You shone in exams, now show you’re a star at work. PER is a key component of the ACCA Qualification and demonstrates you have the relevant skills and experience in a real working environment.
You’ll need to complete 36 months in a relevant accountancy/ finance role and show you have the right mix of skills by achieving nine performance objectives (five Essentials and four Technical). You can choose performance objectives that easily align with the actual work you’re doing.
You’ll also need to find a qualified accountant to be your supervisor. The supervisor helps you plan your progress, signs off the PER you record and decides when you’ve met your performance objectives.
The 36 months needn’t be completed all at once, or all in the same role/job.
Many types of work can count as PER. Even work you did before becoming an ACCA affiliate.
Relevant PER work experience can include:
- roles in any organisation or sector
- part time work
- partially relevant roles, where only some of your time is spent on accounting or finance work
- internships and volunteering.
If you already have a relevant job, this should provide you with the range of experiences that let you shine and enable you to start achieving your PER.
If not, we’re here to provide expert advice, support and resources. As well as our comprehensive careers section and jobs board, there’s always someone passionate about helping you.