A career in accountancy & tax can be very rewarding. With roles at all possible levels of the corporate structure it’s a career that could literally take you anywhere but if you really want to climb the ladder and “supercharge” your progress then you will need suitable UK accounting qualifications to support your work experience. Knowing which accounting qualification is best can be a challenge.
In this article we are looking at 5 of the best UK accounting qualifications to hold if you want to stand out from the crowd.
Are UK Accounting Qualifications Essential?
1. Association Of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
2. Association Of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
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3. Association Of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
4. Institute Of Chartered Accountants In England & Wales (ICAEW/ACA)
The ACA qualification is an advanced level qualification which again is popular with graduates and experienced accountants. The ACA also offers certain exemptions to students who have previously completed the AAT qualification. The ACA qualification typically takes 3-4 years to complete and is considered by most to be similar to the ACCA qualification. Which qualification you end up studying for will often depend on the employers preference.
The ACA qualification covers subjects such as audit & assurance, financial accounting & reporting, business planning and tax compliance.
Some roles that an ACA qualified accountant might undertake include Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Financial Controller, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer.
According to totaljobs the average salary of an ACA qualified accountant ranges between £37.5k – £62.5k.