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How to become a certified accountant

Accountants are fundamental within the financial world. Without them, the entire sector would fall into disarray with no one to manage finances and taxation issues for large organisations. This reliability on accountants worldwide has boosted the compensation packages and opportunities in the field. Hence, accountancy careers have always been desirable, especially for those who want to establish a successful career. Although there are plenty of ways to pursue an accountancy career, obtaining professional degrees and certifications can make your journey easier. There is no step-by-step guide to become a certified accountant — different people take different paths according to their academic background and professional aspirations. Read this article to learn more about the career prospects of becoming an accountant and the procedures and requirements necessary to acquire the relevant certifications.

Is the ACCA qualification difficult?

The world-renowned ACCA qualification is hugely popular amongst students aspiring to a global career in accounting. As a professional accounting body with 219,000 members and 527,000 students in 178 countries, ACCA is not only well known but highly respected. As a student preparing to study for the ACCA papers, you may have a few questions in mind. Though, the most prevalent and commonly asked question is exactly how tough are the exams and what is the ACCA pass rate. While there is no straightforward way to answer if the ACCA exam is tough or not, studying for the 13 exams requires a lot of time and dedication. It’s best to get an early start and take your preparations seriously if you want to pass the exams. Here is a quick guide on how to study ACCA and gain the desired result.

Should I Take the ACCA, CPA or the Singapore CA Qualification?

Accounting has become a popular profession within the financial sector due to its excellent career prospects and chances of career progression. There are numerous courses and professional qualifications within the field such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which cater to different purposes and academic backgrounds.

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