Reaching membership is the goal of all ACCA trainees - and also benefits their employers. You have invested a lot in the future of your trainees, help them take the next step to ACCA membership and you will both reap the benefits.

ACCA automatically emails an invitation to membership to all trainees whose records show that they have:
• completed the ACCA Qualification exams
• completed the Professional Ethics module
• achieved 36 months’ practical experience in a relevant role, having recorded the detail through the ‘work experience’ section of their online My Experience record, and either
• answered the challenge questions for 13 performance objectives and had these signed off by their workplace mentor
• can confirm their employer has granted them a Performance Objective exemption because they are an ACCA Approved Employer - trainee development stream, holding gold or platinum level. This means that your trainees do not need to complete the challenge questions associated with each of our Performance Objectives.
The trainee then simply has to read and agree to the membership declaration and reply ‘YES’ to their email invitation. The transfer to membership process should then be complete within a further twelve days.

Hard work and sacrifice deserves to be recognised. Encourage your trainees to take a minute and watch this video to remind them why they’ll have earned ACCA membership when they are ready.

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Tips to help your trainees have a smooth and speedy transition to membership
Some trainees are under the misconception that because they have been granted Performance Objective exemption by their gold or platinum ACCA Approved Employer – trainee development stream, they only have to record the Approved Employer name in their online My Experience records.  However, they must also:
• tick the relevant box in My Experience to indicate that their employer has agreed to them claiming the Performance Objective exemption.
• regularly update the number of months they have gained in a relevant role in their My Experience records.

Please make sure that your trainees have completed these two simple steps as this will help us track where they are on their ACCA journey and allow us to email them with their invitation to membership as soon as they are ready.

Five reasons to support your trainees through to ACCA membership

• Supporting your trainees through to ACCA membership means you will have created qualified finance professionals – ready-made to fit your needs, ‘hit the ground running’ and make a difference to your business.
• Having qualified finance staff is a benefit to your business: it reduces your risk of exposure to possible compliance failures.
• Becoming an ACCA member not only increases your trainee’s professionalism: it could increase your capacity to boost your earning potential.
• Current and prospective clients benefit from the security of having qualified people working on their business.
• ACCA members are not just good accountants - they are accountants who are good. ACCA’s CPD requirement has an in-built undertaking which ensures ACCA members agree to work and act professionally and ethically in the workplace.


Last updated: 14 May 2014