What is ACCA?

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants.

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They are 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. They uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

They offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Their 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 their purpose. They believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society and is vital 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.
And through their cutting-edge research, they lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing for the future. They’re a not-for-profit organisation.

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How will this benefit BTEC Business students?

Pearson BTEC and ACCA Partnership Benefits Explained
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We’ve agreed with the ACCA that if you complete any of the BTEC L3 Nationals Extended Diploma in Business, you will meet the entry requirements for the ACCA L4 qualification.


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Students seeking a career in financial accounting will find the greatest benefit in this, particularly if they choose optional units 10, 11, 12, or 13 as these are most closely linked to accounting.

Claiming your exemptions

Following the completion of your studies, you can register for the Level 4 ACCA qualification.

Once you have registered, send your BTEC transcripts to the ACCA Accreditation team, including your registration number and student name, and they will apply the exemptions to your ACCA ID.

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