ACCA - The global body for professional accountants

There are many accountancy bodies that offer accountancy qualifications around the world. Here is a summary of why you should choose ACCA:

Unrivalled global network

  • ACCA is the global body for professional accountants with over 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries.
  • We have 89 offices and centres globally all offering localised support.
  • Our qualifications are based on international accounting standards making them globally relevant.
  • We offer local law and tax options making your qualification locally relevant too.
  • ACCA qualifications are recognised by key regulatory and education authorities around the world and we have joint membership of other international accountancy bodies.
  • ACCA’s qualifications are benchmarked against education levels around the world. So by choosing ACCA, you choose qualifications that have been independently quality checked.


Respected by employers

  • Over one hundred years of proven reputation for quality and excellence.
  • 8,500 approved employers globally
  • Qualifications developed with employers giving you the skills and knowledge to be work ready
  • A strong focus on ethics means that employers know they are getting ethical accountants.
  • Quality assured qualifications mean employers can be confident of your ability and knowledge.


Putting you in charge of your studies and career

  • You can study full-time or part-time around work. You can choose to self-study or study with a tuition provider. You can progress at your own pace and start at the right level for you.
  • Once you qualify with ACCA you can gain exemption from parts of other academic qualifications, making it quicker for you to complete them.
  • Having both financial and management accounting skills means that you can move between roles, industries and sectors. 
  • We provide you with the core knowledge in all areas of accountancy to ensure you have the complete skillset required of a finance professional, and so that you can choose the right finance role for you in any industry.

Visit the ACCA Competency Framework to view all of the different skillsets you’ll be competent in by completing the ACCA Qualification.


Please use the navigation menu on the right-hand side to explore the different reasons why you should choose ACCA.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2013