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TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 12:54 AM, updated 2d ago

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Hi! I'm a software engineering student who currently just started in their first semester in a public uni. I think it's okay even if I had no experience in programming or whatsoever. However, I was thinking of taking ACCA after my SE degree because I still preferred studying for Accountancy and I really really want to pursue a career in accounting in the future. It has been a dream of mine to pursue a career in accounting. I also thought and was told that considering I'm a SE student now, I might have higher chance of getting employed if I were to also go for ACCA. Can someone help me with the pathway? I'm still uncertain about my pathway to ACCA. Also, should I work before taking ACCA to gain experience? Would really appreciate it if anyone can help me 🙏🏼
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post Oct 17 2020, 01:02 AM

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Apply for a faculty transfer. don't waste your time continuing on software engineering
Blofeld
post Oct 17 2020, 03:17 AM

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i have you answered you before

Finished your SE

then study ACCA while working in the Big Four

or if you have the time and money, you can do ACCA full time before starting working.

Trust me, you will find success as now Big Four partners now prefer graduates with IT skills.
TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM

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QUOTE(Blofeld @ Oct 17 2020, 03:17 AM)
i have you answered you before

Finished your SE

then study ACCA while working in the Big Four

or if you have the time and money, you can do ACCA full time before starting working.

Trust me, you will find success as now Big Four partners now prefer graduates with IT skills.
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Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 10:45 AM

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QUOTE(cdspins @ Oct 17 2020, 01:02 AM)
Apply for a faculty transfer. don't waste your time continuing on software engineering
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I've actually applied for a faculty transfer before I entered uni but my application got rejected bc their quota was already full apparently. So idk if i should actually apply again for a faculty transfer after my first sem. I'm afraid later in my second sem, I'll be left behind from the others considering that they all have mastered the basics in sem 1 and I'm just getting started.
bryanlad
post Oct 17 2020, 11:24 AM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM)
Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
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dont need. just self study and attend those tuition classes for acca
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post Oct 18 2020, 02:29 AM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM)
Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
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No need for CAT. CAT is for SPM leavers.

It's easy to apply to start the ACCA programme. Dont have to worry so much for now. All can be done online.


TSsoylone P
post Yesterday, 12:00 AM

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QUOTE(Blofeld @ Oct 18 2020, 02:29 AM)
No need for CAT. CAT is for SPM leavers.

It's easy to apply to start the ACCA programme. Dont have to worry so much for now. All can be done online.
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Alright, so basically what I should be doing is just focus on my software engineering degree for now. Then, in the future, just apply to start the ACCA programme right? Shouldn't I have to actually have some basics in accounting before applying ACCA though?
TSsoylone P
post Yesterday, 12:01 AM

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QUOTE(bryanlad @ Oct 17 2020, 11:24 AM)
dont need. just self study and attend those tuition classes for acca
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I see. Alright, thank you for the response. Really appreciate it
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post Yesterday, 03:56 PM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 21 2020, 12:00 AM)
Alright, so basically what I should be doing is just focus on my software engineering degree for now. Then, in the future, just apply to start the ACCA programme right? Shouldn't I have to actually have some basics in accounting before applying ACCA though?
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u dont need any prior knowledge on accounting to begin the ACCA programme.

 

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