ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the  global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer  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.  We support our 170,000 members and 436,000 students  throughout their careers, providing services through a network  of 91 offices and centres. Our reputation is grounded in over 100  years of providing world-class accounting and finance  qualifications. We champion opportunity, diversity and integrity,  and our long traditions are complemented by modern thinking,  backed by a diverse, global membership. By promoting our  global standards, and supporting our members wherever they  work, we aim to meet the current and future needs of  international business.

特许公认会计师公会(The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants,简称ACCA))成立于1904年,是目前世界上领先的专业会计师团体,也是国际上海外学员最多、学员规模发展最快的专业会计师组织。英国立法许可ACCA会员从事审计、投资顾问和破产执行的工作。ACCA会员资格得到欧盟立法以及许多国家公司法的承认。ACCA是国际会计准则委员会(IASC)的创始成员,也是国际会计师联合会(IFAC)的主要成员,1999年2月联合国通过了以ACCA课程大纲为蓝本的《职业会计师专业教育国际大纲》,该大纲将作为世界各地职业会计师考试课程设置的一个衡量基准。

ACCA在国内称为”国际注册会计师“,实际上是特许公认会计师公会(The Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants)的缩写,它是英国具有特许头衔的4家注册会计师协会之一,也是当今最知名的国际性会计师组织之一。ACCA资格被认为是”国际财会界的通行证”。许多国家立法许可ACCA会员从事审计、投资顾问和破产执行工作。ACCA在欧洲会计专家协会(FEE)、亚太会计师联合会(CAPA)和加勒比特许会计师协会(ICAC)等会计组织中起着非常重要的作用。