AAT to ACCA CA

AaronCurtinAATAaronCurtinAAT CornwallAAT Student Posts: 5
I am 17 and am currently working for the NHS and about to finish my AAT level 2 (in the next month)

I will then be moving straight on to level 3 as soon as I sit my last exam.

What is the best / most effiecient way to move into ACCA/ACA to qualify as Chartered Accountant.

And which is best? (ACCA/ACA/ICAEW)

Hope this makes sence and thank you in advance!

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  • NorvydasNorvydas DevonMAAT Posts: 201
    @AaronCurtinAAT

    Finish Level 3 & 4 and then move on to ACCA/CIMA/ACA. With completed Level 4 AAT you will get exemptions from first F3 papers in ACCA.

    I am myself just started studying ACCA after AAT, got my first exam booked in for 25th. Aiming to finish ACCA within 2-2.5 years.

    In regards of which is better, it completely depends what career path you want to take in the future. I work in the practice and in the future want to be fully self-employed, therefore ACCA was a better option for me.
    Kind Regards,

    Norvydas Valavicius.
    douglasstroud
  • davealucasdavealucas LondonMAAT Posts: 50
    @AaronCurtinAAT The above advice is good but do you intend to remain in the public sector?

    If so, CIPFA may also be an option for you.
  • AaronCurtinAATAaronCurtinAAT CornwallAAT Student Posts: 5
    Hi both,

    At the moment I am unsure as to wether I want to stay in the public sector, but I dont want to limit myself if I do choose to go into private.

    Are you going to professional level?

    Thanks for your help
  • davealucasdavealucas LondonMAAT Posts: 50
    @AaronCurtinAAT both @Norvydas and I have completed the professional level.
    Norvydas
  • AaronCurtinAATAaronCurtinAAT CornwallAAT Student Posts: 5
    Okay brilliant. I find it very confusing as the majority of my work moved into CIMA, so their is not really any guidance for me. Only two people I know of have done ACCA, and they did it before moving into our workplace.

    Thanks for your guidance.
  • AaronCurtinAATAaronCurtinAAT CornwallAAT Student Posts: 5
    Just another quick question, how many exams are their in total for ACCA?
  • NorvydasNorvydas DevonMAAT Posts: 201
    @AaronCurtinAAT

    13 exams in total, if you've completed AAT Level 4 you will have an exemption from first 3 exams.
    Kind Regards,

    Norvydas Valavicius.
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