ATT or ACCA?

apreechapreech Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 43
Hello,

I am just waiting on my final exam result and then I will be AAT qualified and have been wondering what to do next.

Any thoughts, opinions or details of your experiences would be gratefully received

Than you in advance
Annie

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  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,069
    Congrats!

    Depends what you want to do with your qualification.

    If you want to be employed in anything other than tax, do ACCA.

    If you want to work for yourself in practice, do ATT.
  • jlb2474jlb2474 Just Joined Registered Posts: 4
    Well done.

    As mentioned before, it really does depend on which direction you would like to take your career.

    ACCA covers various aspects/areas of accountancy such as:
    Business & Corporate Law
    Financial accounting / reporting / management
    Cost accounting
    Management accounting / reporting / management
    Taxation
    audit

    My advice would be to look into all ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA and then decide which area/s of accountancy you would like to specialise in.

    ACCA - High Street accountants to the public are often members of the ACCA.
    CIMA - Focuses on accounting for business, and particularly management accounts, i.e. business forecasting and management of business.
    ICAEW - High Street accountants to the public are often members of the ICAEW.
    CIPFA - Tend to work for Government or public departments or in firms that specialise in supplying accounting services to Government and local authority organisations.

    Hope this helps instead of making your decision even harder.
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