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If you’re looking gain a diverse finance qualification that will take you wherever you want to go, across the globe or in an exciting industry, ACCA will get you there. We have more paths to success than anyone else. Start at the right level for you, and begin your ACCA journey today.

Start your finance education journey with FIA.

Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) is a group of qualifications that will help you to understand finance and business. 

They are aimed at people who are just starting out on their finance education journeys, but they are relevant to everyone, regardless of whether you are in a finance-related role or not.

If you a school leaver or a non-finance graduate, or if you are already working – whether in finance or elsewhere – FIA will give you a platform of knowledge and skills to help you in your role. You’ll develop a strong foundational understanding of finance and accounting from one of the most highly respected professional accrediting bodies in the world. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you speak the language of business.

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The flexibility to choose your own path

From diplomas to degrees our flexible exams also give you the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area and, in a number of countries, you can even take exams based on your national tax and law.  Additionally you can gain additional qualifications on your journey to membership, including:

  • BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University*
  • MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London.

*The BSc programme is closing in 2026.

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Pursuing the ACCA Qualification

The ACCA Qualification is a combination of exams, ethics and three years' professional experience, and once complete, you’ll become an ACCA member – a strategic thinker with high ethical integrity, strong financial know-how and the right business acumen.

The ACCA Qualification has three stages of exams, which means you can begin at a level that suits you, based on your current qualifications.

A fantastic introduction to the world of finance and accounting, these exams will give you a broad understanding of essential accounting techniques. Upon completion, you’ll be ready for a wide range of job opportunities, such as trainee bookkeeper, administrator or trainee accountant.

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These exams will build upon the knowledge you already have and will have you develop broad and practical finance qualities required of strategic professional accountants in any sector or industry. These skills can open doors to roles such as finance trainee, trainee business analyst, junior accountant and internal auditor.

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The final level of the ACCA Qualification towards ACCA membership, these exams will equip you with a unique blend of skills, real-world focus and specialisation options to super-charge your career and impress employers.

You’ll unlock the widest number of career opportunities and the ACCA mark of distinction that lets you drive your career to greater success. It could lead to very senior positions such as a financial manager, chief financial officer or a partner in a professional firm.

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