Why ACCA:You'll discover a world of opportunity

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Why study with ACCA? Simple. You’ll have the world’s most progressive and supportive accountancy body driving your career towards even greater opportunity. Join the fastest-growing gateway to the accountancy profession and build your success story.


Six reasons to choose a qualification with ACCA

1 - You’ll discover a world of opportunity

ACCA is the world’s fastest-growing gateway to the accountancy profession, helping people like you to become successful accountancy professionals.

Our global reputation is so strong that we now have over 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries.

Our mission is to give you greater career opportunities through qualifications that are recognised and recommended around the world. And with the ACCA Careers Job Board, you’ll have access to a wealth of advice and thousands of vacancies waiting to be filled.

2 - Employers trust ACCA

We have 110 years of experience, so employers trust us to deliver skilled professionals. We work with over 7,300 Approved Employers and over 80 accountancy partnerships around the world.

Based on international accounting standards and independently benchmarked for quality, employers know that an ACCA qualification is a mark of professional excellence. And ACCA qualified candidates have what it takes to drive their business forward.

3 - Become part of an active network

Connections to the right network is crucial when you’re advancing your career. When you become an ACCA student, you’ll have opportunities to interact with fellow students through our virtual learning community, and take part in in face-to-face networking events in your local area.

And once you become a member, you’ll automatically get access to our worldwide network of finance professionals via our members LinkedIn group. This provides you with a source of valuable connections and mentoring opportunities.

4 - We’re flexible

No other professional accountancy body offers the same level of study support and flexibility. We provide full-time, part-time and self-study options. You can even learn online through tools such as ACCA-X – our user-friendly online learning programme; providing high quality, free and affordable courses. 

Get additional letters after your name - You can even gain a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, or a Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from the University of London at the same time as studying for the ACCA Qualification. And we have specialism options which allow you to become experts in your chosen field.

5 - Quality and reputation are equally important

Our qualifications reflect ACCA’s reputation for excellence, integrity and accountability – a reputation you become associated with the moment you begin studying.

The learning materials you’ll use and the people who will teach you have to meet our high standards. And our Approved Learning Partners are specially selected and regularly assessed.

We also advise and support members, governments, organisations, regulators and employers, and encourage and deliver research that helps to inform and shape the future of accountancy and business.

6 - Here to support you

We offer extensive support online and through our 95 offices and centres globally.

You’ll get access to online materials including syllabus and study guides, past exam papers, guidance from the examining team and articles from experienced professionals in the field.

We work hard to make sure that exams are flexible and convenient. And we’re the only accountancy body with a student contact centre operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Language support - If English is not your first language and you need additional help and support, BPP University English Language Support for ACCA can help you succeed. It gives you tailored support for each exam you take.

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