About the Business Finance Advice Scheme
The Business Finance Advice Scheme is a government-backed initiative, delivered by ACCA and our fellow professional accountancy bodies ICAEW and ICAS, which helps small and medium-sized enterprises find qualified accountants access high quality, independent, finance advice.
As your business grows, you may find you need new financial planning, cash-flow control or external finance. Business Finance Advisers are qualified experts who are equipped to give detailed, bespoke advice on how to get the best out of your business' finances.
How to find a Business Finance Advice Scheme member
Eligible firms display a kite-mark to show that they have met the qualifying criteria. Scheme members are all qualified accountants who offer a wide range of advice on the right type and mix of finance to help small businesses grow.
Over 150 ACCA firms have already signed up. You can find your nearest by browsing our List of Eligible ACCA Firms.
Want to know more?
Browse our FAQs, which provide information on areas such as:
- Why should I use a Business Finance Advice Scheme member?
- How can I be sure of Scheme members' quality?
- I've identified eligible members – what do I do next?
- How should I prepare for my first meeting with a Scheme member?
- What are the key questions to consider when raising finance?
- What are the main types of debt finance?
- What self-help finance alternatives are available?
- I've heard about crowd-finding. How does this work?
- I have a poor credit rating. How is this compiled?