ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body, with over 350,000 students and members in 170 countries. ACCA has an extensive network of over 80 staffed offices and student support centres around the world. With statutory recognition in the UK and Ireland, it has the authority to license its members to work as registered auditors. In the UK, it also authorizes its members to undertake tax, forensic accountancy and insolvency work. Outside the UK, ACCA’s are recognized under the EU’s Mutual Recognition Directive and in many countries around the world.
ACCA offers four core qualifications
- A technical level qualification provides a comprehensive introduction to accountancy.
- A professional qualification enabling members to reach the highest level in accountancy (ACCA).
- A Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Accounting which is centered on the needs of employers for practical and professional accounting BSc (Hons).
- A Masters in Business Administration designed to broaden business understanding and enhance strategic decision making (MBA)
ACCA Professional Course
The ACCA Professional Scheme is a highly relevant targeted combination of study and practical experience. The syllabus is a result of extensive research and consultation with governments, students, colleges and employers from a range of public and private sector organizations. Wherever you are in the world, ACCA strives for consistently high standards of training and support. Its personal and virtual study options have been developed to ensure that you have maximum control over what you learn the way you learn and the pace at which you work. Future employers will be aware of your potential because the ACCA qualification is highly regarded throughout the world. ACCA has effective relationships with local and multinational organizations, accounting bodies, corporations and institutions including governments and even the United Nations.
The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunities. Once you become a member, the learning process continues throughout your career. The range of educational opportunities includes a degree qualification, plans for a specifically tailored MBA and constantly updated range of courses in all areas of finance and management.
ACCA offers various entry routes, depending on your age and previous academic qualifications.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Graduate Entry Route
O/A-Levels, B.Com, BA, BSc from a recognized University
Access to ACCA via FD qualification
Complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business through the Foundation Diploma route, and you can continue your studies with the Certified Accounting Technician Qualification, or you can transfer onto the ACCA Qualification, miss out the first three exams and continue your studies from the fourth exam (F4 – Corporate and Business Law) onwards.ACCA-AFD UK Basic Guide ACCA CBE Exam Practice ACCA TIMETABLE