Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA is a professional accountancy qualification that benefits from global recognition. The holder of this qualification is known as Chartered Certified Accountant. It is very highly rated in the fields of banking, management and consulting, and is a major advantage in competing for senior roles. ACCA membership also enables you to obtain the status of a Registered Auditor.

There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential because the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, which is why ACCA qualification has an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.

Professionalism and ethics is examined at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification. It is also a main part of the practical experience you must complete to qualify.

To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:

  • Exams – a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
  • Experience – record 36 months’ experience in a relevant role
  • Ethics – the Professional Ethics module.

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can achieve along the way. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:

  • A Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • A BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University