ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants.
We’re a thriving global community of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries.
We offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Our qualifications and learning opportunities develop strategic business leaders, forward-thinking professionals with the financial, business and digital expertise essential for the creation of sustainable organisations and flourishing societies.
Since 1904, being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society and is vital in helping economies, organisations and individuals to grow and prosper. It does this by creating robust trusted financial and business management, combating corruption, ensuring organisations are managed ethically, driving sustainability, and providing rewarding career opportunities.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation.
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As an accounting professional body we are able to pass the benefits of our employer networks to young people leaving care, as well as career advice and guidance for those interested in finding out more about accounting and entry routes to the profession.
We encourage care-leavers interested in understanding more about the accounting profession or entry routes into the profession to contact us by email with your enquiry and we will happy to provide further guidance or direct you to the appropriate guidance or resources where we are able and it is appropriate for us to do so.
Sign up to our free online courses at ACCA X and work through the content to gain basic bookkeeping and management accountant knowledge and understand if finance is a career you’d be interested in pursuing further.
Explore our careers hub for tools and resources to help you when starting out in your accounting career. You can also explore available careers in accounting, including traineeships and entry level positions.