ACCA - The global body for professional accountants

ACCA provides the skills and knowledge relevant to any business, which means that ACCA members are free to choose which type of accountancy role and organisation they wish to work for. To qualify as an ACCA member the following must be completed:

  • exams - a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption)
  • experience - record 36 months experience in a relevant role, achieving specific perfomance objectives 
  • ethics - complete the Professional Ethics module
EXAMS
Examinations are one of the three main components of the ACCA qualification. The other two components are ethics and experience. Examinations test candidates knowledge and skills from ten broad competency areas, appropriate for the Complete Finance  Professional.
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Exams

EXPERIENCE

Experience is one of the three main components of the ACCA qualification. The other two components are exams and ethics. ACCA members must demonstrate their competence in ten broad competency areas, appropriate for the Complete Finance Professional. To demonstrate their competence, students must complete nine performance objectives which must be verified by an IFAC qualified practical experience supervisor. All five Essentials performance objectives must all be completed plus a further four Technical performance objectives from a choice of 15.

The demonstration of the achievement of these objectives are recorded using an online tool called MyExperience.

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Experience

ETHICS

Ethics is one of the three main components of the ACCA qualification. The other two components are exams and experience. To become the Complete Finance Professional, ACCA members must demonstrate their ethical competence. To be eligible for the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business and to become an ACCA member, students must successfully complete the Professional Ethics module.

There is also a Foundations level ethics module known as the Foundations in Professionalism module which must be successfully completed as part of any Foundations level qualification, including the Diploma in Accounting and Business.

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Ethics