Most USA employers won't know what ACCA is and fewer are likely to care. So you should plan to become a US CPA if serious about a career in the USA. You have to become a CPA through one of the state boards. There is no national CPA designation. Usually the requirements are: - Education (each board is different) - Residence (some boards demand it, others not) - Examination (CPA Exam, same everywhere) - Work experience (every board has different requirements).