We’re the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body.
We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.
We have more than 219,000 fully qualified members and 527,000 students worldwide. They’re among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector you can imagine.
Organisations know and trust our designation. We’re out there every day, connecting with businesses large and small, governments, educational establishments and opinion formers. We’re on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements, helping to shape them.
Because of all this, we’re able to create the innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs.
Our mission and values
ACCA’s mission is to be a global leader in the profession by:
- providing opportunity and open access to people of ability wherever they are in the world
- supporting and promoting the highest ethical, governance and professional standards
- advancing the public interest.
Our core values
Since our inception, we have held a set of core values which still drive us today, giving ACCA its distinctive character and defining our approach to the global profession.
We provide opportunity, free from artificial barriers, to people around the world – whether our students, members or employees – and we support them in their careers.
We respect and value difference, embracing diversity in our people and our output.
We create new and unexpected possibilities, providing innovative solutions for the future.
We accept individual and corporate responsibility for our actions, working together to deliver quality services and to promote the best interest of our stakeholders.
We act ethically and work in the public interest, treating people fairly and honestly and we encourage the same from others.
Who we are
We’ve built partnerships throughout our history – they’re central to our ability to deliver our qualifications and services internationally.
Through our global network, students can study for the ACCA Qualification all over the world.
We have 17 joint exam partnerships with national accountancy bodies around the world that allows their trainees to qualify using the ACCA Qualification structure. And we’re working with accountancy bodies in Cyprus, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia to establish joint continuing professional development programmes.
We also have more than 98 global partnerships with accountancy bodies, universities and international donor communities.
Our partnerships allow our members to work internationally, complying with regulation in marketplaces worldwide.