Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)|
|Motto||The global body for professional accountants.|
|Formation||November 13, 1904|
|Legal status||Chartered Certified body|
|Region served||170 countries|
|Member's designations||ACCA FCCA|
|IFAC member since||October 7, 1977|
The term 'Chartered' in ACCA qualification refers to the Royal Charter granted in 1974 by Her Majesty the Queen in the United Kingdom.
Since Chartered Certified Accountant is a legally protected term, individuals who describe themselves as Chartered Certified Accountants must be members of ACCA and, if they carry out public practice engagements, must comply with additional regulations such as holding a practising certificate, being insured against any possible liability claims and submitting to inspections.
The Association of Authorised Public Accountants (AAPA), one of the British professional bodies for public accountants, has been a subsidiary of ACCA since 1996.
ACCA works in the public interest, assuring that its members are appropriately regulated for the work they carry out and, promoting principles-based approaches to regulation. ACCA as an organisation actively seek to enhance the public value of accounting in society through international research, taking a progressive stance on global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to grow in both reputation and influence.