Career Opportunities after ACCA

Career Opportunities after ACCA

Career Opportunities after ACCA
With businesses and industries becoming increasingly global and converging at a very fast rate, ACCA has emerged as one of the most desirable qualifications for anyone willing to build up a career in the business world of accounting, auditing and finance.

ACCA offers the globally recognized, updated and industry-relevant content making it a truly global degree. Thanks to its well-designed course that updates and gets revised almost every session to reflect the latest developments in accounting standard and includes the emerging topics and skills that actually matters in the workplace. For instance, trending concepts of sustainability accounting, data analytics and even Block chain have been included in the syllabus.

Moreover, ethics modules and three years compulsory Practical Experience Requirement (PER) for all students equips them with the required technical expertise, organizational skills and other ethical aspects that makes ACCA as one of the most sought-after degrees by the employers. The requirement for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the members adds up to the relevance and reputation of ACCA in the job market.

Here is the listing of some of the reputable job roles that offer impressive profiles and handsome salaries after ACCA;

  1. Audit and Assurance Services
    Their job role is to perform an independent, objective assessment of financial statements or compliance efforts. Many ACCAs are working in reputed audit firms in Nepal and even in BIG 4s around the world.
    Another area in audit is – Internal Auditor
    They add value and improve operations in the organization by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance. They also analyze reports, develop annual plans, identify loopholes, recommend risk aversion measures etc.
  2. Finance Manager
    Their responsibility is, but not limited to, monitoring the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions, tracking the company’s financial status and performance, researching market trends, identifying areas for potential improvement and producing financial reports.
  3. Tax consultant/Advisor
    They are experts in tax law, planning and compliance. Preparing tax returns, conducting research on tax laws, strategizing with clients to minimize tax liability, communicating with clients to explain tax issues preparing tax returns, estate planning, keeping clients compliant with their tax obligation etc. are the responsibilities as a tax consultant.
  4. Management accountant
    They aid managerial planning and commercial decision-making tasks by providing appropriate financial information and undertaking related accounts and administration. Preparing reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements, variance reports, forecasting budgets, supervising accounting technicians are some of their job responsibilities.
  5. Business Analyst
    Developing technical solutions to business problems, or to advance a company’s sales efforts by defining, analyzing and documenting the business requirements. They also perform variance analysis, prepare financial models, make forecasts and assist in pricing strategies.
  6. Finance planner
    They research and develop strategies on investment, risk management and tax planning. They also draft consolidated forecasts and budgets and analyze trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.
  7. Investment Banking
    Though not explored much by ACCAs, this is one of the most well-respected and highly paid domains in the field of banking. One can provide support in the treasury related accounting, balance sheet accounts which would include cash as well and check for the accuracy of capital market pricing. They can also support financial reporting around valuations and assist in the research of investment opportunities.
  8. Credit Control Manager
    Credit Manager has a vital role in the finance department to ensure that invoices are paid on time to assist the organization. They manage team of credit control officers, formulates credit policies for the company, prepare credit notes, negotiate terms with third party debt collection agencies, review and report on aged debtors, ensure creditworthiness etc.
  9. Risk Manager
    Their job is to ensure that the company secures its reputation and profitability by identifying and advising on various types of risks (business, financial and legal) and potential threats and create plans to prevent and mitigate these problems.
  10. Compliance/Governance officer
    A Compliance Manager ensures a company functions legally and ethically while meeting its business goals. They are responsible for developing compliance programs, reviewing company policies, and advising management on possible risks.
    Chief financial officer, Treasurer, Business Advisor -The list goes on and on. Apart from these lucrative career options to choose from, the other perk of ACCA is that it is well recognized and can help student land on these jobs in the renowned MNCs and in any part of the world.

Besides, those who wish to specialize on other areas of their interest, ACCA opens doors to many other qualifications like MBA and CFA and also provides with relevant skills and expertise to successfully start, operate and manage their own business.

Ujjwal Ghimire
Strategic Professional Level Student at Seed Financial Academy

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Scopes of ACCA after plus two

Have you Completed your plus two studies and wondering what should you study further? 

ACCA can be a better choice for you in your future endeavors. Choose ACCA as a career after plus two and get worldwide opportunities.

ACCA is the world’s leading and fastest-growing professional accountancy organization with over 200,000 plus members and 500,000 plus students across 181 countries. ACCA qualification has its presence in 181 countries throughout the world, which means that you can successfully build your career as a Chartered Certified Accountant after completing ACCA.

 The ACCA qualification helps in developing successful careers in various industries like banking, auditing and consulting. ACCA qualified professionals may also think about careers in the field of taxation.

Why study ACCA?
There are various reasons to pursue ACCA as a qualification. Some of the top reasons are as follows:   

  1.  Global Recognition
      The ACCA qualification is recognized worldwide as a prestigious qualification that helps an ACCA student to move around the globe to pursue ACCA, sit the exams and also make way for ACCA members to work in any part of the world.
  2. Flexibility – anywhere, anytime, in your own time
    ACCA qualification is very flexible in terms of entry requirements, sitting exams and gaining Practical Experience Requirements which makes the qualification more interesting and enjoyable.
  3. International Accounting & Auditing Standards
    ACCA qualification is based on international standards that are accepted by most of the countries in the world and help students to be well equipped with the skills to work in those countries.
  4. Cost-effectiveness
    ACCA is one of the most cost-effective qualifications in comparison to others. Anyone can gain a qualification without much financial hardships.
  5. Partnerships with Employers
    ACCA has a network of more than 8,500 Approved Employers who are ready to offer high paid jobs to ACCA Members. 
  6. Practical Experience
    It is mandatory to have 3 years of practical experience in relevant industries to become ACCA members which help them become more demanding in corporate sectors and make themselves a more complete package.
  7. Professional Status
    ACCA members are respected worldwide by employers and trust the skills & professionalism which further increases the demand of an ACCA member.

