Getting started with ACCA

The ACCA Qualification is the world leading accountancy qualification for aspiring financial professionals - providing students with the skills, knowledge and values to have successful careers and lead the organisations they work with into the future.

In order to achieve the ACCA Qualification, students have to:

  • complete a maximum of 13 exams, depending on prior experience and qualifications
  • complete an Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • evidence three years of practical work experience within a relevant role.

Students have the opportunity to take some of these exams on-demand throughout the year, or during our four exam sessions every March, June, September and December.

This means that students can complete the ACCA Qualification in a minimum of three years.

Employers trust ACCA professionals

When you complete the ACCA Qualification, you’ll become an ACCA member and unlock your potential to work in any sector, anywhere in the world. 

Based on international accounting standards and independently benchmarked for quality, employers know that the ACCA Qualification produces forward-thinking finance professionals. With over 110 years of experience, we work with a network of over 7,400 Approved Employers and over 80 accountancy partnerships around the world.

Find out what type of job roles the ACCA Qualification can bring you.

Helping you unlock your potential

If you would like to become part of our network of over 200,000 members by completing the ACCA Qualification, we strongly recommend studying through an Approved Learning Partner (ALP).

Our tuition providers are continually assessed by ACCA for the quality of their course delivery and will maximise your chances of success. Whatever your personal circumstances, there are a variety of flexible online and face-to-face tuition options to suit you and your budget. Explore tuition options now.

What roles and sectors can I work in as a finance professional?

Our competency framework explains the skills you can develop and the roles available to you in finance. It also details how you can progress towards working in each sector and role.