ACCA careers in Accountancy
ACCA careers in Accountancy: Use ACCA Careers to find that perfect job that will enable you to progress towards qualification and further your career
This article was first published in April 2006 in Student Accountant.
Flexibility is a major attraction of the ACCA qualification. You may still be completing the exams or trying to meet the practical experience requirements for membership but that doesn’t mean that you have to remain in the same job. In some cases, you may have to change employment in order to gain the experience that you need for membership.
To help you find a job that will enable you to progress towards qualification and further your career, ACCA provides a range of resources that are available online at ACCA Careers. New services have been added and existing services enhanced – enabling you to find exciting job opportunities and gain practical work experience, including access to vacancies and career management resources. Visit www.accaglobal.com/careers to take advantage of the following free resources.
CAREER MANAGEMENT CENTRE
In partnership with Hudson Human Capital Solutions, ACCA has developed one of the job market’s most comprehensive and useful career advice programmes – the career management centre. It includes online exercises, which are designed to give insight into your working preferences and personality type, and also help define the industries, companies, and roles in which you are most likely to succeed.
FIND A JOB
Find a job enables you to view and apply for a frequently-updated range of vacancies with leading employers worldwide. This exclusive service for ACCA students, affiliates, and members can only be accessed by visiting myACCA and entering your ACCA registration number and passcode.
ACCA Careers provides direct access to leading job boards including FT.com and 51Jobs. These sites provide a single source for finding vacancies placed by recruitment consultants and individual employers. The information provided on each listing tells you more about the organisation and enables you to make a direct application.
ACCA careers in Accountancy: RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS
ACCA works with leading recruitment consultants around the world to assist students and affiliates in accessing the best jobs in accounting and finance. Our online database has been extended to cover 71 consultants in 14 countries, enabling you to locate specialist finance recruitment consultants both in your area and internationally.
ACCA careers in Accountancy: EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY SURVEYS
New employment and salary surveys for specific markets are available online and free of charge. Use the reports gathered by Hays, Hudson, Michael Page, and Robert Walters in 13 countries to research salary rates for the finance profession, employment trends, market conditions, and employer predictions for the year ahead.
ACCA careers in Accountancy: CHANGING JOBS!
When you do change jobs, update your Student Training Record and have your supervisor verify your experience before you leave. Don’t risk delaying your progress to membership because you can’t prove your experience.
ACCA careers in Accountancy
If you’re trying to decide if accountancy is the profession for you, this is your opportunity to find out more about the roles that are available.
Or, if you’re already decided on accountancy but aren’t sure which role you want to work towards, you can hear more about the options available to you.
In these videos, ACCA members explain what’s involved in different areas of accountancy, including the favourite aspects of their jobs.
If you would like to see a full list of roles that would be available to you as a finance professional.
ACCA careers in Accountancy : HISTORY ABOUT ACCA
Key dates in ACCA history include:
- 1930: London Association of Accountants successfully campaigns for the right to audit companies.
- 1933: London Association of Accountants renamed London Association of Certified Accountants.
- 1939: Corporation of Accountants (Scottish body, founded 1891) merges with London Association of Certified Accountants to become the Association of Certified and Corporate Accountants.
- 1941: Institution of Certified Public Accountants (founded 1903, and incorporating the Central Association of Accountants from 1933) merges with Association of Certified and Corporate Accountants.
- 1971: Association of Certified and Corporate Accountants renamed Association of Certified Accountants.
- 1974: Royal Charter Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1974: ACCA becomes one of six founding members of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).
- 1977: ACCA becomes a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
- 1984: Association of Certified Accountants renamed Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
- 1995: ACCA members vote at an extraordinary general meeting to rename itself Association of Chartered Public Accountants and to introduce the designation Chartered Public Accountant. The Privy Council subsequently rejected this proposal over concerns about the term “public”. It did however agree that any accountancy body bearing a royal charter could use “chartered” as part of its designation.
- 1996: Chartered Association of Certified Accountants renamed Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Members become entitled to use the title Chartered Certified Accountant (Designatory letters ACCA or FCCA). The Association of Authorised Public Accountants became a subsidiary of ACCA. The group earned its first Queen’s Award, for Export Achievement
- 1998: 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.
- 2001: ACCA received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, recognising ACCA’s growth and its role in 160 countries worldwide.
- 2002: ACCA received its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the space of 12 months, in the Sustainable Development category. The award recognized ACCA’s continuing work on social and environmental issues.
- 2009: ACCA members allowed to provide probate services as of 1 August under Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009 Number 1588.
- 2011 to 2012: ACCA is the first accountancy body to publish an integrated report
- 2014: ACCA members and student numbers reach 600,000 worldwide.
- 2015: ACCA launches M.Sc. in Professional Accountancy with the University of London (UCL)
ACCA careers in Accountancy
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