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shaunjubbshaunjubb Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 25
someone told me that cima is for industry and aca is for practise , what are your thoughts on this?

i currently work in industry and maybe have an opportunity to start ACA


  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453

    Try this thread. It's recent and a discussion on ACCA or CIMA.
  • slackdaslackda Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 460
    ACA is different to ACCA:-
    Quoted form BPP Website:

    ACA stands for Associate Chartered Accountant. This leading business and finance qualification is highly regarded worldwide due to its quality and professionalism. On completion you can become a chartered accountant in industry or practice, giving professional advice and making high-level strategic decisions.

    How to achieve the ACA
    You must:

    Complete a training contract for a period lasting three to five years.
    Pass the Institute examinations.
    Fulfil work experience requirements.
    Benefits of becoming an ACA
    Ensures career opportunities.
    International recognition opens up the prospect of working abroad.
    Increased salary and benefits.
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales developed the ACA syllabus to meet the increasing needs of business. The ICAEW has high standards of professional conduct and competence and is the largest professional accountancy body in Europe, with over 128,000 members.

    Members of the Institute are entitled to the description of Chartered Accountant and to use the letters ACA or FCA (Fellow Chartered Accountant), depending on their experience and length of membership.
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453
    Oh doh! I apologize, I was a bit too quick with posting, without reading the ACA instead of ACCA...
    Probably because I have been searching so deep into ACCA or CIMA lately!

    Anyways, this one might help as well:


    I got the link from a friend a while ago and it's not very informative, but has a quick overview of all the different ones!
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034
    ACA training is good
    Many company FDs and MDs have ACA (ICAEW or ICAS in the UK)

    It will prepare you well
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