ACCA , a global professional body offering CCA (ff) qualification, was founded in 1904 and has over the years recorded a strength of as much as 188000 members and 480000 students in around 178 countries worldwide . Headquartered in London, it has its administrative offices in Glasgow and Operates through a network of 100 offices and centers and has over 7100 approved employees worldwide
With the term ‘chartered’ in ACCA qualification citing the royal charter of 1974, chartered certified accountant is a legally protected term. Those projecting themselves as chartered accountants must be members of ACCA and if carrying out public practice engagements, must comply with additional regulations as having a valid practicing certificates, submitting to inspections etc
A British professional body of public accountants, the AAPA has been a subsidiary of ACCA since 1996. ACCA works in public interest, promotes people based regulation and has escalating the values of accounting in society through global research as its primary goal.