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Old 07-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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My friend said CPA Australia>ACCA, is it true?

He is working at Dow Chemical.
He said ACCA, he will not look into it since any Tom, Dick, Harry can do it without a degree. For him, CPA Australia is a better qualification since only the person who has a degree in Accountancy be able to take it.

True meh??
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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this feels very EDMW leh.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Clearly another stupid post. Tom, Dick & Harry may register but that does not mean that they will complete it. People who obtained ACCA definitely possess certain amount of capability which will filter away those Tom, Dick & Harry. The reason why ACCA allowed Tom, Dick & Harry to register, is to prove themself they are not Tom, Dick & Harry.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:52 AM   #4
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ACCA can also get CPA Australia what.... just that need to send in an assessment, do a few bridging courses before u can take up the CPA program... anyway, it is the same for ICAA too... your friend is an accountant yet there is such entry requirement, he also dunnoe?
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He is working at Dow Chemical.
He said ACCA, he will not look into it since any Tom, Dick, Harry can do it without a degree. For him, CPA Australia is a better qualification since only the person who has a degree in Accountancy be able to take it.

True meh??
Your friend obviously has no idea what is he talking about.

You ask an person who has a degree in Accountancy to take the ACCA professional exam and that person might not even pass ..... gee .....
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your friend is an accountant yet there is such entry requirement, he also dunnoe?
He is working at Dow Chemical.
LOL, maybe friend not accountant at Dow Chemical as he didn't say so.
Dow Chemical also hire ppl that cleans right?
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You ask an person who has a degree in Accountancy to take the ACCA professional exam and that person might not even pass ..... gee .....

Oh.. TS is in accounting still blur? or stirring something here?
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He is working at Dow Chemical.
He said ACCA, he will not look into it since any Tom, Dick, Harry can do it without a degree. For him, CPA Australia is a better qualification since only the person who has a degree in Accountancy be able to take it.

True meh??
stir ah stir. nice try though.
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Old 28-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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currently with ACCA, a must have for accountants.
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Old 28-11-2011, 01:19 PM   #10
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currently with ACCA, a must have for accountants.
Not really. A Local NUS / NTU / SMU grad can also be a CPA and even a CPA Australia (provided they take their professional examination) if they want.

ACCA is one of the route to be a chartered accountant, but NOT the only route.
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Old 17-12-2011, 12:22 AM   #11
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erm isn't cpa (regardless of countries) better than ACCA in terms of qualification.

CPA can only be obtained with at least 3 years of experience in accounting firm leh...

ACCA does not require working experience, more like a cert itself just by studying.
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Old 17-12-2011, 01:02 AM   #12
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I thought get ACCA then get CPA is a common route for those people
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Old 17-12-2011, 07:51 AM   #13
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erm isn't cpa (regardless of countries) better than ACCA in terms of qualification.

CPA can only be obtained with at least 3 years of experience in accounting firm leh...

ACCA does not require working experience, more like a cert itself just by studying.
Last I know, you study for ACCA and you get the certificate. That does not make you an ACCA, it just make you a person with an ACCA certificate. After working for 3 years in a relevant position with a mentor, and you pass, then you will be given the title of ACCA.

Therefore, unlike Accounting degree, you cannot put ACCA after your name until you have completed 3 years working experience, subjected to approval. That 3 years can be counted towards your CPA as well.

Ref : ACCA Practical Experience Requirement (PER), ACCA
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Old 17-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #14
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yes but most people after painstakingly managing to pass all 14 papers would claim they have ACCA regardless of whether they have 3 years of relevant experience.
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Old 17-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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yes but most people after painstakingly managing to pass all 14 papers would claim they have ACCA regardless of whether they have 3 years of relevant experience.
Therefore when these people cheat it makes everything right? It is like those NUS Accounting Graduate after painstaking getting a degree in accounting calling themselves CPA. Lying does not make it true
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