ACA or ACCA

Hi,

I am a CIMA qualified accountant in practice and I am looking to improve the marketing of my practice through joining either ACCA or ICAEW, I have fulfilled the criteria for both organisations and now I have to choose.

From members experiences, which one is best? I seem to hear a lot of horror stories about practice assurance with ICAEW, and ACCA is a globally recognised qualification.

I am not going to be doing audits and am targeting small to medium sized businesses.

From a marketing point of view, I currently think that the ICAEW is the better option because everybody has heard of 'Chartered Accountants', whereas Chartered Certified Accountant or Chartered Management Accountant take a bit more explaining.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

C.

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Oh Dear!

Anonymous |

Interested to know more

skylarking |

Swings and roundabouts come to mind

Albert Camus |
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I seem to hear a lot of horror stories about practice assurance

Anonymous |

ACA

stevie |
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Anonymous |

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Anonymous |

More information

Anonymous |

There's nothing wrong with CIMA

Anonymous |

Are you sure its that straightforward

chrisdxuk |

What's needed here...

Anonymous |

To OP - re your follow-up

Anonymous |

@ C

skylarking |

acca accountants dont need to bitch

dbowleracca |
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make it clear to your good clients that you are a chartered acco

Anonymous |

90%+ of the general public aren’t aware of the different account

Anonymous |