What is ACCA Qualification?
  • Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the oldest global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant / ACCA qualification.

  • ACCA has 200,000 members and 486,000 students (15,000 in India) in 180 countries, making it the largest accounting body in the world.

  • ACCA headquartered in London, works through a network of over 100 offices and centres.

  • More than 7,100 Approved Employers worldwide (India included) fully accept the ACCA qualification.

  • The ACCA qualification is fully recognized in both the United Kingdom, Ireland and by all member countries of the European Union. ACCA also has Mutual Recognition Agreement with several countries all over the globe.

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Scope of ACCA course in India

  • Like CA is in India, ACCA course is globally with recognition across 180+ countries and 7,100+ Approved Employers for a truly global career.

  • ACCA course offers easier access to jobs in every sector ranging from Manufacturing to Banking with career opportunities varying from Statutory Audits to Fund Management.

  • All the leading accounting firms like EY, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, etc. are always hiring ACCA's in big numbers.

  • Similarly MNC's like Accenture, IBM, Oracle, UBS, Barclays, etc. have good presence of ACCA students and members.

  • There are also several Indian companies that have and continue to hire from ACCA fraternity like TATA Group, Hindustan Unilever, WNS, etc.

CA v/s ACCA

The table below gives you a brief of the differences between CA course and ACCA course.

Content CA Course ACCA Course
Total Subjects 20 13
Time Investment (Years) 5 3
Minimum Papers Per Attempt 4 1
Frequency of Exam Semi Annually Quarterly
Internship Requirement Yes No
Cost to do the program 3 Lakhs 3.5 Lakhs
Starting Salary 3 – 8 Lakhs 4 – 10 Lakhs
International Recognition Limited Globally

ACCA Syllabus

  • The ACCA syllabus is divided into 3 levels i.e. Knowledge, Skills and Professional.

  • The total of 13 ACCA Papers are divided as follows

    • Knowledge Level: 3 ACCA Papers
    • Skills Level: 6 ACCA Papers
    • Professional Level: 4 ACCA Papers (2 compulsory and 2 choice based)

  • The ACCA course provides for

    • Diploma in Accounting & Business for clearing the Knowledge Level
    • Advance Diploma in Accounting & Business for clearing the Skills Level
    • Professional Level Certificate & ACCA Affiliate Status for clearing the Professional Level ACCA exam

  • The participant is also eligible to apply for a 'B.Sc. in Applied Accounting' awarded by Oxford Brookes University on submitting a theses after completing the Skills level ACCA exam.

  • The affiliate / membercan also apply for an 'M.Sc. in Professional Accountancy' awarded by the University of London on appearing for 1 additional exam paper and submitting a theses after the Professional level ACCA exam.

Content Knowledge Level Skills Level Professional Level
ACCA Syllabus Accountant in Business (AB) Corporate & Business Law (LW) Strategic Business Leader (SBL – Essential)
Management Accounting (MA) Performance Management (PM) Strategic Business Reporting (SBR – Essential)
Financial Accounting (FA) Taxation (TX) Advanced Financial Management (AF)
Financial Reporting (FR) Advanced Performance Management (APM)
Audit & Assurance (AA) Advanced Taxation (ATX)
Financial Management (FM) Advance Audit & Assurance (AAA)
Certification Diploma in Accounting & Business Advance Diploma in Accounting & Business Professional Level Certificate & ACCA Affiliate Status
Optional Degrees B.Sc. in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University (Optional) M.Sc. in Professional Accountancy awarded by University of London
Experience Criteria for membership 36 Months of practical experience gained before, during or after the ACCA exams

Eligibility and Exemptions

  • ACCA Eligibility:

    • SSC / 10th – Via Foundation in Accountancy (FIA) route
    • HSC - English and Mathematics / Accounts subjects with 65% marks and over all aggregate of 50%
    • Students pursuing graduation
    • Graduate

  • ACCA Exemptions:

    • B.com and M.com: Knowledge Level & LW
    • MBA, BMS (Finance), BAF, BBI, BFM: Knowledge Level
    • CA IPCC both groups cleared: Knowledge Level, TX & AA
    • CA and ICWA: Knowledge Level & Skills Level

Why FPA?
  • ACCA Course with FPA

    • FPA has a decade plus of expertise in providing Banking & Financial Services related trainings having trained 6,00,000+ professionals across 58 countries
    • The founding partner is an ACCA trained in UK with a global exposure across UK, Australia & Bahrain
    • All trainers are ACCA and CA certified professionals
    • Authorized ACCA course Books & Test Papers
    • Comprehensive support until ACCA exams cleared
    • 100% Job placement support
    • Weekend Classes

FAQ

  • Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the oldest global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA).

  • ACCA has 200,000 members and 486,000 students (15,000 in India) in 180 countries, making it the largest accounting body in the world.

  • ACCA headquartered in London, works through a network of over 100 offices and centres.

  • ACCA has more than 7,100 Approved Employers worldwide (India included).

There are multiple reasons why you should do the ACCA course, to highlight a few:

  • ACCA course duration: The time investment is between 2-3 years, and can be done along side a full time job or any other degree course.

  • ACCA exam: Flexible, can also sit just 1 paper per exam sitting

  • ACCA exam is done quarterly therefore if you miss on a session, only have to wait for another couple of months before you can re-sit.

  • Globally accepted, opens door to tons of opportunities in India and abroad

  • Like CA is in India, ACCA is globally with recognition across 180+ countries and 7,100+ Approved Employers

  • Easier access to jobs in every sector ranging from Manufacturing to Banking with career opportunities varying from statutory audits to fund management

  • All the leading accounting firms like EY, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, etc. are always hiring ACCA's in big numbers.

