What is ACCA Qualification?

  • 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.

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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 7,300+ 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, RBIetc.


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

Content CA (ICAI) Course ACCA Course
Total Subjects 20 13
Time Investment (Years) 5 3.3
Minimum Papers Per Attempt 4 1
Frequency Of Exam Semi Annually Quarterly
Internship Requirement Yes No
Cost To Do The Program 3.5 Lakhs 5 Lakhs
Starting Salary 3 – 8 Lakhs 4 – 10 Lakhs
International Recognition Limited Global

ACCA Syllabus

  • 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

    • 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 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.

Content Knowledge Level Skills Level Professional Level
ACCA Syllabus Business & Technology (BT) 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 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% (ACCA Direct route)
    • Students pursuing graduation / Graduate
    • Any Individual keen on making their career into Accounting & Finance

  • ACCA Exemptions:

    • 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

Why FPA?
  • ACCA Course with FPA

    • FPA is a Gold Approved Learning Partner & Authorised CBE centre by ACCA body
    • 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
    • Oxford Brookes University Approved Mentors
    • Authorized ACCA course Books & Test Papers
    • Comprehensive support until ACCA exams cleared
    • 100% Job placement support
    • Weekend Classes