The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA is a global organization with 110 offices and centers, 7,571 Authorized Employers, and 328 approved learning providers that offer highquality learning and development.

The organization helps its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries build successful careers in accounting and business by providing them with the skills employers need.


Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, ACCA’s Middle East operations (11 Countries) are managed out of Dubai (UAE). ACCA Middle East has more than 20,000 members, affiliates, and students across the region working in all industries and at all levels of business in the region. ACCA Middle East, led by Ms. Fazeela Gopalani, serves as a thought leader and conversation starter for all things related to accounting and finance. The association aims at raising awareness of the value that professionally qualified accountants bring to businesses and economies across the region.


ACCA provides a variety of full-time and part-time study options. Learning with ACCA Middle East is easy and flexible because participants get to study at their own pace and at a time that is convenient to them. It has implemented significant innovations to its flagship certification to ensure that current and potential members are the most valuable, up-to-date, and sought-after accountants in the world. The association has a strong partnership with regulators, corporate leaders, allies, and the ACCA Middle East stakeholder network. ACCA encourages appropriate regulation of accounting and performs relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to rise in reputation and impact.


ACCA inspires new generations to not only appreciate the value of the almost pandemic-proof profession, but also the significant role a professionally trained accountant plays in building economies, by working closely with many educational institutions and government bodies across the Middle East. It aims at inspiring the next generation to embrace and pursue a career in accountancy and finance, while also highlighting the significance of a financial literacy agenda being embedded at a young age. It also provides insights and tools that enable the next generation to learn some of the most important skills that employers seek, such as creativity, communication, and collaboration, as well as empathy and emotional intelligence; and the ability to collaborate across demographic lines to harness collective power through effective teamwork.


ACCA is a staunch supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With its ceaseless efforts, it has been helping address the different global challenges the world faces. The association believes that it is through professional education that accountants can help accelerate the transition to a carbon-free environment. Sustainability and green finance are essential components of ACCA’s worldclass credential and members’ ongoing professional development.