Joining an accredited Accounting Body

South Africa Discussion in 'Career and Jobs' started by JasonBWilson, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:48 PM.

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    JasonBWilson

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    Hi, I have just completed a Masters in International Accounting and Finance through the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. I am 50 years of age with a load of experience in the accounting and finance field. I have been trying to register with CIMA, ACCA etc to gain a acceptable recognition of my ability but all of these associations are requesting that I study for an additional 1-3 years in order to become a member. Is there any accounting body that I could register with who would accept this degree, and experience without me having to study further?. I was under the impression that a masters in accounting and finance would go some way in guaranteeing some memberships. Thank you
     
    JasonBWilson, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    Most associations have their own training and accreditation program. Some are willing to accept certain programs in lieu of their own, however, many have this has a primary revenue source. So, in my research (in Canada) everyone requires additional study, regardless of prior education or experience.
     
    Steve-LevelUp, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    Thanks for responding Steve, I am now beginning to understand how this all works.
     
    JasonBWilson, Jul 12, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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