How to be an ACCA?


To be an ACCA, you must go through the following phases:
1. Register with ACCA. (You may visit the official website of ACCA or visit an approved learning partner to know about the eligibility of ACCA registration)

  1. Pass 13 papers including Ethics and Professional Skills Module (EPSM)
  2. Complete 3 years of relevant work experience

Know More about The ACCA course and ACCA degree

  1. The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants”) is a global professional body issuing highly respected and valued international qualifications in business. It is recognized by the member states of the European Union and the United Nations.
  2. How to get the qualification? You have to pass a maximum of 13 exams in English and have relevant practical experience which you can gain in any business sector you are working in.
  3. You can take up to 4 exams for each session. Normally it takes 3 or 4 years to qualify
  4. ACCA professional qualification covers all areas of business, from financial statements, management accounting, business taxation & law to audit and also business ethics!
  5. Many multinational and local firms seek or require their employees to study for this prestigious qualification.

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Career after ACCA/Scopes of ACCA course

    • Finance manager
    • Finance analyst
    • Forensic accountant
    • Management accountant
    • Internal Auditor
    • Management Consultant
    • Tax consultant
    • Audit and assurance officer
    • Finance officer
    • Project manager
    • Financial planner

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How did I end up choosing ACCA as a Career?

Ujjwal Ghimire, Student of Seed Financial academy shares his experience how did he end up choosing ACCA as a career and how he find during his study.

I was an academically bright student from my childhood. At least that’s what everybody told me. I passed school with good grades, joined science, Biology. I believe with the completion of the high school lies the major turning point of student life and a very confusing moment for choosing the right career.

As a child, I was unsure about my future career with changing aims for the future. It was in grade 8 when I first got introduced to an accounting subject. It was completely new for me and boring at first sight and also for the whole of class 8. For a moment, I regretted choosing Accounting over computer science. These trial balances and memorizing definitions of banks didn’t make sense to me at all. Thanks to my second account teacher who changed my perspective towards accounting in class 9. Balancing numbers, classifying items suddenly became a fun thing to do and involved thinking. He made us grasp the concepts and basics of accounting, where I began to find myself interested.

It really amazed me when teacher talked about how thousands of people are the owners of the bank and not a single person, how a paper money can buy me a valuable gold, how big companies manage their capital, assets and how accounting is the backbone of any organization, how outstanding expense and accrued income were just different than simple other expenses and incomes. Well, I loved doing it, learning it. After SLC, I read some of the bestsellers like ‘Think and grow rich’, ‘Rick Dad, Poor Dad, Warren Buffet’s biography, etc. This inspired me to understand more about the business world.

However, I still wasn’t sure, if accounting was what I will choose as my ultimate career and didn’t choose a management stream in 10+2. The +2 science was all exciting nevertheless, but my core interest lied in accounting, business and numbers.

During my desk research and college visits for my career after +2, I discovered an enticing professional qualification ACCA. I was positively driven by its wide and real-world syllabus firstly and its global recognition. It seemed to cover almost all aspects of the corporate world and beyond. The course of 13 subjects (papers) is so precisely designed into fundamentals, skills, professional and experience part. ACCA takes us step by step to develop our mindset and prepare us mentally and skillfully for the real-world scenarios.

Let’s not even get started with its flexibility. After fundamentals, any paper can be given without any particular order and four exam sittings in a year. They are constantly challenging other local accounting qualifications whose exam structures make them unnecessarily complicated. You study the paper you want and sit for the exam you think you are prepared for in the time you want. ACCA is concerned about our feasibility and wants the best from us. It publishes useful articles and reports for students about exams, updates timely, and has a dedicated online platform to help students all at an affordable cost.

So, my ACCA journey. I joined one of the established colleges for ACCA in Nepal. First three papers fundamentals were quite easy. But that took quite longer than it should have as I over-utilized its flexibility. After fundamentals and a couple of skill papers, I joined SEED financial academy.

With my experience what I can say is ACCA has never been so much fun and understandable before joining SEED. SEED’s teachers seem to have some secret recipe for us ACCA students that makes us enjoy the complex subject matter along with the very high probability of our success.

ACCA is a walking contradiction, it’s hard but easy.

It should be provided with our time and dedication as it deserves. The success of any Skills paper’s exam has been dependent on my grasping of concepts and being comfortable to apply in real-world scenarios. And absolutely no colleges in Nepal know this better than SEED. The wisest decision in ACCA journey was to be part of this amazing team.

ACCA is full of highs and lows. One needs to stay positive in life, no matter what. It feels that sometimes our hard work isn’t paying us but we shouldn’t forget the failures are preparing us for the real world and unleashing our potential we are unaware of ourselves. Life is not always a bed of roses. If it’s worth doing it will be hard, if it’s not hard, then it’s probably not worth doing.

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Yes, of course, there are exceptions, but the overwhelming rule I have come to learn is that all things that are important and good, are hard to achieve.

They just are, which is why so few do them, the hard things. Why so few risks, stick their necks out and struggle to make a difference?

The journey is mid-way and a lot to go on.

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  Ujjwal Ghimire

                                                                                                                      Student at Seed Financial Academy