There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential because the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, which is why our qualification has an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.
Professionalism and ethics is examined at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification. It is also a main part of the practical experience you must complete to qualify.
To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
- exams - a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
- experience - record 36 months' experience in a relevant role
- ethics - the Professional Ethics module.
*Nine of the exams which are part of the qualification will not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.