What to get: ACA, ACCA or Msc?

ICAEW
ACCA
#1

Hi there,

I would like to change my career path and I want to become a chartered accountant.
My previous degree (Bachelor’s) is in English and German.
I was wondering what should I study to get a job in the UK. I’ve heard there’s a demand in accountants speaking Russian :wink:
Now I was thinking about getting a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance (a conversion course) from a UK university, but maybe I need to study directly with the ICAEW and get ACA qualified through the courses?
Please, some advice?

#2

Don’t waste your time on the conversion course. Your degree is find, so long as you got a 2.1 or above. Apply for an ACA training contract at the top 20 accounting firms, that’s all you need to do.