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Intermediate Students- How Does ACCA Help You Tick Off Items On Your Career Bucket List?

Intermediate Students- How Does ACCA Help You Tick Off Items On Your Career Bucket List?


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Intermediate Students- How oes ACCA Help You Tick Off Items On Your Career Bucket List? It’s true that many of us have written a bucket list of things we want to achieve in our lives, from jumping out of an aeroplane to seeing the Seven Wonders of the World to writing a novel.

But a career bucket list?

This is a great way to get down on paper your core ambitions, the big-ticket goals you have for your career. And each goal you achieve will improve your CV too.

So, while this isn’t a definitive list – yours could be very different – here are some ideas to help you think about YOUR career bucket list and how the ACCA qualification can help you achieve what you aspire for:

Work in another country

Working overseas can be deeply rewarding on both a professional and personal level. And fortunately for ACCA students and members, the world is your oyster, because the qualification is globally recognised!

Learn a language

If you work in a different country, you may well end up learning a new language as part of your job. Learning a language not only opens doors to richer cultural experiences, but new opportunities in other countries too. Learning Mandarin, for example, is highly valued given the size and gradual openness of the Chinese market. With the CPEC developments here in Pakistan, this could give you a serious edge in terms of employment.

Be an entrepreneur

This is becoming a very popular and rewarding career path. With all the potential for new technology to disrupt every sector and every part of daily life, if you have an idea and some business acumen you can quickly become a successful entrepreneur.The financial knowledge and skills you pick up in your accountancy study can be a great springboard for starting your own business. 

Master a new skill

Studying ACCA is mastering a new set of skills – technical and professional. But being an accountant means you never truly stop learning. Given the levels of responsibility that accountants handle, including the financial stewardship of companies, you’re obligated to maintain a high level of continuous professional development (CPD). And more than this, you should also seek to learn complementary skills that can help your career progress down interesting avenues, for example, project management, data analysis, forensic accounting, business partnering.

Or this could mean a completely ‘new skill’, a passion project away from work, like furniture design, horse-riding, knitting, diving… it’s your life, you decide.

A good work-life balance

This may not seem like a ‘bucket list’ candidate, but considering how difficult some people find striking the right balance, it’s worthy of something to aspire too. After all, a good balance often means being more productive, working better, while also maintaining an all-important full family and social life.

Make your parents and family proud

Become an ACCA member, be happy in your work, achieve even a few goals on this list and there’s no doubt your family will be proud.

An inspirational leader

This is not an easy one, but it is so valuable. ACCA’s news module Strategic Business Leader is designed to progressively broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills and professional values demonstrated by the student on their way through the qualification.You will likely progress in your career to managing teams of various sizes and if you can maintain a happy, productive team, then you’ll be inspiring and teaching the next generation of professionals just by doing your job.

So what are you waiting for – it is time to begin your ACCA journey!

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ACCA Foundation Diploma – A Fast track Route to a Career in Finance for Matriculation and Intermediate Students

ACCA Foundation Diploma – A Fast track Route to a Career in Finance for Matriculation and Intermediate Students


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ACCA Foundation Diploma – A Fast track route to a career in finance for Matriculation and Intermediate students. You’ve completed your exams, well done! There’s a lot to think about and consider regarding your future qualifications. The key is to find a fulfilling career; something that you feel enthusiastic about and which also gives you financial rewards.

Why should I choose a career in professional accountancy?

A career in professional accountancy is a great choice and can offer you excellent career prospects. You could work your way right to the very top of an organisation with the right professional accountancy qualification.

It offers unique opportunities to excel in a variety of roles including strategy formulation, governance, risk management, IT and data sciences, start-ups, venture capital markets, investment banking, treasury and many more areas. However those wishing to undertake the role of a CFO in the future need to develop competencies in finance and accounting, audit and assurance and taxation which form the core component of a professional accountancy qualification.

In today’s world with ever evolving business models, a deep understanding of finance and governance matters is an inevitable requirement for any CEO or board member. And because finance plays a central function in any business, a professional accountancy qualification coupled with a deep understanding of financial matters can offer you prestige and a rewarding career.

Why would it interest me?

Any organisation you can think of relies on the skills of qualified finance professionals. This means that, with the right accountancy qualifications, you could build a career in whichever sector that interests you. No matter what your passions are, choosing accountancy means you can follow your dreams. This is because finance professionals work in every industry. So wherever you want to work, choosing accounting and finance means you’ll be in demand with employers everywhere.

There’s no limit to where the qualification could take you. It’s also very portable, so you can easily move between industries if you find one area isn’t right for you.

Think about ACCA

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. It has been around for a long time– over 112 years with presence in 178 countries around the world. It means people in business know about ACCA for all the right reasons. ACCA has a proven reputation for quality and excellence. ACCA has more than 198,000 fully qualified members, 486,000 students and over 10,000 practicing firms worldwide. They’re among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector you can imagine.

Organisations know and trust the ACCA designation. ACCA is out there every day, connecting with businesses large and small, governments, educational establishments and opinion formers. ACCAis on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements, helping to shape them.Because of all this, ACCA is able to create the innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs.

Getting Started with ACCA Foundation Diploma: Matric / Intermediate / O-Level

ACCA Foundation Diploma is the ideal starting point for students who have completed their Matriculation, Intermediate or O- Level examination and whose ultimate goal is the ACCA Qualification. Matric and O-Level students can undertake three additional exams from the local board and earn an Intermediate equivalence.

