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Articles or CFA ?
01-23-2005, 09:11 PM
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Articles or CFA ?
hello guys.. hmmm can u please guide me that after ACCA should one prefer articles in big 4 or go for job and then CFA. what are your personal views. Which way is more beneficial? thanks...
Secondly what are the training requirements for CFA ?

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01-24-2005, 01:14 AM
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Hello Muqtder let m tell you that ACCA and CFA are 2 opposite qualifications. By it i dont mean Study Wise but in a sense that after Completion of CFA u will rather Get Job On the Base of CFA or ACCA. Reading ur post once again it seems that u r already commited towards CFA. So my personal opinion is that u should opt for a job and CFA as doing articles from a Big 4 wont add much value to CFA,it will be strenuous and will proove to b frivolous indeed.
CFA, like most of the other qualifications, demands a three-year-work-experience n it can b obtained b4, during, or after completion of CFA exams but an upper limit is also imposed upon u in which u have to Get the relevant Work Expereince.

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01-24-2005, 03:52 AM
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thanks desert )
well what i aim is to do either CPA or CFA after ACCA. These days im more interested in CFA though.. would you please let me know that what are the specific requirements of CFA training. Does that have to be in some stock market or can it be a simple job after my ACCA...

I intend to take information about CPA , CFA both before i take a final step. ) thanks for ur prompt reply
expecting one more too )

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01-24-2005, 06:04 AM
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After ACCA the best choice for you would be CPA. Although both are chartered accountant qualifications but, some how CPA's are more demanding then any other chatered accountant certification,further more there course structure is almost same except some papers as USA follows the US GAAP and UK follows the IFRS.

The requirements of CPA/CMA/CFM/CFA are Four yrs bachelor degree or 16 yrs schooling and 2 yrs internship.



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01-24-2005, 07:11 AM
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thanks fahad
well as u did suggest me a way i would like to trouble u more D well please guide me on the training requirements of CPA if any. Should i opt for CPA after becoming a memeber or affiliate. Is is possible to be in pakistan and go for CPA??? thanks )

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01-25-2005, 04:26 AM
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AOA,
AICPA computerize there CPA exams from April 2004. Unlike the other USA certifications Eg CMA/CFM/CFA/CIA, CPA exams are not currently available in pakistan, but hopefully they will be in the next 2 or 3 yrs.
The requirements of CPA is same as in other certifications of USA.

Further you can get the complete details of CPA from these websites.

http//www.aicpa.org
http//www.cpa-exam.org
http//www.hocktraining.com
http//www.uscpasuccess.com

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