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    If I do an accounting and finance degree at LSE or Warwick and then join a big 4 audit/assurance scheme, roughly how much quicker will I become chartered than someone who joins the big4 without an accounting degree? I've seen that the ACA requires 450 days of professional work experience... so how much time will I save by doing an accounting degree than doing just a general degree and going into a grad scheme?

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    It won't be any quicker as training contracts are 3 years minimum with a required 450 of actual work experience days which will only be counted whilst working as part of the training contract.

    However the benefit of doing a related degree is that there may be some exemptions that can be taken, but it depends on the big 4's policy as to whether they'll allow you to use them.

    More information can be found at: https://apps.icaew.com/cpldirectory

    (Original post by Trapz99)
    If I do an accounting and finance degree at LSE or Warwick and then join a big 4 audit/assurance scheme, roughly how much quicker will I become chartered than someone who joins the big4 without an accounting degree? I've seen that the ACA requires 450 days of professional work experience... so how much time will I save by doing an accounting degree than doing just a general degree and going into a grad scheme?

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