Four great reasons to choose the Foundation Diploma

  1. Faster route to the ACCA Qualification

If your ultimate goal is the ACCA Qualification, then starting with the ACCA’s Foundation Diploma will give you the essential knowledge to help you pass your ACCA exams. You will be automatically transferred onto the ACCA Qualification, free of charge, and given exemptions from the first three exams after you complete the ACCA’s Foundation Diploma.

  1. Rewarding Career

ACCA’s Foundation Diploma will be your first step to becoming a professional accountant. This will increase your chances of getting a better job and a salary to match; this is because your skills will always be in demand even in the toughest of times. Qualifications awarded by ACCA are recognised, respected and in demand by all sorts of employers around the world.

  1. Affordable

With computer-based exams available all year, you can complete the ACCA Foundation Diploma at your own pace. You pay for exam fees and tuition fee at each level as you go along, so there are no big upfront costs. For Matric and O-Level students the average time to complete is around eighteen months including three additional local exams, whereas an average student coming from the Intermediate background can complete ACCA Foundation Diploma in around twelve months and proceed to the ACCA qualification. The average cost of ACCA’s Foundation Diploma is comparable to completing Intermediate from a local institute in Pakistan.

  1. Achievable

Completing ACCA requires focused study, hard work and dedication and ACC Aand its Approved Learning Partners are always available to support students throughout the journey in passing exams. Historically, the ACCA Foundations Diploma students from Pakistan have been global high achievers.

What happens after you finish the Foundation Diploma and what kind of work can you do with this qualification?

After finishing your Foundation Diploma you will automatically be transferred onto the ACCA Qualification and can begin your journey towards ACCA membership. To become an ACCA, a studenthas to complete 13 exams, an online module on Ethics and Professional Skills and 36 months of practical training in a relevant role with an employer in any sector. Such trainings are supervised by qualified accountants and helps students achieve defined competency ranging from basic conduct and leadership traits to practical experience dealing with complex assurance, financial reporting, taxation, advisory, general management and other related matters. During such trainings ACCA students and workplace supervisors are fully supported by ACCA to achieve the best quality of training, so that once the students become ACCA members, they are work-ready and add value to the businesses.

As an ACCA qualified member, there is no limit in terms of opportunities. ACCA members are working across the globe in multiple roles including core finance, assurance and taxation to supply chain, commercial roles, strategy, civil services, CEO/CFO/Company secretaries of listed and public sector entities. In Pakistan the local statute provides ACCA members legal privilege to operate and work in various roles or sectors.

One of the benefits of being part of the world’s largest and fastest-growing accountancy body is the opportunity to network with many like-minded professionals.ACCA’s alumni network across the globe consisting of 198,000 members and offices worldwide supports ACCA members relocating to new countries so they feel they are supported in their career aspirations.

ACCA currently has more than 7,400 Approved Employers and 80 accountancy partnerships worldwide – and connects ACCA members with thousands of job vacancies through the ACCA Careers Job Board.

Six great benefits of the ACCA Qualification:

  • The professional level of the ACCA Qualification has been set at the same level as a Master’s degree by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
  • Be recognised by a vast network of employers, governmental bodies and professional accounting bodies across the world.
  • The ACCA qualification gives you an opportunity to achieve a BSc degree from a UK University. This degree is exclusively available to ACCA students and is awarded by Oxford Brookes University and is the same level as any other UK undergraduate degree programme.
  • You even have the opportunity of earning an MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London. This has been made possible through an innovative partnership between ACCA and the University of London; the MSc in Professional Accountancy is the only integrated master’s programme with an accountancy body at a professional level in the world.
  • ACCA qualification includes 36 months mandatory practical training in a relevant role with employers which makes a student work-ready.
  • Lifetime support is available for ACCA members globally so they feel they are supported in achieving their career goals.

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ACCA’s Integrated Master’s Programme With the University of London Changing Lives Across the Globe


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The first group of graduates to complete the University of London master’s route to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) membership are looking forward to future opportunities afforded through having two world-renowned qualifications.

Made possible through an innovative partnership between ACCA and the University of London, the MSc in Professional Accountancy is the only integrated master’s programme with an accountancy body at a professional level in the world.

Jane Towers-Clark, head of university education at ACCA, says:

‘The first group of graduates through our integrated masters with the University of London have provided very positive feedback about the self-study programme. Online learning has allowed us to give access to individuals globally the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to have successful careers in finance and accountancy. We are proud to have created this unique programme which allows learners to gain the ACCA Qualification and an MSc in Professional Accountancy at the same time at a fraction of the cost of traditional masters.’

Speaking about his experience of being the first to be awarded the integrated masters and ACCA Qualification, Muhammad Abrar Siddiqui, Faysal Bank Limited, Pakistan says:

‘Being able to complete a masters in a short period of time and the opportunity to study a range of thought provoking subjects is what attracted me to the MSc in Professional Accountancy. Completing the award has allowed me to broaden my knowledge of emerging and developing markets at the same time as giving me insight and direction on how to develop research skills. One of the key strengths of the programme is how greatly informative it is. It offers a great understanding of current accountancy issues. I have been able to improve my career prospects through learning how to become a better problem-solver and decision maker. I found the tutorials for the modules to be well planned and would recommend the courses to fellow students of accountancy.’