I’ve managed to get onto a grad scheme which others both the ACA (out of practice) and CIMA qualification. Originally i’ve been leaning towards CIMA as i prefer it but I do recognise how difficult it is to get onto an ACA graduate scheme and thus feel as though it would be as “wasted” opportunity. I’m 90% I want to work my way up the corporate industry ladder and focus on management accounts but I would like to keep my options fairly open (perhaps maybe auditing/asset management).
My question is which qualification would you recommend?
Also as i’d be getting the ACA qualification outside of the traditional audit practice environment, how respected would it be and how easy would it be to move into auditing?