Should i enroll myself in ACA?


#1

Hi there,

I need some help regarding ACA. I had previously studied MBA finance and MSc Finance and Business Management but i couldn’t find any luck with the job and kept on doing some odd work for meeting my everyday expenses. I graduated in 2012 and its been 3 years now that i am out of touch with studies and some studies related work. But recently i started to feel like that even with these degrees my life is going no where and i am stuck in middle of the sea. I thought that i should get some more professional and skill full education because with MBA one can only get into some clerical job which i don’t want. I wanted to enroll myself in ACA so i talked to a Kaplan Financial representative and he told me that i can enroll myself even without any work experience and after two and half years of study i will be offered article ship in some organization with help from Kaplan. I want to know that do i have the right information and motivation for this purpose? Or i am missing something? I am 28 years old now, Should i give it a go or not? Please help if anything relevant you can add or any can of help will be appreciated. Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks


#2

Hi there,

Your contact at Kaplan is right in that you can enroll yourself to do the ACA exams without any work experience. However, you cannot become ACA qualified without experience from a registered professional services/ accountancy firm. There is no way to get around this. So if the Kaplan representative is offering to help you secure a role within a recognised firm that can gain you experience, I would say go for it. But, you are just as well to apply for a full graduate scheme and do the ACA exams and gain your experience all at once!

I hope this helps! Good luck.