Which qualification?

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As someone considering a career in accountancy, I am a little confused by the number of different qualifications and how much they are worth in career terms.

From what i can gather, the major distinction between an ACA and the rest of the qualifications is the serving of articles and having to get a degree before you can commence articles. I’d like some advice as to whether it is worth getting a degree and serving Articles before you are qualified or selecting another qualification and just compleing their modules without doing a degree.