The ACCA Competency Framework is an online, interactive tool which demonstrates the different competencies developed through all elements of the ACCA Qualification (exams, ethics module and experience requirement) and links these competencies to jobs in finance. It is a valuable tool to illustrate how ACCA members are complete finance professionals and have a comprehensive skills set, allowing them to work in a variety of accounting and finance roles.
Who is it for and how is it useful for me?
- Potential students:Thinking of studying accountancy?
If you are thinking about studying accountancy and want to know what it’s like to work in finance, then use the ACCA Competency Framework and start searching under ‘sector’ or ‘job profiles’. It will show you the different career options the ACCA Qualification can offer you.
- Students: Studying already with ACCA?
If you want to see how your journey to membership by achieving the ACCA Qualification links to your career and the competencies you are gaining then use the ACCA Competency Framework and start searching using ‘ACCA Qualification’ or ‘sector’. It will show you how ACCA relates to specific jobs and different business sectors and will help you identify which performance objectives you should be getting signed-off by your workplace mentor.
- Members: Want to see how ACCA relates to your sector?
If you want to see how the ACCA Qualification is relevant to the sector you work in or are looking to change sector, use the Competency Framework and start your search using ‘sector’. You will see how the ACCA Qualification provides the technical and behavioral competencies you need for specific jobs and can be a useful tool to help you prepare for job interviews.
- Employers and HR personnel: Recruiting for finance trainees and professionals?
If you want to see how the ACCA Qualification is relevant to particular roles and sectors you are recruiting for or to assist with appraisals and performance reviews, use the Competency Framework and start your search using ‘sector’ and ‘role’.
If you want to see the main areas the ACCA Qualification covers, start your search at ‘competency area’ and you will see the ten main competency areas which are covered by the ACCA Qualification. You can also search further in this area to look at the competencies by level.
Ready to start using the Competency Framework?