ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition globally who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. These values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and ACCA ensures that, through their qualifications, they prepare accountants for business.

There are many accountancy bodies that offer accountancy qualifications around the world. Here is a summary of why you should choose ACCA:

Unrivalled global network
ACCA is the global body for professional accountants with over 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries. We have 91 offices and centres globally all offering localized support. Our qualifications are based on international accounting standards making them globally relevant. We offer local law and tax options making your qualification locally relevant too. ACCA qualifications are recognised by key regulatory and education authorities around the world and we have joint membership of other international accountancy bodies. ACCA's qualifications are benchmarked against education levels around the world. So by choosing ACCA, you choose qualifications that have been independently quality checked.

The ACCA exams are divided into two levels; Fundamentals and Professional.
The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules; Knowledge and Skills.

Fundamentals (nine papers in total)


  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting


  •  F4 Corporate and Business Law
  •  F5 Performance Management
  •  F6 Taxation
  •  F7 Financial Reporting
  •  F8 Audit and Assurance
  •  F9 Financial Management

The Professional level is divided into two modules; Essentials and Options

Professional (five papers in total)

  •  P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
  •  P2 Corporate Reporting
  •  P3 Business Analysis

Options (two to be completed)

  •  P4 Advanced Financial Management
  •  P5 Advanced Performance Management
  •  P6 Advanced Taxation
  •  P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance

Professional Ethics module – An online module to be completed with P1 
Work experience requirement – Three years work experience in a relevant field that could be obtained before, during or after the course