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Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing
  • Program Duration
    1 Year
  • Delivery Method
    On Campus
  • Credit hours
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 31,200

​Program Overview

One of the priorities of Effat University (EU), is to equip students, graduates and the community with professional skills needed for the labor market. Through its various community services and programs, EU aims to produce world class graduates and highly qualified professionals in their fields. Given the importance of the accounting and financial sector for Saudi Arabia economy, and its contribution in creating job opportunities, EU has decided to launch the Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing. This program will contribute to effectively qualify and prepare the candidates to become Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) certified and top national and international leaders in this growing sector. In this program the candidates will be offered five subjects: Accounting, Auditing, Zakat and Tax, Jurisprudence of Transactions, and Commercial Law. The Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing is designed in order to equip candidates with a solid understanding of accounting and auditing skills to prepare them for SOCPA exams. Certified accountants will be granted Fellowship from SOCPA based on their theoretical knowledge and ability to apply it with skill, level of awareness of professional responsibility, and the behavioural qualities that a certified accountant must exhibit. The program consists of five subject areas namely accounting, auditing, Zakat and tax, jurisprudence of transactions, and commercial law.​

Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing​ Degree

Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing is granted to students who are completing the required modules successfully. This program aims at preparing the students to successfully complete the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountant. Upon the completion of the program, the student will be ready to sit for the five SOCPA Exams.​

​Educationbal objectives

The major objectives of the program are:

  • To enable the student to acquire theoretical & practical knowledge of the accounting & auditing profession
  • To prepare the student for the SOCPA Fellowship exam
  • To position the students uniquely in the job market through value-added skills​

Target Audience

  • Students/Professionals seeking SOCPA membership.
  • Individuals who want to enhance their accounting and auditing skillset to further progress in their professions.
  • Graduates of administrative sciences who are required to attend 15 credit hours of the offered courses for eligibility of SOCPA professional registration.​​

Program learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

  • K1 - Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental accounting principles, theories, and practices.

  • K2 - Acquire advanced knowledge of auditing techniques and methodologies.

  • K3 - Understand the principles of Zakat, tax regulations, and commercial laws.


  • S1 - Apply analytical skills to interpret financial data, preparing accurate and comprehensive financial reports that adhere to international accounting standards.

  • S2 - Demonstrate proficiency in conducting effective financial audits, identifying areas of risk, and proposing recommendations to enhance financial controls.

  • S3 - Cultivate ethical decision-making skills in financial accounting and auditing, recognizing and addressing ethical dilemmas with integrity and professionalism.

Values, Autonomy, and Responsibility

  • V1 - Exhibit a high level of awareness of professional responsibility in financial accounting and auditing, aligning actions with ethical standards and industry best practices.

Career opportunities

  • SOCPA Certified Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Accountant​

Admission Requirements:​

The admission requirements for Associate Diploma are as follows:

  1. High School certificate or equivalent.
  2. Demonstrate a level of proficiency in both oral and written English that is essential to their success in the diploma program (i.e. IELTS score 5.0 or equivalent Linguaskill or iBT TOEFL).​​

Study Plan 

Please check the study plan of Associate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Auditing as PDF​

Tuition and Fees​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
    Tuition per credit hour
    (VAT Excluded)
    Program Tuition per credit hour (VAT Included)
    Program Tuition (VAT Excluded)
    ​Program Tuition (VAT Included)
  • 1 Year (4 Levels)
    SAR 1,300
    SAR 1,495
    SAR 31,200
    SAR 35,880​​

Courses Tuition Breakdown: ​

  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Included)
  • Level 1 (8 weeks)
  • Accounting 1
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Commercial Law
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Level Summary
    SAR 7,800
    SAR 8,970
  • Level 2 (8 weeks)
  • Accounting 2 (ACCT 111)
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Zakat and Taxes
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Level Summary
    SAR 9,100
    SAR 10,465
  • Level 3 (8 weeks)
  • Accounting 3 (ACCT 111)
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Jurisprudence of Transactions
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Level Summary
    SAR 9,100
    SAR 10,465
  • Level 4 (8 weeks)
  • Auditing (ACCT111)
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Level Summary
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Program Summary
    SAR 31,200
    SAR 35,880

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • Placement Test
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above).​
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  • Effat University E-Payment ​System
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

Contact Information:

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Cancellation or Refund Policy

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Contact Information
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