Employers of accountants
Not all finance professionals come complete. Unlike some, ACCA accountants are properly grounded in all areas of business and finance including reporting, taxation and audit. This ensures truly forward looking “business ready” finance professionals who can help grow organisations
For organisations that want to strengthen their finance function and grow, the ACCA Qualification covers everything that a professional accountant needs to know –it is a “complete” syllabus and no important areas of knowledge or skill are left out.
Recent research titled 'The complete finance professional 2013: why breadth and depth of finance capability matter in today’s finance function’ was carried out by ACCA with 500 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), and found that the vast majority of CFOs looking to appoint new staff for their businesses believe it is important for each potential employee to have both a breadth and depth of finance expertise and capabilities.
The report brings together key thinking and insights on the future of the finance function and why businesses need finance skills. As the report concludes, for those aspiring to become the next generation of CFOs running global finance functions, we can expect career development paths to look different to traditional routes; breadth of experience and knowledge will be key.
Potential student of accountancy
As an ACCA finance professional, you get the complete picture. Unlike some, ACCA accountants are properly grounded in all areas of business and finance including reporting, taxation and audit.
Because the ACCA Qualification additionally covers the value added areas of Leadership and Management, Strategy and Innovation and Sustainable Management Accounting, new ACCA members are truly forward looking “business ready” finance professionals, more thoroughly prepared for strategic leadership roles.