Accounting carrer advice needed

waterlily

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Hi all! I'm a newbie there and I have a serious question about career in accounting.
I'm starting ACCA courses at lsbf as I was told that such courses give good prospects.
Can you please tell me about the real prospects after such courses. Any help will be highly appreciated. :)
 

scose-no-doubt

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Stranger things have happened :) Probably better of doing Level 2 CFA to be taken seriously in your shoes though. Loads of people do IMC and CFA 1 but they usually have an MSc as well or so I'm told by applicants.
 

waterlily

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:whistling Well, this is interesting to consider.
 

Monlight

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Did any one of you read Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities all editions? i am thinking to buy that books, is it worth of reading?
 

pboyles

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Hi all! I'm a newbie there and I have a serious question about career in accounting.
I'm starting ACCA courses at lsbf as I was told that such courses give good prospects.
Can you please tell me about the real prospects after such courses. Any help will be highly appreciated. :)

Have you done any background checks on this institution? I see their Birmingham 'campus' operates from the same address as a dodgy recruitment company.
 

neil

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Hi all! I'm a newbie there and I have a serious question about career in accounting.
I'm starting ACCA courses at lsbf as I was told that such courses give good prospects.
Can you please tell me about the real prospects after such courses. Any help will be highly appreciated. :)

Try the professional associations of these bodies. Talk to specialised recruitment firms. Ring company HR depts and ask them about the realities of the career you are contemplating......etc
 

scose-no-doubt

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Have you done any background checks on this institution? I see their Birmingham 'campus' operates from the same address as a dodgy recruitment company.

LSBF is legit,I've used them before. They rent out masses of space in office blocks and so share with all kinds of businesses.
 

Jack o'Clubs

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Stranger things have happened :) Probably better of doing Level 2 CFA to be taken seriously in your shoes though. Loads of people do IMC and CFA 1 but they usually have an MSc as well or so I'm told by applicants.

Can't agree with that I'm afraid. Assuming the OP wants a career in accounting and not front office financial services then way better to get an actual accounting qualification. Ultimately that doesn't bar you from the front office anyway if you end up in that direction (stranger things have happened...!).

Neil's advice at 7.45 yesterday is spot on. Given the time and money involved, well worth contacting the people he lists. Personally I would go for ACA or CIMA over ACCA but that comes down to personal situations / preferences, although no doubt that ACA is the more prestigious qualification (although in the old days you needed a training contract to study it, not sure if that's still the case).
 
 
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