How does ACCA work?

The ACCA designation is a globally recognized, masters-level accounting and finance professional qualification. Earning it demonstrates a commitment to professional ethics and expertise with the broad range of skills needed for competitive careers in the accounting and finance profession. To earn the ACCA designation, you must complete the ACCA Qualification.

ACCA stands for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants a leading international accountancy body. The ACCA qualification proves to employers that you have ability in all aspects of accounting and finance. It is the largest and fastest growing qualification in the world, with over 500,000 members and students in 170 countries. It provides a strong foundation to students and professionals for careers in Accounting, Tax Consulting, Auditing and Financial Management etc.

Since it was first introduced, the ACCA designation has become one of the most respected and recognized accounting credentials in the world. Earning the ACCA designation demonstrates mastery of the skills most needed in accounting and finance. That’s why employers and clients around the world are increasingly seeking ACCA students/trainees often making ACCA a prerequisite for employment.

To earn the ACCA designation you must have three years of relevant work experience, pledging to adhere to the ACCA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct; and you must complete the ACCA Qualification.

The ACCA Qualification is a globally recognized, master’s level curriculum that provides you with a strong foundation of the real-world accounting and finance knowledge and practical knowledge you need in today’s accounting and finance industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

You need to complete 14 exams in total. A maximum of nine exams in the Fundamentals level are available for exemption.

Applied Knowledge exams

  • AB Accountant in Business
  • MA Management Accounting
  • FA Financial Accounting

Applied Skills exams

  • LW Corporate and Business Law
  • PM Performance Management
  • TX Taxation
  • FR Financial Reporting
  • AA Audit and Assurance
  • FM Financial Management

Strategic Professionals

  • SBR Strategic Business Reporting
  • SBL Strategic Business Leader

Two of the following options

  • AFM Advanced Financial Management
  • APM Advanced Performance Management
  • ATX Advanced Taxation
  • AAA Advanced Audit and Assurance

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