Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 and is now one of the largest professional accountancy body recognised internationally with over 424,000 students and 147,000 members operating in 170 countries. Consequently, graduates of the ACCA, with the relevant approved practical experiences, can act as public accountants, both locally and internationally.

ACCA is a professional accountancy qualification that benefits from global recognition. Once you qualify, ACCA membership opens doors to a successful career in accountancy practice or finance, and immediately increases your earning potential. It is very highly rated in the fields of banking, management and consulting, and is a major advantage in competing for senior roles. ACCA membership also enables you to obtain the status of a Registered Auditor.

ACCA qualifications are based on international accounting standards making them globally relevant and offer local law and tax options making your qualification locally relevant too. The Qualification is based on international accounting and auditing standards and is IFAC compliant.

Having both financial and management accounting skills means that the student can move between roles, industries and sectors. ACCA provides the students with the core knowledge in all areas of accountancy to ensure that the student have the complete skillset required of a finance professional, and so that the student can choose the right finance role for you in any industry.The ACCA Qualification has flexible entry requirements, and offers flexible study options, enabling studies to be planned around business needs. The ACCA has achieved strong recognition worldwide by building relationships with influential entities such as the United Nations and the World Bank.

ACCA Entry Requirements

Professional Examination Route

Minimum Entry requirements to register for the ACCA course, starting at the ACCA Knowledge level, 10+2 with 65% in English and Maths for science students and 65% in English and Accountancy for commerce students,remaining 50% for all other papers.

If the students do not qualify the above requirement they can get the entry to ACCA by doing foundation in Accountancy.

Graduate/Post graduate/Professionals can enter directly with certain exemption. Please check the following link for more details about exemption,

ACCA Modules

Knowledge Module

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 managment Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting

Skill Module

  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Performance Managment
  • F6 Taxation
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial Managemnt

Essential Module

  • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • P2 Corporate Reporting
  • P3 Business Analysis

Optional Module

(Any Two out of Four)

  • P4 Advanced Financial Managment
  • P5 Advanced Performance Mangement
  • P6 Advanced Taxation
  • P7 Advanced Audit & Assurance

ACCA Exams

The First Three Papers (F1/F2/F3/FFA/FMA/FAB) are available on Computer Based Examination mode at any authorised CBE Centre across the world. The computer based exams are on demand and there is no restriction on time or number of attempts. The rest of the papers are in written mode and can be done in June and December in every year at an authorised examination centre of ACCA (Normally British Council Centres) across the world. In India, it is available at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi. A student can take maximum of 4 papers at a time.

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