Get ahead with the ICAEW CFAB certification and the ICAEW BFP designation


Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) is an internationally recognized business and finance qualification awarded by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ICAEW ACA is the gold standard of professional qualifications and its members are recognized as highly qualified business and finance professionals and are in great demand locally and globally.

The ICAEW CFAB is comprised of six on-demand Computer-Based-Exams covering:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Information
  • Business, Technology and Finance,
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Assurance
  • Law

DSR offers effective in-class tuition for all six papers over the course of each 9-10 month CFAB cycle. Our experienced instructors and proven classroom techniques have led to world-beating pass rates and awards year after year. Candidates who complete the CFAB and meet the experience requirements have the opportunity to apply for the Business and Finance Professional (BFP) designation, launched by the ICAEW. This designation signals your knowledge, experience, and adherence to the ICAEW’s Code of Ethics.

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Azam Shibli, ACA


ACA (ICAEW), BFP (ICAEW), BA (Brown University)
Director of DSR’s ICAEW CFAB Program

Azam is director of the ACCA program at DSR. He was lead instructor for the PQT/EFP program, a joint initiative launched in 2019 by the Human Resources Authority and ADGM Academy. To date, 29 Emirati students have earned ACCA diplomas through the program. Azam is lead instructor for the ICAEW ACA courses at DSR and to corporate clients, including Emirates NBD. His practice areas include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Taxation. He graduated from Brown University (’01) in Providence RI USA.

ICAEW Course Overview


ICAEW CFAB consists of six modules. Each one focuses on a key aspect of finance, business or accounting, giving you practical insights and knowledge that will help you in your career.

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Find out more about the ICAEW (CFAB) & BFP programme, and how you can apply for exemptions or credits for prior learning. For more details on ICAEW & BFAB courses contact

Durdana Rizvi
+ 971 55 498 4696