About ACCA (Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the
global body for professional accountants. We 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.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core
values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and
accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to
economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop
capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global
standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in
all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we
prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the
profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial
barriers, innovating our qualifications and their delivery to meet
the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.
ACCA works to strengthen a global profession based on the
application of consistent standards, which we believe best
supports international business and the desire of talented people
to have successful, international careers. We champion the
needs of small and medium sized business (SMEs) and emerging
economies, and promote the value of sustainable business.
To achieve this we work with global bodies such as the
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and with more
than 80 global accountancy partnerships. Above all, we seek to
bring long-term value to economies in which we develop and
support professional accountants.
We support our 174,000 members and 454,000 students in
183 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in
accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers.
We work through a network of 93 offices and centres and more
than 8,500 approved employers worldwide, who provide high
standards of employee learning and development.
ACCA works in the public interest, assuring that its members are
appropriately regulated for the work they carry out and,
promoting principles-based approaches to regulation. We
actively seek to enhance the public value of accounting in society
through international research and we take a progressive stance on
global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to
grow in reputation and influence. (source: www.accaglobal.com )