The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Global reach

ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,200 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.  Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Flexibility

With ACCA, you have the flexibility to progress through the exams at your own pace and gain your practical experience across a number of sectors and with a number of employers, anywhere in the world. If you receive up to 9 exemptions from the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams, you can complete the ACCA Qualification within 1-1.5 years by completing the remaining 4 strategic professional level exams.

Exemptions from Massey University

Students studying the following degree programmes, at Massey University, may be exempt from up to nine of ACCA’s 13 papers.

    Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)
    Bachelor of Business Studies (BBus)
    Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF)

Visit ACCA’s Exemption Calculator to view the exemptions offered in more detail.

Accelerate program

The Accelerate program is a special arrangement between ACCA and Massey University, which gives students the opportunity to register and start preparing for its Strategic Professional level exams with ACCA before you graduate.

Under this program, you can combine university studies with the ACCA qualification. Benefits of the Accelerate program include:

  • Conditional exemption from ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills exams, so you can start taking its Strategic Professional exams before graduation.
  • Waiver of ACCA student subscription fees for up to 2 years when you’re studying at Massey University
  • Discounted registration fee with ACCA (applies for students graduating 2019 and beyond)
  • Discounted exemption fees for ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills exams (payable after graduation). Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance students graduating in 2018 get full exemption fees waived.

Note: The Accelerate program is available only for new ACCA students. If you are an existing ACCA student, you may still be eligible to apply for conditional exemptions if you wish to start taking Strategic Professional exams prior to graduation. Contact ACCA at anzinfo@accaglobal.com for more info. Full up-front exemption fees apply. 

To apply for the Accelerate program or find out your eligibility, please contact anzinfo@accaglobal.com.
ACCA registration deadlines - Ongoing - https://www.accaglobal.com/acca-registration-intro.html
ACCA exams offered - 4 times yearly: March, June, September, December - https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/exam-entry-and-administration.html

Strategic Alliance with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

ACCA joins forces with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to form a strategic alliance. The alliance sees us shaping and leading the future of our profession together.

The alliance represents the voice of 800,000 members and future professional accountants around the world, who share the commitment to uphold the highest ethical, professional and technical standards. Sharing our expertise and combining our resources allows us to strengthen our reach and relevance. It also enables us to provide better support and resources to members and other stakeholders.

Eligible ACCA members (with 5 years of full ACCA membership, good standing and ANZ residency) are able to obtain CA ANZ membership, providing them access to a wider network and better market recognition in Australia and New Zealand. Likewise, CA ANZ members (5 years of full CA ANZ membership and good standing) have access to the ACCA membership without having to take further exams.

Visit ACCA’s global website at www.accaglobal.com for any additional information you may require or email anzinfo@accaglobal.com if you have any questions.

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