We've built partnerships throughout our history - they’re central to our ability to deliver our qualifications and services internationally.

Through our global network, students can study for the ACCA Qualification all over the world.

We have 17 joint exam partnerships with national accountancy bodies around the world that allows their trainees to qualify using the ACCA Qualification structure. And we're working with accountancy bodies in Cyprus, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia to establish joint continuing professional development programmes.

We also have more than 80 global partnerships with accountancy bodies, universities and international donor communities.

Our partnerships allow our members to work internationally, complying with regulation in marketplaces worldwide.

Find out more about our partners.

Our reputation and recognition

We're leading the way in the accountancy profession. Our expertise is widely recognised, and our input and opinion is sought by governments, professional bodies, academic institutions, employers and the media, worldwide.

Our qualifications are the gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to highly respected, interesting work in any sector. And our professional ACCA Qualification has been officially benchmarked to Master's level. This means our members can benefit from academic credit, and sometimes even public funding, if they want to further their studies.

Employers know they can expect a high global standard from our professionals. We've had audit recognition in the UK since the 1930s and our partnerships allow our members to work internationally, complying with regulation in marketplaces worldwide. This makes them even more valuable to the businesses in which they, or their clients, work.

In 1974, we received our UK Royal Charter, recognising the excellent quality of our core qualification.

Read about our education recognition status (PDF, 125KB)

Our Rulebook

ACCA Rulebook is the definitive guide to our bye-laws, regulations and Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Read more about our Rulebook