About ACCA Vietnam
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing global professional accountancy body with 432,000 students and 154,000 members in 170 countries. We aim to offer the first choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA opened its representative office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2002 and in Hanoi in 2004, making it the first international professional organization having official presentation in Vietnam. In April 2012, ACCA signed of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance for coordinated testing for public accountant certification. Replacing for the MOUs signed before in Hanoi in 2004 and extended in 2009, this newly signed MOU allows ACCA students and member to be eligible to attend the Vietnam CPA Examination with the following detail benefits:
- ACCA Students who complete the Fundamental examination of ACCA including the variant examinations in Corporate and Business Law (F4) and Taxation (F6), and obtain the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business awarded by ACCA and acquired a degree regardless of the studying major will be eligible to attend the Vietnam CPA Examination.
- ACCA Students who succesfully complete and obtain Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) awarded by ACCA and acquired a degree regardless the studying major shall be eligible to attend the Vietnam CPA Examination.
- ACCA Members who succesfully complete the examination of the Joint Scheme with the varian examination in Corporate and Business Law (F4) and Taxation (F6), shale be recognized and awarded the Vietnam CPA upon completion of a supplementary test on the local audit, accounting and finance.
ACCA has works closely with the national accountancy bodies, State Audit of Vietnam (SAV), Vietnam Accounting Association (VAA), Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA), Vietnam Tax Consultants Association and other bodies to ensure better collaboration and best-practices sharing to disseminate information on key developments to stakeholders more efficiently.
ACCA also works closely with tertiary institutions such as College of Economics (under Vietnam National University), Academy of Finance, Vietnam National Economic University, Foreign Trade University, University of Economics & Law (under Vietnam National University - HCMC), University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, RMIT amongst others. These partnerships and collaborations have helped not only in improving the knowledge and skills of our future accountants but also helping raise awareness of the younger generation about the importance and role of the profession in the country’s economic development. We hope that these collaborations help to increase the number of young individuals becoming professional accountants and help close the capacity gap which currently exists in the country.
ACCA also works with employers in VietNam under the ACCA Approved Employer programme. This is a formal recognition of the learning and development support leading organisations offer to ACCA students and members. The Approved Employer programme is also platform from which ACCA and major employers in Vietnam develop a mutually beneficial relationship, based on increasing the standard of learning and development support, innovative service and excellent delivery.
Through ACCA's continued commitment to strengthen and reinforce its relationships with its primary stakeholders: the members; students; employers; tuition providers and regulatory bodies, ACCA VietNam aims to achieve and promote the highest professional, ethical and governance standards and advance the public interest.
In recent years, ACCA students and members in Vietnam have rapidly increased, from 100 students and 11 members in early 2002 to more than 6,000 students and 500 members in Vietnam to date.