ACCA student questions

Readers’ Questions

Depending on what exemptions you get, you’ll be starting with the Fundamental Level papers. With a B.Sc in Economics from a Nigerian university, you may be entitled to exemptions from papers F1 to F3.  You can find out how many papers you’ll be exempted from here.  Remember though, even if you take exemptions, you will be expected to pay for the papers you  are exempted … Continue reading Readers’ Questions

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Readers’ Questions -No.20

I strongly believe anyone can do ACCA/ICAN, it just takes discipline and dedication. I know of a lady who did Microbiology for her B.Sc, and then went on to do ACCA. Career-wise, deciding on a profession in my opinion is a personal choice based on preferences, aspirations etc. Becoming an executive is part qualifications, and part ability. What I mean is – the qualifications get … Continue reading Readers’ Questions -No.20

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Me & My Money – Part 4

In the month of February, I didn’t make a single unnecessary purchase outside those agreed in Part 1 of this series. In a surprising turn of events, the very people who accused me of unnecessary spending, and those who I told about this experiment now claim I’m going overboard with  cutting down my expenses.  So far, in February, I’ve been told: “You are embarrassing me with … Continue reading Me & My Money – Part 4

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Ethics in Nigeria

Ethics is  differentiating between right and wrong behaviour personally and professionally.  As  accountants, there is the expectation that we act objectively, with integrity, and competently. Ethics is increasingly  a significant part of most professional accountancy exams, but there seems to be a disconnect between theory and application in Nigeria. Vanguard newspaper  reported the 10 year jail-term judgement on the Chairman and Managing director of Ontario Oil … Continue reading Ethics in Nigeria

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