ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants) is a global body for professional accountants. Founded in 1904, ACCA offers business-relevant top-quality international qualifications recognised around the world.
ACCA works to strengthen a global profession based on the application of consistent standards, which supports international business and the desire of talented people to have successful, international careers. To achieve this ACCA works with global bodies such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and with 71 global accountancy partnerships. They seek to bring long-term value to economies in which they develop and support professional accountants.
ACCA members understand international business and local market issues. The broad syllabus that includes tax, audit, consulting and financial advisory ensures that ACCA members are effective wherever they work.
To become a full ACCA member you need to have at least 3 years relevant work experience and pass all of the ACCA exams. The ACCA qualification is composed of 14 exams, which you can take twice a year – in June and in December. More information about the qualification can be found here.