ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Who we are
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants.
We’re a thriving global community of 240,000 members and 541,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries.
We offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Our qualifications and learning opportunities develop strategic business leaders, forward-thinking professionals with the financial, business and digital expertise essential for the creation of sustainable organisations and flourishing societies.
Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose, and this powers everything we do. Like offering everyone, everywhere the opportunity to access a rewarding career in accountancy. And, of course, we’re always thinking ahead and taking the lead in developing the profession for the next generation. Find out more at yourfuture.accaglobal.com.
Diversity and Inclusion
At ACCA, inclusion is one of our core values and is at the heart of everything we do. We actively seek opportunities to remove artificial barriers to the accountancy profession and are proud to state that in 2021, 57% of our UK community identified themselves as female. To ensure our ACCA qualification is open for all, there are no minimum academic entry requirements in order for you to begin your studies. We also partner with several early careers organisations such as Your Game Plan, Teach First, Migrant Leaders and Access Accountancy to make sure we are always working towards a more diverse and inclusive profession
Entry routes to the profession
To become a qualified accountant or finance professional you don’t have to go to university, although this can still be the right choice for some. There are various entry routes including T Levels, apprenticeships and more traditional pathways such as a university degree. To find out more visit the links below:
If you’re not 100% sure yet whether accounting’s for you, our free online modules in bookkeeping and management accounting are a great way to learn more about the role of an accountant, as well as begin building the knowledge and skills to get you started. It’s also great to list on your CV once you have completed the modules, to showcase to employers your understanding of the profession and commitment to learning.