Get ahead with the ICAEW ACA qualification

ICAEW ACA Overview

Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) is an internationally recognized premium business and finance qualification awarded by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). ACAs are recognized as highly qualified business and finance professionals and are in great demand locally and globally.

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Zafar Rizvi, FCA


Director of DSR’s ICAEW ACA Program

Zafar Rizvi is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant from a big-4 firm in the UK, with extensive experience in senior financial leadership roles.

Received an award for ‘Chartered Accountant of the Year’
at the ICAEW Middle East Accountancy and Finance excellence Awards 2015

ACA Structure


Who should take ACA courses?


Anyone committed to attaining the premier designation in business and finance should take our courses!

The ACA is open to any employee working for an ICAEW accredited organization in the Gulf. If you are not sure if your company qualifies please contact the ICAEW Middle East office. In order to qualify as an ACA you need 450 days of technical work experience under a training agreement in an accredited organization

Taking the Exams


CFAB/Certificate level exams are computer based and can be taken at your convenience in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We estimate that it takes approximately one year to complete the Certificate level of the ACA. Note that if you have studied finance, accounting or banking previously or hold another professional designation you may place out of certain modules. Please see the ICAEW website to see if you qualify for an exemption.

Professional and Advanced level exams are now computer-based and are administered at a testing site in Dubai. Professional level exams are offered in March, June, September, and December, and Advanced level exams are offered in July and November.

Our students and corporate clients are very satisfied, and we are sure you will be too!

Ready to take the next step to upskill?

Download the brochure for detailed information about the ACA programme.

For more details on ACA courses contact

Durdana Rizvi
+ 971 55 498 4696