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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global professional accounting body that offers the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and has over 200,000 members and over 500,000 students in 180 countries. ACCA aims to provide its members with the knowledge, skills, and values to become successful finance and business professionals. It offers a range of services to its members, including professional development, technical support, and networking opportunities.

To become a member of ACCA, individuals must pass a series of exams and meet other requirements such as having relevant work experience. The ACCA qualification is highly respected and recognized around the world as evidence of a person’s expertise in the field of accounting and finance.



To become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Educational background: You must have completed a relevant qualification such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2.  EXAMS Applied Knowledge

    The Applied Knowledge exams provides students with a broad introduction to the world of finance and develop your essential understanding and techniques in accounting.  These exams are:

    • Business and Technology (BT)
    • Financial Accounting (FA)
    • Management Accounting (MA)
    • Applied Skills

    The Applied Skills exams build on existing knowledge and understanding and develop strong, broad and practical finance skills required of future strategic professional accountant in any sector or industry. These exams are:

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

    Strategic Professional

    The Strategic Professional exams prepare students for future leadership positions. They develop the strategic vision using your unique blend of technical, ethical and professional skills. And you can specialise in areas that best suit your career ambitions. Students must complete both Essentials exams and choose two of the Options.  These exams are:


    • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
    • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)


    • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
    • Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
    • Advanced Taxation (ATX)
    • Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  3. Work experience requirement: You must have at least three years of relevant work experience in order to become a member of the ACCA. This experience can be gained through the ACCA’s Work Experience Requirement (WER) program or through an ACCA-approved employer.
  4. Professional Ethics module: You must also complete the ACCA’s Professional Ethics module, which covers ethical principles and values in the accounting profession.
  5. Membership fee: You must pay an annual membership fee to the ACCA in order to maintain your membership.

If you meet these requirements, you can apply to become a member of the ACCA and use the designatory letters “ACCA” after your name.

Benefits of the ACCA qualification
The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification is highly respected and recognized around the world as evidence of a person’s expertise in the field of accounting and finance. Here are some benefits of obtaining the ACCA qualification:
  1. Career advancement: The ACCA qualification is highly regarded by employers and can open up many career opportunities in a variety of sectors, including public practice, industry, and the public sector.
  2. Global recognition: The ACCA qualification is recognized and respected by employers around the world, which can make it easier for ACCA members to find work internationally.
  3. Professional development: ACCA members have access to a range of professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and networking events.
  4. Ethics and professionalism: The ACCA qualification is based on ethical principles and values, which can help to instill professionalism in those who hold the qualification.
  5. Salary potential: ACCA members tend to earn higher salaries than those without the qualification, particularly at higher levels of their careers.
  6. Flexibility: The ACCA qualification is flexible and can be pursued alongside work and other commitments.