ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)



ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. 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. We actively seek to enhance the public value of accounting in society through international research and we take a progressive stance on global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to grow in reputation and influence. ACCA works to strengthen a global profession based on the application of consistent standards, which we believe best supports international business and the desire of talented people to have successful, international careers. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards.

ACCA Quality Checked

ACCA Quality Checked

Members of ACCA are required to adhere to the highest standards and comply with ACCA’s regulations, including our code of ethics and conduct. To be awarded ACCA Quality Checked, a firm has its quality controls and procedures assessed by a member of ACCA’s monitoring team. The assessment covers all the professional services the firm provides as well as how the firm manages its practice. A non-technical review is also undertaken at the firm’s offices to confirm that the quality controls and related procedures are working effectively. ACCA firms that demonstrate that they have established a high standard of quality control in a wide range of activities, including those typically carried out by small and medium-sized practices, are awarded the ACCA Quality Checked award. These firms are allowed to display the ACCA Quality Checked logo.

ACCA Approved Training Practice

ACCA Approved Training Practice

Successful firms acknowledge that employee development is a key factor in maintaining competitiveness. Providing training opportunities demonstrates commitment to staff, which leads to improved retention, as well as better skills and higher quality service. An Approved Training Practice is a practice which is registered with ACCA to train students and members towards an ACCA practising certificate or an ACCA practising certificate and audit qualification. This accreditation is required if a practice wishes to train ACCA students and members towards an ACCA practising certificate and/or practising certificate and audit qualification. Firms must achieve at least Approved status under the Employer Accreditation scheme in order to be eligible for ACCA Approved Training Practice status.

ACCA Approved Employer

ACCA Approved Employer (Silver)

The ACCA Approved Employer programme provides an opportunity for employers to partner with ACCA on its global best practice training accreditation programme. The programme provides a framework for employers to ensure their support of ACCA trainees and members reflects leading practice, ensuring effective and efficient training and skills development. It supports employers in building the finance capability of their staff. 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. The ACCA Approved Employer programme recognises employers’ high standards of staff training and development.

Having been with you now for over 10 years and worked closely together during this time, I feel very well placed to say how satisfied I am with your service and thankful for your guidance over the years, much of which has been invaluable especially given that I am essentiually a sole trader. I very much look forward to us all continuing this healthy working relationship into the next decade.

David Redshaw, Director, London Finder Limited