Having the ACCA qualification puts you in demand, allowing you to work in any aspect of finance or management in any business. This globally recognized qualification opens up a world of opportunities, and, what’s more, it’s accessible to all. Get the skills There’s a wide range of skill-sets ACCA will give you, from audit and assurance through to financial management, strategy, leadership, and ethics. And those are just a few. Why choose ACCA? Looking for a qualification that can open a world of opportunities? ACCA certainly fits the bill. Here are just a few of so many reasons to consider studying for your ACCA qualification:
- Accessible to All: Anyone can study to become ACCA qualified - no barriers to entry!
- More Than Accountancy: ACCA equips you not only with accountancy skills but also the entire range of competencies required to work in a finance team.
- Tipped for the Top: The ACCA paves the way for career growth, proving you have the skills to make it all the way to senior management.
- Rewarded in so Many Ways: It’s not just increased career options that ACCA gives you, a higher salary could also be yours.
Where ACCA takes you The good news is that every business needs accountants, and this means your ACCA qualification can take you in many different directions, across industries and sectors, and anywhere around the world. Here’s a short guide to some of the key sectors in which ACCA professionals build their careers.
- Public Practice
- Public services and not for profit
- Financial Services
- Shared services and outsourcing
- Advisory Sector
What you’ll learn The ACCA qualification is divided into two levels: Fundamentals and Professional. Fundamentals (9 papers in total): Knowledge
- 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
Professional (5 papers in total): Essentials
- 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 is at the heart of the ACCA qualification & is covered in 11 of the 16 exam papers. The Professional Ethics module must also be taken before you can become an ACCA member. You’ll get access to this module once you become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics, and we recommend that you take the module at the same time as you take this paper.
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