Millions of opportunities with ACCA

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The standard dictionary definition says: “accountant (noun) - a person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts.” B u t AC C A ( t h e Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) says the definition is so much wider, simply because the accountancy profession has evolved, partly due to the global economic crisis of 2007 / 08. For ACCA, an accountant needs to understand the numbers – that’s a given; but an accountant is also a business strategist, an expert communicator, a people manager, an advocate, and an ambassador for all things finance and business. At ACCA we believe that finance is at the heart of businesses large and small; it is also central to government and the public sector. Financial leadership therefore is important to maintain momentum. That’s why ACCA believes in harnessing finance professionals to work in every sector in every region of the world, and in ensuring that our members are well trained, ethical and have the vision to think ahead. We have also always embedded into our qualifications, the key competencies and disciplines required by finance professionals of the future. These comprise of professionalism and ethics, governance, risk and control, stakeholder relationship management, strategy and innovation, leadership and management, corporate reporting, sustainable management accounting, financial management, audit and assurance, and taxation. Hence the breadth and scope of the ACCA Qualification’s syllabus equips those who pass our exams, ethics module and practical experience requirements with an enviable degree of technical strength and business insight, alongside sound financial management skills. This is why our members are in demand not only as auditors and accountants; but many that act as consultants in specialist emerging fields, advising multinationals on tax strategy, transaction support, corporate recovery, risk management or forensic accounting and others who manage and own their own practices. This means that having the ‘ACCA’ letters after one’s name links them with a tradition of excellence, drive for innovation and high global ethical standards that is recognizable to employers of different sectors around the world. Find out where ACCA can take you.