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    ACCA Course

    About Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is one of the most sought-after and globally-recognised courses in the field of commerce. ACCA provides the fundamental as well as professional knowledge of Business, Accounting, Financial Accounting and similar fields. The course is offered by a number of colleges and universities in India. The duration of ACCA varies depending upon the previous qualifications of a candidate.

    This certificate programme is ideal for candidates who are keen to pursue a career in banking, chartered accountancy, financial services, consulting, etc. The programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of theoretical, as well as, practical aspects of financial accounting, capital management, risk management, acquisitions, mergers, business valuation, etc. 

    ACCA Course Highlights

    Some of the major highlights of ACCA course are as follows:

    Course Name

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    Short Name


    Course Level


    Course Type

    Certificate Course

    Course Stream


    Course Duration

    1 Year - 3 Years

    Minimum Qualification Required


    Selection Process

    Merit-based/ Entrance Exam Based

    Course Fee

    INR 8,000 - INR 1.5 Lakh

    Job Types

    Accountant, Auditor, Financial Accountant, Management Consultant, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Manager, Chartered Accountant, etc


    INR 3 LPA - INR 80 LPA

    ACCA Programme Duration

    Unlike any other regular commerce course, the duration of ACCA depends on the previous education of a candidate. Check out the following table to understand it better. 

    Educational Qualification


    10+2 in Commerce Stream

    3 Years

    Graduation in Commerce Stream

    2 Years - 2.5 Years


    2 Years

    CA (Chartered Accountant)

    1 Year

    B.Com + IPCC

    1 Year

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates interested in pursuing the ACCA course must meet its eligibility criteria mentioned below. 

    • The minimum educational requirement that one needs to meet for the course is passing completing Class 12 in Commerce stream from a recognised board. 

    • Candidates are required to score at least 50 per cent marks in Class 12 examinations. 

    • They must have studied Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects in 10+2.

    • Candidates who hold a B.Com degree or CA certificate or IPCC can also apply for the course availing a reduced course duration. 

    ACCA Programme Admission Process

    • The admission process of the ACCA programme varies for different colleges. 

    • Some institutes conduct merit-based admissions selecting candidates based on their performance in the recently acquired education.

    • Some colleges or universities, on the other hand, offer admissions through entrance exams.   

    • Candidates who perform well in these exams make it to the merit list and are then called to further the selection process.

    Top Entrance Exams for the ACCA Programme

    Some of the major entrance exams for the ACCA programme that are accepted in reputed universities are:

    • GATA

    • AJEE

    • GGSIPU

    • JEE Main

    • LPU NEST

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Syllabus

    The following table contains the year-wise syllabus of the ACCA programme. 

    Year I

    Audit and Assurance

    Management Accounting

    Corporate and Business Law


    Financial Reporting

    Financial Management

    Performance Management

    Accountant in Business

    Financial Accounting

    Year II

    Business Analysis

    Corporate Reporting

    Advanced Audit and Assurance

    Advanced Financial Management

    Governance, Risk, and Ethics

    Advanced Taxation

    Advanced Performance Management

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Career Options and Job Prospects

    The job opportunities after completing the course are immense with a high probability of 100 per cent success. Some of the major employment areas and job roles that ACCA certificate holders can explore are mentioned below.

    Employment Areas

    • Banking Sector

    • Accounting Firms

    • Financial Sector

    • Consultancies

    • Market Research

    • Budget Planning

    • UPSC

    • SSC

    • Educational Institutions

    Job Profiles

    • Accountant

    • Auditor

    • Chartered Accountant (CA)

    • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    • Financial Accountant

    • Management Consultant

    • Finance Manager

    • Equity Research Analyst

    • Corporate Analyst

    • Investment Banker

    • Cashier 

    Top Recruiters

    • PWC

    • KPMG

    • EY

    • UPS

    • Citco

    • Caterpillar Inc.

    • Grant Thornton LLP

    • Northern Trust

    • Deloitte

    • Accenture 

    • HDFC Bank

    • Infosys

    • Reliance

    • FedEx

    ACCA Programme - Salary

    Salary after completing the ACCA course depends upon one’s work experience and the organisation she/ he is working with. In India, the salary of an ACCA certificate holder can range between INR 3 LPA to INR 80 LPA. check out more details below. 

    Job Profiles



    INR 3 LPA - INR 8 LPA


    INR 8 LPA - INR 13 LPA

    Financial Accountant

    INR 4 LPA - INR 9.5 LPA

    Management Consultant

    INR 10 LPA - INR 20 LPA

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    INR 40 LPA - INR 80 LPA

    Finance Manager

    INR 12.5 LPA - INR 34 LPA

    Chartered Accountant (CA)

    INR 10 LPA - INR 25 LPA

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