Why become a member
Being an ACCA member does not just open the door to exciting opportunities in your career and personal development.
It also gives you access to a first-class range of services designed to support you in your professional life.
The value of ACCA membership to me
Who better to talk about the value of ACCA membership than our members themselves?
Member benefits and services
ACCA keeps you at the leading-edge of the profession with a range of benefits and services which include:
The ACCA designation - the choice among employers
When you’re a member you can use the ACCA designation after your name – a symbol of excellence and recognisable to employers around the world. Our world-class global reputation helps:
- increase your earning potential
- improve your career progression opportunities
- provide international mobility to your career.
Our qualification also provides you with complete flexibility in career choice. You can work in any business sector from the public or corporate sectors to financial services or public practice.
The chance to be a global influencer and build your professional network
ACCA’s global reputation coupled with our professional insights programme means that members are regularly invited to play a part in developing the profession at all levels.
You could ultimately create or influence policies that impact on individuals, businesses and communities alike.
All members have the opportunity to stand for Council, the body that governs our activities, and to get involved at a regional level.
This can help to raise your profile, broaden your professional networks and develop your skills.
Supporting you in your continuing professional development
We provide all kinds of materials and opportunities to help you in your career and support your continuing professional development.
These include a comprehensive range of exclusive e-learning packages, featured in our CPD for members section, as well as face-to-face networking events at our local offices.
In collaboration with some of the world’s leading universities and professional institutions, we’ve also identified courses that complement the ACCA Qualification and enable you to specialise in a particular area of finance or management.
Through our partnerships, you can benefit from both accelerated access routes and discounted fees on many of these courses, while maintaining our reputation for excellence in professional education.
Keeping you informed – online, in print and on the move
We’ll keep you up to date with what's happening in the accountancy and business world in a variety of ways:
- Accounting and Business magazine
You’ll receive 10 editions of our acclaimed professional magazine each year, tailored to your region. AB magazine is also now available for Android, iPhone and iPad so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere.
- Our member-focused social media platforms
As well as providing members with a forum to engage and network with each other online through our members' only LinkedIn group, we also keep you up to date through our Twitter feeds. Find out more on our Social media for members page.
- Access to our technical activities and advice section
For the latest technical, policy and research information on a wide range of subjects, browse our technical library.
- Accounting and Business magazine
Round the clock customer care and careers service
We’ll look after you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our ACCA Connect service, with it's highly trained advisors. We’re the only professional accountancy body to do this.
ACCA Careers is our global jobs portal. As well as offering you career guidance, it lets you browse and apply for hundreds of finance vacancies worldwide. With many recruiters specifically looking for ACCA members, you’re in big demand.
This is only a snapshot of the many benefits members enjoy! For the complete picture, please read our Benefits of ACCA Membership brochure, which you can download from the ‘related downloads’ section of this page.