ACCA in USA = worth anything?


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rustillin2it?

i am from the uk and nearly finished acca professional qualifications.
just wondering how this qualification is viewed from the US and if US
firms would recruit someone with acca rather than the USA equivalent.
is this qualification a bit worthless over there?
 
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Wayne Brasch

rustillin2it? said:
i am from the uk and nearly finished acca professional qualifications.
just wondering how this qualification is viewed from the US and if US
firms would recruit someone with acca rather than the USA equivalent.
is this qualification a bit worthless over there?
What does ACCA mean? We may be able to help knowing that.

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation
 
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S.M. Serba

ACCA is a UK accounting designation, Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants. This individual has accreditation in the United Kingdom as an
accountant, CA or CPA equivalent.
 
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rustillin2it?

Wayne Brasch said:
What does ACCA mean? We may be able to help knowing that.

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation

ACCA stands for Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and is
the largest global accountancy body (i think, or so they say). See
www.accaglobal.com for more info. Not too good then if no one has
heard of it over there!
 
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Bob

rustillin2it? said:
i am from the uk and nearly finished acca professional qualifications.
just wondering how this qualification is viewed from the US and if US
firms would recruit someone with acca rather than the USA equivalent.
is this qualification a bit worthless over there?
maybe not worthless but relatively unknown -- what is "acca" ?
 
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Merlin Wong

I am taken ACCA examination in Hong Kong. I think the accounting system in
UK may better than US. You can see the Enron Case. It may not happen if
under UK Accounting System.
 
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Wayne Brasch

Merlin Wong said:
I am taken ACCA examination in Hong Kong. I think the accounting system in
UK may better than US. You can see the Enron Case. It may not happen if
under UK Accounting System.
Accounting is no good in any country, no matter which one, when the auditors
don't pay attention to what they are doing! So much of the time, all the
firm is looking at is the profit they will make from the audit. They don't
properly train nor supervise the staff members working on the audit. All of
this accounts for such cases as Enron and Worldcom, etc.

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation
 

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