Get into Big 4 with ACCA

Do you aspire to get into the Big 4 of accounting? ACCA is the global ticket to catapult you into the future of accountancy and finance that you have always dreamt of. 

The ACCA standard

The ACCA qualification is designed in such a manner that it creates finance professionals with accounting knowledge, professional values, and skills. Every ACCA  professional is capable of building successful careers across sectors whether in accounting firms or in businesses. 

The ACCA Qualification adheres to the global accounting education standards set by the International Federation of Accounts (IFAC). ACCA is also much sought after as it provides end-to-end knowledge on IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). This is recognized worldwide and is the reason ACCA offers great scope and job opportunities not only in India but around the world.

Professional values, ethics and governance are skills that are considered mandatory in any qualification. The world is moving towards a space where the accounting profession is leaning on pillars of strengthened codes of conduct, regulation, and legislation with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting. These are emphasized at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification, thereby preparing the student to a bright future in the career of their choice. 

The ACCA advantage

Companies like DeloitteErnst & YoungKPMG and PwC are popularly referred to as the Big 4 in accounting. ACCA professionals can easily get placed in any of these companies. Other companies who hire ACCA professionals are MNCs including Tata Grant Thornton, Embassy Group, and PepsiCo.  Apart from this, Accenture, HSBC, and Shalimar Paints also look for accountants having ACCA certification.

  1. Global exposure: The career opportunities available for an ACCA qualified professional are across the world. Other than accountancy, an ACCA professional can gain entry into roles like management consultant, financial planner, etc. Australia, UK, Singapore, Dubai are some countries that regularly recruit ACCA professionals. 
  1. Equivalent of CA: In India, ACCA is considered equivalent to CA. It is a sought after option as the pass rates are higher than CA. 
  1. India opportunities: Over the last few years, ACCA job opportunities have been increasing exponentially in India. With more MNCs and the Big 4 companies looking for ACCA qualified professionals, there has been a steep rise in job opportunities. With the Indian economy on a path of growth and globalization, MNCs and larger international companies are looking at hiring professional accountants and financial experts in India. 
  1. Shape future of accountancy: Driving change in the accountancy sector by advising governments, organizations and regulations, the ACCA community is helping shape future of accountancy and business.

The ACCA network

With more than 180,000 members and around 490,000 students from over 170 countries, associated with ACCA, the networking opportunities are immense. Such a large network will open up endless opportunities not just at the entry stage of your career but throughout your life as you move up in your career. As the popularity of ACCA is increasing, there are more enrollments and job opportunities for the qualification.

Ending note

If getting into the Big 4 is one of your aspirations, ACCA is a good choice that will help you land the job of your dreams. Apart from the Big 4, there will be many opportunities across the world for you to choose from!

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