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Cloud consultant


What is a cloud consultant and what do they do?

This role supports the transition from legacy on-premises data management solutions and ERP systems to secure cloud-based solutions (including hybrid cloud combining on-premises, private and public cloud). For SMPs it’s a key value driver that improves the ability to operate and secure document access remotely, and benefit from the flexibly scalable nature of cloud.

To do the role, the cloud consultant will have experience of different applications: cloud accounting (eg Xero, QuickBooks Online); invoice automation (eg Receipt Bank, AutoEntry, Hubdoc); and reporting (eg Spotlight, Futrli, Fathom), cash flow (eg Float, Fluidly).


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

units 10

Online course

Certificate in Global Business Services (GBS)

Employers are passionate about building a high-performance, smooth-running business and aspire to exceed the expectations of existing clients and win new ones. To find your place in this fast-changing business world, you need to be at the top of your game.

This course is designed to enable you to master the basic concepts and skills you need to play a successful role in shared service or GBS teams. 

This is the perfect qualification for individuals in roles like travel and expenses analyst, accounts payable analyst, accounts receivable analyst, general ledger analyst and other financial positions on a similar level.

The Certificate in Global Business Services consists of five modules covering over 10 hours of expert online tuition and provides finance staff with the skills and confidence to face the future of business.

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units 50

Online course

Certificate in FinTech for finance and business leaders

This course provides a practical insight into the range of FinTech technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process and intelligent automation that integrate to transform finance operations and business models in successful organisations.

Digital finance knowledge and skills are essential components of the technology transformation as business becomes increasingly customer focused. And having the skills to understand how these technologies are deployed and integrated into a customer centric business strategy is essential.

The Certificate in FinTech for Finance will allow finance teams to gain the skills and knowledge to enable them to confidently lead on FinTech in their organisations. 

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How does the ACCA Qualification support this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.