ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

The globally recognized qualifications gives an excellent start in core accountancy skills and provides everything needed - at any level - to build a successful career in finance.

ACCA focus is on professional values, ethics and governance. It helps students gain expertise and experience to work with governments, regulators, professional bodies and employers to develop the global accountancy profession and to act in the public interest.

All organisations need professionals who understand finance, talented people who can help make the business a success. And professional accountants play a vital role in wider society too. They provide real value by giving businesses and individuals the confidence to invest, and that in turn, allows countries, organisations and, most importantly, people, the opportunity to realise their potential.

Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose ACCA as your route to becoming a qualified finance and accounting professional.

Employers know and respect our qualifications and value the skills and contribution ACCA accountants make to their organisation. As an ACCA-qualified accountant, you will be in demand for having the right skills. ACCA has over 8500 employer partners across the globe.

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The ACCA Qualification is relevant to each and every area of accountancy and finance, so you will have the choice of working in many different financial roles and at senior levels within an organisation.

Study and work wherever you want your career path to take you because our qualifications are recognised and valued around the world. ACCA is recognized in over 183 countries around the world and holds partnerships with over 80 accountancy bodies around the world. Many of which recognize ACCA through a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) to enable students to directly earn memberships of various accountancy bodies without appearing any further exams.

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Flexibility is key when it comes to gaining your ACCA Qualification, with different starting points, study methods to choose from and choice when it comes to when and where you gain your relevant on-the-job training.

Lastly, ACCA has a network of 89 offices around the world, so you can rely on the services and support you would expect to receive from a global organization like ACCA.

You can also earn a range of foreign qualifications through your ACCA qualification, have a look at our globally relevant academic partnerships with business schools around the world.

Not only this, you also have access to membership with a varied list of bodies including those specializing in treasury and securities investments globally.  For more details visit on



Accountancy could be your route to working at the top of an organisation if you choose the right qualification. As well as a challenging and rewarding job, a career in finance offers opportunity and excellent financial reward.


Finance professionals play an important role in every organisation. Working in a role which contributes to the success of an organisation will make you a respected business professional.


No matter what your passions are, choosing accountancy means you can follow your dreams. This is because finance professionals work in every industry, including those you’re interested in. So wherever you want to work, choosing accounting and finance means you’ll be in demand with employers everywhere.

Now you’ve seen the reasons why a career in accountancy is such a great choice, why not continue on to find out why ACCA is your perfect route to becoming a qualified finance professional?

There are many accountancy bodies that offer accountancy qualifications around the world. Here is a summary of why you should choose ACCA:

Unrivalled global network

  • ACCA is the global body for professional accountants with over 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries.
  • We have 89 offices and centres globally all offering localised support.
  • Our qualifications are based on international accounting standards making them globally relevant.
  • We offer local law and tax options making your qualification locally relevant too.
  • ACCA qualifications are recognised by key regulatory and education authorities around the world and we have joint membership of other international accountancy bodies.
  • ACCA’s qualifications are benchmarked against education levels around the world. So by choosing ACCA, you choose qualifications that have been independently quality checked.

Respected by employers

  • Over one hundred years of proven reputation for quality and excellence.
  • 8,500 approved employers globally
  • Qualifications developed with employers giving you the skills and knowledge to be work ready
  • A strong focus on ethics means that employers know they are getting ethical accountants.
  • Quality assured qualifications mean employers can be confident of your ability and knowledge.

Putting you in charge of your studies and career

  • You can study full-time or part-time around work. You can choose to self-study or study with a tuition provider. You can progress at your own pace and start at the right level for you.
  • Once you qualify with ACCA you can gain exemption from parts of other academic qualifications, making it quicker for you to complete them.
  • Having both financial and management accounting skills means that you can move between roles, industries and sectors. 
  • We provide you with the core knowledge in all areas of accountancy to ensure you have the complete skillset required of a finance professional, and so that you can choose the right finance role for you in any industry.

Visit the ACCA Competency Framework to view all of the different skillsets you’ll be competent in by completing the ACCA Qualification.