The ACCA accreditation makes it easier for UC3M graduates in Finance and Accounting to obtain the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) title, by exempting eight of the nine exams required to obtain this certificate that qualifies professional accountants in numerous countries. In the United Kingdom, for example, it is the license that is required for accountants to offer their services to the public.
The signing of the agreement between the rector of the UC3M, Juan Romo, and the Head of Business and Academic Development in Western Europe and North America of ACCA, Abdul Goffar, took place on the Getafe campus of the University. The act was also attended, by the UC3M, by the Vice Chancellor for Studies, Isabel Gutiérrez Calderón; the dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences, Rosa Rodríguez López; the vice-dean of Academic Planning and Infrastructures and the Degree in Finance and Accounting, Silvia Mayoral Blaya; the director of the Department of Economy of the Company, Juan Manuel García Lara, and the full professor of financial economics and accounting Beatriz García Osma. On behalf of ACCA has also assisted its Senior Business Development Manager in Western Europe, Enrique Monge.
The Association of Chartered
Public Accountants (ACCA) can be considered as the world reference organization
in the field of accounting. Founded in 1904, it currently has some 198,000
members and 490,000 students from 178 countries. In addition, it has a network
of a hundred offices and more than 7,200 employers around the world.