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Following my MSc in Financial Management qualification in 2012, I have been in constant search for a real career for couple of years with my Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa. Today after 2 years, I have the chance to re-assess my position and discover the reasons for not being able to match what I really want as career, and this goes without saying that I must acquire professional competency, skills and knowledge that contemporary employers look for, not just an academic degree.
While aiming for a professional qualification that complement my past and present academic attainments and at the same time meets future employers’ expectations, I have reviewed several qualifications – I have finally made decision to study the ACCA qualification, the largest global body for professional accountants.
The ACCA have over 100 years of proven reputation for quality and excellence. The qualifications are developed in consultation with employers so that members achieve skills and knowledge to be work ready. The qualifications focus on professional ethics and highest quality assurance – these employers the reliance and confidence in selecting because they know that they would get the gem of quality and ethical professionals at its best. In fact, in over 170 countries there are at least 8400 ACCA approved employers who could be my potential openers. Besides other government and non-government organisations including industry and commerce are always in hunt for ACCA qualifiers for their business, management, finance, audit, tax, marketing, accounting positions of responsibility. Therefore, the study would be highly rewarding and beneficial for me in aspects of personal, professional and career developments.
My earlier qualifications, Bachelor Degree in Management and MSc in Financial development have provided me the academic knowledge to some extent for sure – in particular, the knowledge modules in ACCA’s fundamental levels mutually exclude my attainments. As a result, I have obtained exemption awards by ACCA for the first 3 papers for the avoidance of duplication of efforts. While these exemptions have made me happy, I feel happier to see the learning prospects from the Skills and Professional modules of the ACCA study.
Corporate and Business Law, Performance Management, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance, Financial Management – comprehensively cover intellectual and technical areas of core accountancy and finance skills required by business and organisations. The essential papers at Professional Level explore advanced professional skills, techniques and values that are required to act as an expert accountant in an advisory or consultancy role at senior level. The option papers give the choice and flexibility to choose from financial management, performance management, taxation, audit and assurance at advanced level in accordance with career choice and learning needs.
The competences developed through the syllabus of these papers are key attributes global employers seek from an employee, the knowledge disseminated in the teaching are aligned and updated in line with the International Accounting Standards, and adjusted and catered for local business and organisations as precisely as required. Therefore, the qualification would put me in driving seat of my future career and allow me to steer them for my advantages.
Elements of knowledge from my most recent study of MSc Financial Management including management accounting, financial management, international capital markets, international corporate finance, financial trading techniques, project finance would most certainly complement the professional level modules due to the similarities of learning zones and achievement targets. Obviously, it goes without saying that I would be equipped with advanced level knowledge and skills with professional discourses and ethical acumen from the Study of ACCA Papers – I would gain significant progressions academically, personally and professionally.
BPP University is the Best Professional Provider of tuition on ACCA course – here at BPP, professional transform professionals with transferable skills. Comparing the low pass rates of ACCA, BPP consistently exceed ACCA’s Platinum targets. The university is the only ACCA Platinum approved provider for content and learning media. The 3 steps proven model, learn-practice-rehearse along with the study tips and exam supports are second to none.
The university also help with career and skills developments so that students are able to enhance their employability and gain competitive edge over others. There cannot be a second choice for the study not only in the UK, but in the whole world – I will definitely not look for any other provider for the study of ACCA.