About us

We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body.

We are ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), a globally recognised professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide. 

Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, we’ve long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 252,500 members and 526,000 future members in 180 countries.  

Our forward-looking qualifications, continuous learning and insights are respected and valued by employers in every sector. They equip individuals with the business and finance expertise and ethical judgment to create, protect, and report the sustainable value delivered by organisations and economies. 

Guided by our purpose and values, our vision is to develop the accountancy profession the world needs. Partnering with policymakers, standard setters, the donor community, educators and other accountancy bodies, we’re strengthening and building a profession that drives a sustainable future for all.

Our purpose and values

Our distinctive character is shaped by our purpose and values, which define our approach to the global profession.

Who we are

We're leading the way in the accountancy profession, building partnerships around the world and protecting the public interest.

What we do

We use our voice to shape and strengthen our profession.

Our history timeline

From 1904, we've been known for our progressive and modern thinking, driving innovation across the global profession.

Work for us

We may have a rewarding career waiting for you.

Annual reports

Read our reports and discover our activities and what we stand for.


Catch up with accountancy news and our recent developments.

Find an accountant

Our members are trained to the highest level and are regulated throughout their career.

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants