How difficult is the ACA content?


#1

How difficult is the ACA content? I have read some who have said it is roughly as hard as A-levels but it is the sheer volume of it which can become a bit much.

My background is humanities and I graduated with a 2.1. As such, my maths isn’t anything amazing, what parts of maths should I be really comfortable with? Is it just %s and the basic operations?

I start my contract in 2 weeks and haven’t been given much information from my firm other than the timetable for the first 2 modules. I will attend 4 days of college for Accounting and 3 days (weekends) for Assurance.

How many hours of revision will I be expected to do after work when preparing for these examinations? I have been told I will be expected to sit the exam within one month of starting these modules.

Regards,


#2

hi wannabeanaca! I was wondering if this 4+3 day schedule is the same for PwC or E&Y? Do you know whether there is weekend training for those as well?


#3

No idea, it depends on your college provider and whether your firm put your through tuition…
Think there was talk of PwC making all knowledge papers self-study…

I’m going to a small company, outside the top 100.


#4

thanks a lot mate!


#5

Whats the small company because I need to apply everywhere :frowning: most of the top 50 rejected me lol


#6

It’s Bristow Burrell.
What are your A-levels, degree classication/subject/university?

Maybe I can help as I know of some vacancies :slight_smile: