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Afterschool Counsellors

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Answered 1 year ago

Hello Nia,

There are 2 ways to be a Chartered Certified Accountant under the ACCA. One is to start with the CAT right after SPM and then go on to ACCA which will take a total of 3 years excluding the additional years of working experience in order to become an ACCA member. The other route is to take a pre-university qualification and finish with an accounting degree before taking on the ACCA exams which will take approximately 5 years excluding the additional years as well.

As you have already completed your Diploma in Accounting, it is best that you stick to the route of finishing up your Degree in Accounting before going on to ACCA. This is because once you have a degree in Accounting, you will be able to exempt yourself from up to 9 papers at the ACCA Fundamentals Level out of the total 14 papers. Besides that, a degree in Accounting will also equip you with broader skills outside the field of accounting, such as Economics and Investments. A pure ACCA candidate will miss out on these knowledge and skills.

We hope that this clarifies your dilemma and worries. We wish you all the best!

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi again Nusrah,

1) Both STPM and Foundation can lead you to do those three courses. You just need to study the right subjects in order to meet the minimum requirements to apply for a degree in those fields, which is mainly Mathematics.

2) STPM is a public pre-u programme. It takes 1.5 years to complete but to enrol in a public university, you'll need to wait another 1/2 year for the next intake. This adds up to 2 years before you can actually start your degree course. Whereas Foundation only takes one year and you can enrol for a degree straight away in the same institution. You will complete your studies faster than those who take STPM. We would advise you to take Foundation as it is a better choice. Curtin Sarawak is one of the institutions that offer a Foundation in Commerce and Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. If you're interested, you can apply for it here and we will help you in the application process: https://afterschool.my/curtin-university-malaysia/foundation-studies-commerce

3) ACCA, CAT and LCCI are professional qualifications. You do not need to complete a pre-u programme to enrol for it. You can go straight to CAT or LCCI and then ACCA.

Good luck!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Nia,

There are 2 ways to be a Chartered Certified Accountant under the ACCA. One is to start with the CAT right after SPM and then go on to ACCA which will take a total of 3 years excluding the additional years of working experience in order to become an ACCA member. The other route is to take a pre-university qualification and finish with an accounting degree before taking on the ACCA exams which will take approximately 5 years excluding the additional years as well.

As you have already completed your Diploma in Accounting, it is best that you stick to the route of finishing up your Degree in Accounting before going on to ACCA. This is because once you have a degree in Accounting, you will be able to exempt yourself from up to 9 papers at the ACCA Fundamentals Level out of the total 14 papers. Besides that, a degree in Accounting will also equip you with broader skills outside the field of accounting, such as Economics and Investments. A pure ACCA candidate will miss out on these knowledge and skills.

We hope that this clarifies your dilemma and worries. We wish you all the best!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi again Nusrah,

1) Both STPM and Foundation can lead you to do those three courses. You just need to study the right subjects in order to meet the minimum requirements to apply for a degree in those fields, which is mainly Mathematics.

2) STPM is a public pre-u programme. It takes 1.5 years to complete but to enrol in a public university, you'll need to wait another 1/2 year for the next intake. This adds up to 2 years before you can actually start your degree course. Whereas Foundation only takes one year and you can enrol for a degree straight away in the same institution. You will complete your studies faster than those who take STPM. We would advise you to take Foundation as it is a better choice. Curtin Sarawak is one of the institutions that offer a Foundation in Commerce and Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. If you're interested, you can apply for it here and we will help you in the application process: https://afterschool.my/curtin-university-malaysia/foundation-studies-commerce

3) ACCA, CAT and LCCI are professional qualifications. You do not need to complete a pre-u programme to enrol for it. You can go straight to CAT or LCCI and then ACCA.

Good luck!

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