ACCA-General Info


The ACCA Qualification will help your career progress in any organisation. It's an established route to professional status - allowing you to use the 'ACCA' letters after your name on successful completion. Globally, employers will understand and respect your qualification. You will be in demand for your finance and accounting knowledge and skills worldwide, regardless of employment sector. ACCA can offer you various entry points onto its qualification, depending on your age and previous academic qualifications.

Within the ACCA Qualification there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance - skills which are essential as the accountancy profession moves towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting. As part of your ethical development towards ACCA membership, you will be required to complete a Professional Ethics module in addition to passing 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption) and three-years' relevant practical experience.


Why choose ACCA?


1. Cost-effective

A cost effective and efficient way to increase knowledge and professionalism. Candidates not only gain specialist knowledge in finance and accounting, but also acquire valuable skills in organizational management and strategy. It therefore increases the career prospects of the employee and reduces the training costs of the employer.


2. Comprehensive


Comprehensively covers the technical and management skills accountants are expected to master. Refined for 2007, the ACCA Qualification will help achieve the range of competences required in a finance team. The ACCA syllabus is a comprehensive program in financial management skills. The ACCA Qualification takes the candidate to advanced levels in a variety of subjects such as

* Management Decision Making

* Financial Reporting

* Financial Strategies

The ACCA Qualification is not just theory - the exams are practical case studies.


3. Effective in finding business solutions


Organizations benefit from having accountancy professionals who understand the financial needs of business and who can evaluate and present effective business solutions.

The qualification equips finance professionals with knowledge and skills which are diverse yet dynamic - the curriculum includes tax, audit and business law as well as the core accountancy subjects.


4. Measure of competence


The ACCA combines the benefits of traditional accounting skills with a wide ranging and forward looking syllabus, which recognizes that finance professionals are increasingly required to demonstrate strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, people skills and fluency with information technology.


5. Flexible


The ACCA Qualification has flexible entry requirements, and offers flexible study options, enabling studies to be planned around business needs.


6. Practical Experience


One of the requirements of the ACCA program is practical experience, because the ACCA realizes that employers require an increased focus on an individual’s workplace performance.


7. Based on International standards


The Qualification is based on international accounting and auditing standards and is IFAC compliant


8. Truly Global


The ACCA is the only truly global accountancy qualification with members in 170 countries. A global program that tracks the needs of industry and employers .


9. Recognition worldwide


The ACCA has achieved strong recognition worldwide by building relationships with influential organizations including: * local and multinational companies * accounting bodies * educational institutions * governments * entities such as the United Nations and the World Bank.


10. Professional status


Globally, employers and business partners understand and respect the qualification. ACCA members are in demand for their finance and accounting knowledge and skills worldwide.

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