In a fast evolving world, the ACCA designation provides the key to career success and the highest recognition of your expertise.
How can ACCA certification change your career?
- Nine of the exams which are part of the qualification will not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.
About ACCA Qualification
If you are thinking of studying for your ACCA qualification, find out more about the key points of the qualification here. To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
exams – a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
- experience – record 36 months’ experience in a relevant role
- ethics – the Professional Ethics module.
For more detailed information, visit the ACCA website where you can register as a student and check if you are entitled to any exemptions.
Contact the ACCA
- Website: www.accaglobal.com
- Telephone: +44 (0)141 582 2000
- Address: ACCA Connect, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8BW.
How to become a ACCA Chartered Accountant
1- Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the ACCA Qualification are:
- Two A-Levels and three GCSEs (or their equivalent)
*These need to be in five separate subjects including English and maths. Please visit the ACCA website to find out more information
If you don’t have the minimum entry requirements listed above, you can still join ACCA to study accounting as a student, but you will need to start your studies with the Foundation-level qualifications – Foundations in Accountancy.
Visit the ACCA website for full details.
Once you have completed the Diploma in Accounting and Business in the Foundation Level qualifications, you can then transfer over to the ACCA qualification and will have earned exemptions from the first three papers.
2- The Syllabus
|Knowledge Module||Essentials Module|
|F1 – Accountant in Business||P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics|
|F2 – Management Accounting||P2 – Corporate Reporting|
|F3 – Financial Accounting||P3 – Business Analysis|
|Skills Module||Options Module (2 to be completed)|
|F4 – Corporate and Business Law||P4 – Advanced Financial Management|
|F5 – Performance Management||P5 – Advanced Performance Management|
|F6 – Taxation||P6 – Advanced Taxation|
|F7 – Financial Reporting||P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance|
|F8 – Audit and Assurance|
|F9 – Financial Management|
Registering to become an ACCA student
You can register online to become an ACCA student at any time of the year. You can do this on ACCA’s website
Registering for your exams
The easiest way to enter for a paper-based exam is online on the ACCA’s website in the myacca section
How long does it take to qualify?
The length of time it takes to qualify is flexible – you must complete the qualification within ten years. You can take a maximum of four papers at each sitting (twice a year) and combine this with working full time, gaining your practical experience. The average student takes between three and four years but depending on your exemptions and working experience, it could be a little as one or two years.
Exam Entry Deadlines
|June Exams||December exams|
|8 March||Early Entry (online only)||8 September||Early Entry (online only)|
|8 April||Standard Entry (online and paper)||8 October||Standard Entry (online and paper)|
|8 May||Late Entry (online only)||8 November||Late Entry (online only)|
You will need to pay exam entry fees as well as an annual subscription as an ACCA student.
Exam Entry Fees
The earlier you register for your exams, the cheaper it is for you. It’s always best to check on ACCA’s website for the most up-to-date fees
|Exam Entry Period||December 2014 exams||June 2015 Exams|
|Exam fee per paper||Exam fee per paper|
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