The Certificate in Global Business Services is an online course and assessment, containing five modules which cover the fundamental skills needed to work successfully in a GBS organisation. This course is predominantly aimed at those employees who are new to the sector or those in more junior roles.

The course should take approximately 30 hours to complete, and must be completed within a six month period - the online assessment can be taken as many times as necessary within this duration.

About ACCA

Course Objectives

Benefits to you as an employer

  • Your employees will understand the fundamentals of working in a shared service, global business service or outsourcing environment.
  • They will gain insights into future industry trends; from big data to technology changes, integrated business services to social media updates.
  • Your team will develop the core finance and accounting skills necessary to work efficiently and improve business growth.
  • They will further improve internal practices throughout the organisation and have the knowledge to streamline processes globally.
  • You will be able to set your team up for success, providing globally recognised and respected qualifications, thus increasing employee satisfaction and commitment.

Benefits to your employees

  • With over 600,000 members and students in 181 countries, ACCA is the global body for accounting and finance professionals .
  • ACCA have long supported the GBS sector through extensive research and insight programmes; collaborating with employers, trade associations and government agencies promoting ACCA qualifications globally.
  • Consulting with over 50 major employers across the globe, ACCA have specifically designed the GBS qualifications to develop technical skills, industry knowledge, business acumen and analytical capabilities needed to add value across the entire business model.
  • Working though our network of 95 offices and centres with more than 7,110 Approved Employers we provide much needed support and networking opportunities worldwide.

Why ACCA’s GBS qualifications?

  • ACCA offers a progression route from the Certificate to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma. You can then go on to complete a global qualification.
  • ACCA is focused on our core strengths of Finance and Accounting, we are not diluting the content by focusing on multiple functions.
  • ACCA content has been developed based on significant employer engagement.
  • ACCA Research and Insight work is freely available and will be clearly signposted to all GBS qualification students.

Who is it For?

Certificate course is an introduction to Shared Services. Nationally qualified accountants/or any Graduates can now update their skills to meet the challenges in the Shared Services Industry. An educational or vocational background in Accounting or Business is recommended before starting the Certificate in Global Business Services.

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