Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. Its aim is to offer business-relevant qualifications around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

To achieve an ACCA qualification, you will need to complete 14 papers in total. A maximum of 9 papers in the Fundamentals level are available for exemption.

Knowledge Level

The three papers at this level are:

  • F1 - Accounting in Business (AB)
  • F2 - Manager Accounting (MA)
  • F3 - Financial Accounting (FA)

Skills Level

The six papers at this level are:

  • F4 - Corporate and Business Law (CL)
  • F5 - Performance Management (PM)
  • F6 - Taxation (TX)
  • F7 - Financial Reporting (FR)
  • F8 - Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • F9 - Financial Management (FM)

Professional Level

Five papers in Total

  • Essentials
    • P1 - Professional Accounting (PA)
    • P2 - Corporate Reporting (CR)
    • P3 - Business Analysis (BA)
  • Options (Two to be completed)
    • P4 - Advance Financial Management (AFM)
    • P5 - Advance Performance Management (CR)
    • P6 - Advanced Taxation (ATX)
    • P7 - Advanced Audit & Insurance (AAA)


How to become a chartered certified accountant with the ACCA Qualification.

Choose to study ACCA and we will provide you with the skills and knowledge relevant to any business, which means you are free to choose which type of  accountancy role and organization you want to work for.

There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential because the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, which is why our qualification has an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.

Professionalism and ethics are examined at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification. It is also a main part of the practical experience you must complete to qualify.

To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:

  • exams - a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
  • experience - record 36 months' experience in a relevant role
  • ethics - the Professional Ethics module.

*Nine of the exams which are part of the qualification will not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.

Get qualifications along the way

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can gain along the way. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated.

You can achieve:

  • a Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University


Villa College tuition fee (for January 2013)

  • Knowledge  Level (F1, F2 and F3) MRF 3500 per module
  • Skill Level (F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 & F9) MRF 4500 per module
  • Professional Level (P1 - P7) MRF 8000 per module

ACCA registration fee

Initial Registration  £79

Annual Subscription  £79

Re-registration£79, in addition to any amounts unpaid at the time of registration/removal

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