ACCA support their 227,000 members and 544,000 students and affiliates in 181 countries including India, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres, more than 7600 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development and over 340 Approved Learning Providers who provide recognised quality tuition and support to our students. Through the public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
The term 'Chartered' in ACCA qualification refers to the Royal Charter granted in 1974. ACCA's syllabus formed the basis of the United Nations' global accountancy curriculum titled Guideline on National Requirements for the Qualification of Professional Accountants, published in 1999. ACCA was a participant in the consultative group that devised this global Benchmark.
Chartered Certified Accountant is the professional body's main qualification. Following completion of up to 13 professional examinations, three years of supervised, relevant accounting experience and an ethics module, it enables an individual to become a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
The ACCA professional examinations are offered worldwide four times yearly in March, June, September and December as paper-based and computer-based exams. On-demand computer-based exams (CBE) are also offered for the first four exams (AB, MA, FA, LW), and Session CBEs for the rest (PM, TX, FR, AA, FM) which are available to be taken at ACCA licensed exam centres including PR Academy, (www.pracademy.in) Rajaji Nagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.