The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a World Organization of reference for professional accountants. It works with international organizations, with IFAC and with more than 80 global accounting associations. It has more than 178,000 members, students from 181 countries and 95 offices spread around the world.
It is also an international qualification that certifies that you are an expert in Accounting. The ACCA course for international students in Canada offers a complete professional training in Accounting Management, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Government and Risk.
The ACCA certification is not exclusively for those who have studied the branch of Social Sciences, but is open to all interested people regardless of their origin.
Depending on the country of origin, minimum requirements are required, as well as knowledge of mathematics and / or the English language.
Once you sign up for ACCA Course for students, there is a 10 year limit to meet all the requirements. There are 4 annual calls in which you can organize as best you can.
Let’s talk now about the exams. Depending on the career you have studied and the provenance, exemptions from certain exams can be achieved. We encourage you to take a look.
The exams are divided into two groups, the basic exams and the professionals.
Group 1: Basic
Within the basic exams are two subcategories: the knowledge exams and the skills exams. At the most there will be 9 exams depending on the exemptions. This is the structure:
- a) Knowledge
F1 – Accountant in Business
F2 – Management Accounting
F3 – Financial Accounting
- b) Skills
F4 – Corporate and Business Law
F5 – Performance Management
F6 – Taxation
F7 – Financial Reporting
F8 – Audit and Assurance
F9 – Financial Management
Group 2: Professionals
Within the professional exams, there are also two subcategories: the essential exams, the three exams and the optional exams must be done, two of the four exam options offered must be selected. This is the structure:
- a) Knowledge
P1 – Governance, Risk & Ethics
P2 – Corporate Reporting
P3 – Business Analysis
- b) Options
P4 – Advanced Financial Management
P5 – Advanced Performance Management
P6 – Advanced Taxation
P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance
What benefits does this title (ACCA) can give you?
It offers great benefits! Among them, this title opens the doors to great job opportunities in your career and personal development, since you will choose to have an international Curriculum Vitae, which gives you greater mobility and access to a qualified position.
Being a member of the ACCA makes it easier for you to obtain other degrees as well, such as:
- Obtain an applied accounting degree from Oxford Brookes University. The main requirements to obtain the BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting are when you register as a student, have chosen to do it and have an adequate English qualification before doing the exams F7, F8 and F9.
- Obtain an Accounting Master (MSc in Professional Accountancy) from the University of London. Depending on what situation you are in the ACCA, you will be asked for more or less requirements.
- Obtain the exemption of the first part of the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). This degree will be developed in depth in future entries.
To conclude, the ACCA certification gives a solid international training to external auditors and aspiring candidates, providing them with a clear distinction from other professionals.
This world is becoming more globalized and we need to have an international Curriculum Vitae and the ACCA offers us this possibility. In addition financial and accounting standards are tending to internationalize, remember that last year was the first to draft the audit reports with the International Auditing Standards adapted to regulations.