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Why accountancy?
Deciding on what direction you want your life to take is hard. Working out how you are going to get there can be even harder.
So wouldn’t it be great if there was a career choice that gave you lots of opportunities; the chance of career development and personal growth; variety in terms of the types and sizes of organisations you could work with; and a career which could provide you with responsibility and prestige because it is vital to every business?
All organisations need professionals who understand finance, talented people who can help make the business a success. And professional accountants play a vital role in wider society too. They provide real value by giving businesses and individuals the confidence to invest, and that in turn, allows countries, organisations and, most importantly, people, the opportunity to realise their potential.
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ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. And with good reason.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose ACCA as your route to becoming a qualified accountant.
  • Employers know and respect our qualifications and value the skills and contribution ACCA accountants make to their organisation. As an ACCA-qualified accountant, you will be in demand for having the right skills.
  • The ACCA Qualification is relevant to each and every area of accountancy and finance, so you will have the choice of working in many different financial roles and at senior levels within an organisation.
  • Study and work wherever you want your career path to take you because our qualifications are recognised and valued around the world.
  • Flexibility is key when it comes to gaining your ACCA Qualification, with different starting points, study methods to choose from and choice when it comes to when and where you gain your relevant on-the-job training.
  • We have a network of 91 offices around the world, so you can rely on the services and support you would expect to receive from a global organisation.

Why not visit our website and see what roles and in which areas of accountancy some of our members work.
  • Denis Murphy
    Finance Analyst
    British Airways
    I would recommend ACCA to anyone serious about a career in accounting and finance. It is the best qualification for providing good technical knowledge with a sound understanding of how a business operates. It has allowed me to achieve my career goals.
  • Zoe Manwaring
    Forensic accounting senior
    Studying for the ACCA Qualification involves a lot of hard work so manage your time wisely and be flexible. But it is absolutely worth it when you achieve your ACCA membership as it provides you with lots more career opportunities.
  • Alice Wong
    CFO and Company Secretary
    Hong Kong Television Network Limited
    I chose ACCA because of its comprehensive training and its global recognition. Whether I choose to stay in Hong Kong or work abroad, I will receive great support throughout my career from ACCA.
  • Tendai Munjayi
    JP Morgan
    I chose ACCA because it is a globally recognised professional qualification. Becoming an ACCA member earned me huge respect among my peers.
  • Elaine Debono
    Assistant advisor – tax
    The ACCA Qualification is equivalent to obtaining a passport which allows you to work and travel all around the world.
  • Paul Brand
    Head of consumption analysis
    I love the fact ACCA encourages the development of rounded individuals – not stereotypical accountants!
Where to start?
At ACCA we strongly believe it’s the end result that counts. That’s why it isn’t important to us what qualifications, if any, you have when you join us. We will start you on your journey at the most relevant level. Through our comprehensive and rigorous exams and training, along with a range of resources and support to help you on your way to achieving the ACCA Qualification, we will help you reach your career destination of choice.
Why not download our student planner app from Google Play or the App Store. It’s full of lots of guidance and advice and there is even a handy planner to help you work out how long it could take you to gain ACCA membership.