1 About ACCA

ACCA is a leading global professional accountancy body incorporated by Royal Charter in the UK.

Founded in 1904, we were established as an alternative to the restrictive entry to the profession at that time, opening up opportunity for anyone of talent and ability to become a qualified accountant.

Today, we are a global community centred around our 233,000 members and 536,000 future members who support economic growth across 178 countries.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both the private and public sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to organisations, individuals and society.

Our qualifications develop forward-thinking professionals with the financial and business skills essential for the creation of sustainable economies and flourishing societies.

Every day, ACCA professional accountants support people and organisations in making sound decisions and doing the right thing. We build public trust by creating an inclusive profession with people from all backgrounds, bound by a common global code of ethics and committed to updating their skills to meet ever-changing needs.

For 117 years, being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose, and this powers everything we do. Like offering everyone, everywhere the opportunity to access a rewarding career in accountancy. By working in partnership with emerging economies to establish their own professional accountancy organisations and grow their finance ecosystems. Through freely sharing our leading-edge research that answers today’s questions and prepares us for tomorrow. And by supporting our global family of members, future members and partners, and developing the profession for the next generation.

We operate through a network of 110 offices and centres, across 51 countries, with a workforce of 1,404 employees globally.