On an average, students take 2-3 years to clear all the ACCA exams i.e. Knowledge, Applied Skills and Professional. The actual duration will depend on exemptions (if any) received.

Both courses are good in their own way and prepare professionals to do well in the Finance and Accounting world. However, there are several benefits of doing the ACCA course, one being globally recognized Chartered body with members in over 180 countries and flexibility of siting for individual papers at quarterly conducted exams.

Content CA Course ACCA Course
Total Subjects 20 13
Time Investment (Years) 5 3
Minimum Papers Per Attempt 4 1
Frequency of Exam Semi Annually Quarterly
Internship Requirement Yes No
Cost to do the program 3 Lakhs 3.5 Lakhs
Student Passing 3 – 5% 40 – 50%
Starting Salary 3 – 8 Lakhs 4 – 10 Lakhs
International Recognition Limited Globally

Yes, the ACCA course is designed in a manner that student can sit for ACCA papers at their convenience, which are conducted quarterly. Also with the flexibility of sitting individual papers, the ACCA course is well suited for professionals as well as graduating students who would like to propel their career in the Finance and Accounting world.

The salaries depend on professional capabilities and are therefore subjective, however the average salaries ACCA makes is between Rs 4 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs as a fresh graduate.

The average ACCA course fees including the tuition fees are approximately Rs 3,60,000*. FPA also facilitates Student loans; please connect with our councilors for more information.

*The ACCA exam fees changes from time to time, please contact FPA councilor for more information.

Absolutely, we have had several students/working professionals who have completed their ACCA course to move abroad; Australia, Canada and Middle East being the common destination. FPA has tie ups with agencies that can help you with this process too, connect with FPA councilors for more information.

  • B.com and M.com: Knowledge Level & LW.

  • MBA, BMS (Finance), BAF, BBI, BFM: Knowledge Level .

  • CA IPCC both groups cleared: Knowledge Level, TX & AA.

  • CA and ICWA: Knowledge Level & Skills Level

Please contact FPA councilors for more information.

Yes, we suggest all the students to start the ACCA course as early as just after your 10th exams so that you are a full fledged Finance and Accounting professional by the time you are out of college.

You are eligible for B.Sc. from Oxford Brookes University by simply doing a thesis. Also there are multiple other qualifications like an M.Sc. from University of London that can be attained by just giving 1 more exam and a thesis, check with FPA councilors for more information.

The ACCA papers are 100 marks each with the questions both MCQ as well as subjective.

The ACCA qualification is recognized globally including India. ACCA Members/Affiliates/Students are well placed in the MNC's like IBM, Accenture, BIG4's as well as local companies like TATA Group, Hindustan Unilever. Unless you want to practice in India and sign audited financials, being ACCA opens door to all the other job opportunities

Any and every job that you desire in the Finance and Accounting field is available for you to apply basis the ACCA qualification. Therefore right from Statutory Audits to Fund Management, all opportunities are available for the passionate students who want to make a career in this field. Refer to the ACCA job portal link below to see the kind of jobs available: https://jobs.accaglobal.com/

The list is endless for companies hiring ACCA in India since the Indian industry has started to realize the great value add ACCA qualified professionals bring to the organizations. Please refer to the link below for Jobs after ACCA in India: https://jobs.accaglobal.com/

The average passing percentage for the ACCA exam is 40-50%, however with FPA your chances of clearing these exams are a lot higher.

No, you can complete your ACCA course fully without any internship and start to work full time post successfully clearing your ACCA exams. However, there is a 3 year Practical Experience Requirement before you become an ACCA member, this experience can be pre, during or after studies as well.

  • SSC / 10th – Via Foundation in Accountancy (FIA) route

  • HSC - English and Mathematics / Accounts subjects with 65% marks and over all aggregate of 50%

  • Students pursuing graduation

  • Graduate

Please contact FPA councilors for more information.

A minimum of 1 and maximum of 4 papers can be sat at each sitting which is quarterly held

ACCA exams are held quarterly and take place at ACCA approved exam centres located centrally like British Libraries etc. These are communicated to you when you enroll for the exams.

Content Knowledge Level Skills Level Professional Level
ACCA Syllabus Accountant in Business (AB) Corporate & Business Law (LW) Strategic Business Leader (SBL – Essential)
Management Accounting (MA) Performance Management (PM) Strategic Business Reporting (SBR – Essential)
Financial Accounting (FA) Taxation (TX) Advanced Financial Management (AF)
Financial Reporting (FR) Advanced Performance Management (APM)
Audit & Assurance (AA) Advanced Taxation (ATX)
Financial Management (FM) Advance Audit & Assurance (AAA)
Certification Diploma in Accounting & Business Advance Diploma in Accounting & Business Professional Level Certificate & ACCA Affiliate Status
Optional Degrees B.Sc. in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University (Optional) M.Sc. in Professional Accountancy awarded by University of London
Experience Criteria for membership 36 Months of practical experience gained before, during or after the ACCA exams

The ACCA syllabus ideally consists of a total of 13 subjects, basis your existing qualification there are exemptions that can be received. Please contact FPA councilors for more information.

The ACCA exams are held quarterly in Jan, Mar, Sep and Dec. For more information refer to below link:https://www.accaglobal.com/in/en/student/exam-entry-and-administration/exam-timetables.html/

The total cost for ACCA exam fees and annual subscription comes to approx. Rs 1,20,000*.
* The ACCA exam fees changes from time to time, please contact FPA councilor for more information.