About ACCA

ACCAFounded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA). As at June 2016, ACCA had 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries. ACCA's headquarters are in London with principal administrative office in Glasgow. ACCA works through a network of 92 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide employee development.
The term 'Chartered' in ACCA qualification refers to the Royal Charter granted in 1974. Chartered Certified Accountant is a legally protected term. Individuals who describe themselves as Chartered Certified Accountants must be members of ACCA and if they carry out public practice engagements, must comply with additional regulations such as holding a practising certificate, carrying liability insurance and submitting to inspections.

The Association of Authorised Public Accountants (AAPA), one of the British Professional Bodies for Public Accountants, has been a subsidiary of ACCA since 1996.

ACCA claims to work in the public interest, assuring that its members are appropriately regulated. It promotes principles-based regulation. ACCA actively seeks to enhance the value of accounting in society through international research. It takes progressive stances on global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to grow in reputation and influence.

 

BENEFITS OF BEING AN ACCA MEMBER

 

You will:

  • improve your career progression and have the potential to earn a high salary
  • be able to work anywhere you choose, internationally - because of our world-class reputation
  • have flexibility in your career choice - you can work in any business sector from the financial services and public practice to the public and corporate sectors
  • be part of a global professional body with a reputation for driving global standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity and accountability
  • have access to a range of world-renowned technical materials and research as well as comprehensive resources designed to support your continuing professional development (CPD) including:
  1. free access to accounting jobs adverts posted by top employers
  2. free access to accounting and auditing standards
  3. technical updates
  4. access to exclusive online and face-to-face learning opportunities
  5. further accountancy qualifications from ACCA, as well as from reputable academic and professional partners
  6. other national accountancy bodies will recognise your member status.

FUNDAMENTALS (nine papers in total)

KnowledgeSkills
F1 Accountant in Business F4 Corporate and Business Law
F2 Management Accounting F5 Performance Management
F3 Financial Accounting F6 Taxation
F7 Financial Reporting
F8 Audit and Assurance
F9 Financial Management

PROFESSIONAL (five papers in total)

EssentialsOptions (two to be completed)
P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics P4 Advanced Financial Management
P2 Corporate Reporting P5 Advanced Performance Management
P3 Business Analysis P6 Advanced Taxation
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance