to micro, small and medium enterprises sectors, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public sector entities.

Intro One

Introduction

This section is intended to equip the candidate with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to have an understanding in Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management, Introduction to Law and Ethics, Fundamental ICT Skills and Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

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    Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management

    A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

    • Identify, select and implement new entrepreneurial opportunities
    • Apply basic management and governance concepts in practice
    • Identify and select the sources of finance for an entity
    • Implement fundamental credit management concepts in practice
    • Apply entrepreneurship and management knowledge in response to emerging
      trends.
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      Introduction to Law and Ethics

      A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

      • Demonstrate knowledge of essential elements of the legal system
      • Demonstrate knowledge of legal personality
      • Apply general principles of law in practice
      • Uphold ethical and moral principles in various environments.
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        Fundamental ICT Skills

        A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

        • Demonstrate knowledge of computer systems
        • Select appropriate computer hardware and software
        • Use various computer application packages
        • Select various types of information systems
        • Use computer networks and the Internet
        • Adapt to emerging ICT trends
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          Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

          A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

          • Apply ratios, rates and proportions to interpret various scenarios
          • Apply indices and logarithms in computations
          • Use linear and matrix algebra to solve problems
          • Apply basic calculus to solve problems
          • Calculate measures of central tendency in statistics
          • Construct and interpret basic graphs
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            Foundations of Accounting and Auditing

            A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

            • Identify various types of assets and liabilities, income and expenditure
            • Apply the double entry aspects of accounting
            • Prepare basic financial statements for sole proprietorship, small and medium
              size enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other
              entities.
            • Prepare simple tax computations for SMEs
            • Apply basic auditing principles