Global demand for accountants is rising

The demand around the world for professional, qualified accountants is still rising, and is consequently fuelling an increase in the number of people who are looking to gain qualifications in the industry.

This information comes from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), who compiled a report which indicates that as many as 178,000 people are now members, after a rise of 5 per cent in the last year.

There was also an increase of 12,000 people studying for the ACCA qualification over the last year, bringing the total studying the qualification up to 397,000.

Businesses and other learning providers have backed the ACCA qualification, as a relevant qualification which helps improve skills and employability for those entering the accountancy job market.

“The demand for professional, ethical accountants is on the rise right across the world and ACCA is committed to continued delivery of a qualification that reflects this global requirement,” said Helen Brand, the chief executive of ACCA.

When learning providers were asked whether they would recommend such a qualification to students who were looking to join the accountancy industry, 89 per cent said they would.