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- Created on Friday, 02 October 2009 19:16
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By Tonia Valis, Head of Education ACCA South Africa
For a rewarding career that includes the opportunity to travel, why not consider becoming a chartered certified accountant?
The global nature of the ACCA qualifications means that those looking to broaden their horizons can do so while learning and earning at the same time.
'International travel is definitely one of the perks of the job,' explains Tonia Valis ACCA’s Head of Education. The ACCA qualifications are highly valued around the world. It is wide-ranging, so you don't feel restricted. You aren't tied to one sector.
The demand for qualified finance professionals has never been higher, and their work more varied. And whatever your education or career history, you could join the profession today.
Every company needs someone to steer the finances. Make the right choice and you could work for an organisation that suits you. Any industry, any sector, anywhere. A career in finance will not put you in a box or limit your options.
Finance professionals add value in whatever roles they are employed, and are promoters of sound business practices, champions of sustainable business development and they also identify new opportunities that can lead to high-performing organisations.
The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification will provide you with a solid foundation in necessary technical skills and knowledge required to perform an accounting-support role. Should you be interested in a more senior role in accountancy – the CAT qualification is a platform for accelerated progression to the ACCA Qualification.
On completion of the ACCA qualification you will enjoy the professional status of being a chartered certified accountant and get to use the professional designation ACCA on your business card.
Q Nkala, a member of ACCA was successfully interviewed for a position with one of the top four banks in South Africa which he achieved because of his ACCA qualification. ‘I have over 14 years’ experience in the accounting profession having served articles with Ernst & Young Harare before joining the Johannesburg office in July 2007.
‘Having obtained my BCompt through the University of South Africa, I was inspired by a colleague living in London to complete my ACCA qualification,’ said Nkala.
‘Furthermore, ACCA membership allows me unlimited mobility throughout the world where ACCA is the accounting qualification of choice. To those pursuing the ACCA Qualification, I would unequivocally endorse it as a gateway to the business community and the global village we operate in. The qualification requires your commitment and perseverance. Begin your studies with your end goals in sight.’
Have you dreamed of holding the highest position in a company and ultimately becoming the Chief Executive Officer of that company? For more information on registering as an ACCA student please contact the ACCA office on:
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