ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, which aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA has over 154,000 members and 432,000 students spread across 170 countries. They work through a network of 83 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

The network is supported by ACCA education, technical and policy experts, and by global accountancy and education partners who help build organisations’ finance capability and brand reputation.

  • Internationally recognised finance certification
  • More than 154,000 members across over 170 countries
  • Top CFOs around the world are ACCA qualified
  • Minimum qualification required for entry is XII standard – Start early to finish early
  • Ideal for those who do CA articles since Article ship recognised as practical training under ACCA and can complete ACCA while doing Article ship
  • Exemptions for IPCC, CA, B Com and M Com
  • Exam centres in Chennai

There are two levels

Fundamental Level which consist of

  • 1.1 Knowledge Exams
    • FI – Accounting
    • F2 – Management Accounting
    • F3 – Financial Accounting
  • 1.2 Skills Exams
    • F4 – Corporate and Business Law
    • F5 – Performance Management
    • F6 – Taxation
    • F7 – Financial Reporting
    • F8 – Audit and Assurance
    • F9 – Financial Management

Professional Level which consist of

  • 1.1 Mandatory Exams
    • P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics
    • P2 – Corporate Reporting
    • P3 – Business Analysis
  • 1.2 Optional two paper from the following
    • P4 – Advanced Financial Management
    • P5 – Advanced Performance Management
    • P6 – Advanced Taxation
    • P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance

More details and ACCA registration visit www.accaglobal.com

Normally those who have passed IPCC are exempted from F1, F2 and F3 papers depending on the year . Graduates are exempted F1 and F4. Details of other exemptions can be had from the site www.accaglobal.com/en/qualifications/apply-now/exemptions.html