Benefits of approval

Approved Employer status makes it easier to recruit the best people - and keep them. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an Approved Employer below.

Quality assurance and promotional benchmark

The ACCA Approved Employer Programme recognises the high standards of staff training and development by employers. As an ACCA Approved Employer, you’ll become part of our global network of 773,000 members and future members, across 181 countries.

Gaining Approved Employer status is a statement to your clients, that your team offer the best professional, technical, and ethical skills to add value and drive forward their business. And a commitment to staff – current and future – that you support their ongoing training and development.

As an Approved Employer, you’ll be entitled to use the ACCA Approved Employer logo across your website and other communications. You’ll also be added to our Directory of Approved Employers.

Student, affiliate, and member support

As an Approved Employer, you’re recognised as having a robust training and development programme in place for your staff and trainees. This offers them a simplified process when demonstrating to us their mandatory practical experience and CPD compliance.

This means your trainees can progress to membership with greater efficiency. And your members can maintain their status with minimal effort. Saving both you and your team, time and effort.

Recruitment of top talent

Approved Employer status makes it easier to recruit the top finance talent you are looking for – wherever you’re based. You’ll benefit from free advertising on ACCA Careers – our market-leading specialist finance jobs board. Your job listing will showcase your Approved Employer status which ensures you’re highlighted prominently on our search results pages.

Jobs from Approved Employers typically generate five times as many applications as standard listings.

81% of our ACCA Approved Employers say their status ‘helps them attract and retain good quality graduates and finance employees’.


As an Approved Employer you’ll benefit from preferential pricing across our range of continuous learning products. You’ll have access to ACCA Learning our curated collection of insights led courses and certificates.

Your team can upskill, reskill and develop - keeping them and you, ahead. As an Approved Employers you will benefit from exclusive access to preferential pricing across our entire catalogue.

Profession Insights and networking opportunities

Approved Employers help shape the future of the industry. You’ll be invited to take part in our surveys and questionnaires – including contributing to our ground-breaking Professional Insights research.

You’ll also have access to our Insights reports, which help organisations keep on top of industry trends and understand where our profession is today and where it’s going.


As an Approved employer you’ll receive our monthly Link ezine, to keep you up to date with what’s happening across the profession, as well as at ACCA. And all the information you need to keep your trainees progressing with their exams and their journey to membership.