Although both ACCA and ICAN are accounting bodies, it is best not to think of comparing them in terms of ‘which is better‘ . I have previously answered a question on them here. ICAN is a national accounting body, while ACCA is global. In my opinion, and experience from working in Nigeria, I think ACCA has a slight edge over ICAN, but work experience does … Continue reading 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
The June exams are well and truly over now, a respite from the studying and stressing over exams and exam related material. Aside from the inevitable worry over exam results, the lull in-between exams is ideal for completing the Performance Objectives. The Performance Objectives are part of the PER which in addition to the exams are a requirement for the ACCA qualification. It is reasonably … Continue reading After Exams
Anyone can become a chartered accountant, regardless of your first degree. I personally know of two people who studied Microbiology, and Chemistry at university, and are now half-way through with their chartered accountancy qualification. Continue reading “Q & A – Is ACCA right for you?”
Before I can give a recommendation, I’d like you to note that it is ineffective to think of ICAN, and ACCA qualifications as being in some sort of competition. ICAN as the (foremost) National accounting body in Nigeria has its place, just has ICAEW, which is the equivalent of ICAN in the UK.