ACCA – the largest global body for professional accountants

Do you want a flexible qualification that offers excellent career progression, high earning potential and is recognised in 181 countries?

Look no further than a career in accountancy and finance as an ACCA qualified accountant.

Why choose ACCA?

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants with 633,000 students and members located in 181 countries. Our qualification is supported by a global network of approved learning providers - we also work with 7,110 approved employers throughout the world.

In Ireland we have over 20,000 members and students alone. We work with the world’s leading multinationals located in Ireland, and in 2015 we expanded entry routes to the qualification making joining ACCA more accessible for both relevant and non-relevant degree holders.

How are we different from other accountancy bodies?

  • We are truly global – ACCA is recognised in 181 countries worldwide
  • We offer flexibility to study at your own pace – on a part time or full time basis or by distance learning
  • Four exam sittings are available per year – you can progress at your own pace
  • Specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit to management accounting, thanks to our unique option papers
  • Unlike other bodies, you don’t need a training contract to study with us
  • There are a range of tuition options to suit everybody
  • A variety of entry routes are available to suit relevant and non-relevant degree holders

Who are we looking for?

Students from any discipline can apply to study ACCA qualifications. Prior accountancy experience is not a requirement, however relevant qualification holders may be exempt from up to 9 of the 14 exams. Check your exemptions online at

Once you establish what your exemptions status is, the next step is registering to become an ACCA student – you can do this by logging onto

Alternative Entry Routes

ACCA Accelerate: Launched in 2016, Accelerate supports final year accounting and finance students by offering them discounted registration and exemption fees through agreements between ACCA and their university. ACCA currently have 21 Accelerate agreements with universities and institutes nationwide. As well as helping students financially, Accelerate also prepares the student for their career ahead. Final year 16/17 students will also have the opportunity discover more about Accelerate via the ACCA student team who will host information days on campuses throughout the country this autumn – you can also talk to your careers advisor. To find out if your university or institute is signed up to Accelerate contact

ACCA-X: This is a new program launched to support non-finance or business related degree holders who wanted to gain a professional qualification. ACCA-X allows the student gain a diploma in accounting and business. ACCA-X graduates can then peruse the ACCA professional qualification from this point.

Get in contact

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ACCA qualified accountants are in demand in all business sectors around the world.
Number of employees: 
586,000 members and students in 170 countries. 20,000 members and students in Ireland.
Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 
Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Management, business, administration