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 ACCA Qualification
 

The ACCA Qualification is a highly-regarded accountancy qualification. In order to become a qualified chartered certified accountant and use the designatory letters "ACCA" after your name you need to complete:

  • 14 exams (exemption can be claimed in nine exams)
  • Three-years’ relevant practical experience requirements
  • A Professional Ethics module

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body, with over 432,000 students and 154,000 members in 170 countries. More people around the world qualify in-country with ACCA than any other international body. ACCA’s reputation and influence are respected worldwide by employers, government and the profession itself. ACCA has an extensive network of over 80 staffed offices and other centres around the world.

ACCA’s Members, who are known as Chartered Certified Accountants, are employed in industry, financial services, the public sector, or in public practice. 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 authorises its members to undertake insolvency work. Outside the UK, ACCA’s are recognised under the EU's Mutual Recognition Directive and in many countries around the world.

ACCA offers four core qualifications:

  • A suite of awards, including certificates, diplomas and a revised Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification - (Foundations In Accountancy)
  • A Professional Qualification enabling members to reach the highest level in accountancy - (ACCA)
  • A Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting which is centered on the needs of employers for practical, professional accounting - BSc (Hons)
  • A Masters in Business Administration designed to broaden business understanding and enhance strategic decision making - (MBA)