Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904. It is the oldest global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant / ACCA qualification, It's headquarter is based in London
ACCA has 227,000 fully qualified members and 544,000 future members worldwide / Students (20,000 in India).
Being a global qualification with recognition in over 180 countries including India, Australia, U.A.E, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore etcACCA is among the world's best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants, making it the largest accounting body in the world.
ACCA has More than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide (India included) who 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.
Like CA by ICAI is recognised in India & few middle east counties, Similarly ACCA course is globally recognised across 180 countries and 7,300+ Approved Employers, giving you a truly global career.
ACCA qualified candidates have access to jobs in various sector ranging from Manufacturing to Banking with career opportunities varying from Statutory Audits to Fund Management.
Top leading audit & accounting companies like EY, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, etc. are always hiring ACCA qualified candidates in big numbers.
There are also several India based companies that have and continue to hire from ACCA qualified candidates like TATA Group, Hindustan Unilever, WNS, RBIetc.
The table below gives you a brief of the differences between Indian CA course and ACCA course.
The ACCA syllabus is divided into 3 levels i.e. Knowledge, Skills and Professional level.
The total of 13 ACCA Papers are divided as follows
The ACCA course provides for
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 FR, AA & FM from 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.
ACCA Course with FPA
Being a global qualification with recognition in over 180 countries including India, Australia, U.A.E, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore etc ACCA is among the world's best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants, making it the largest accounting body in the world.
There are multiple reasons why you should do the ACCA course, to highlight a few:
ACCA course duration: The time investment is between 1 to 3.3 years, and can be done alongside a full time job or any other degree course.
ACCA exam: High Flexibility level, Student can also sit just 1 paper per attempt.
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
Overall clearing percentage of ACCA qualification is 40-50%.
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.
ACCA's don't have signing authority in India despite big4s & top MCA's are hiring. Job role of ACCA qualified candidates can be similar to CA qualified.
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.
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 depends on professional capabilities and are therefore is subjective, however the average salaries ACCA makes is between Rs 4 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs as a fresh graduate and definitelycan be raised over the added years of experience.
The average ACCA Full Course fees including the tuition & ACCA body fees are approximately Rs5 Lakh*. 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 councillors for more information.
B.com/M.com/BAF: Knowledge Level & LW
MBA(Finance): Knowledge Level
CA IPCC both groups cleared: Knowledge Level, TX & AA
CA / ICWA (5+yrs of experience): Knowledge Level & Skills Level
Please contact FPA councilors for more information.
Yes! You can takeup ACCA along with graduation also one can 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 councillors for more information.
ACCA exams are conducted for 100marks each & 50 as passing marks.
Knowledge level & LW : 100% MCQ Based
Skills Level: 60% Descriptive & 40% MCQ Based
Professional Level: 100% Descriptive and case study based
Yes! 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:
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:
The average passing percentage for the ACCA exam is 40-50%, however with FPA your chances of clearing these exams are a lot higher to aprox 83%.
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% (ACCA Direct route)
Students pursuing graduation / Graduate
Any Individual keen on making their career into Accounting & Finance
A minimum of 1 and maximum of 4 papers can be sat at each sitting which is quarterly held, however a student can give max 8 papers in a year.
ACCA exams are held quarterly (March,June,Sep& Dec) and take place at ACCA approved exam centres located centrally like British Libraries etc. These are communicated to you when you enrol for the exams. However first 4 papers of ACCA are on demand based & are held at authorised CBE centres. FPA head office (Borivali) is a authorised CBE centre.
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 councillors 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 2,00,000*.
* The ACCA exam fees changes from time to time, please contact FPA councilor for more information.