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    Hi,

    I was wondering how useful the ACA qualification (or any of the qualifications that make you a Chartered Accountant) actually are? Obviously it is a useful thing to be able to read accounts and that but what career opportunities could you realistically pursue after.

    Can you go into Investment Banking/Private Equity/Consultancy afterwards?

    I have seen one post that said that if you go to a Big 4 company you should try and take up as much modelling work as possible and as little due diligence work as possible so as your work is more transferable when looking to enter the aforementioned jobs.

    Thanks.
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    Hi,

    I was wondering how useful the ACA qualification (or any of the qualifications that make you a Chartered Accountant) actually are? Obviously it is a useful thing to be able to read accounts and that but what career opportunities could you realistically pursue after.

    Can you go into Investment Banking/Private Equity/Consultancy afterwards?

    I have seen one post that said that if you go to a Big 4 company you should try and take up as much modelling work as possible and as little due diligence work as possible so as your work is more transferable when looking to enter the aforementioned jobs.

    Thanks.
    Moved into the Investment banking section.
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    (Original post by f12345)
    Hi,

    I was wondering how useful the ACA qualification (or any of the qualifications that make you a Chartered Accountant) actually are? Obviously it is a useful thing to be able to read accounts and that but what career opportunities could you realistically pursue after.

    Can you go into Investment Banking/Private Equity/Consultancy afterwards?

    I have seen one post that said that if you go to a Big 4 company you should try and take up as much modelling work as possible and as little due diligence work as possible so as your work is more transferable when looking to enter the aforementioned jobs.

    Thanks.
    It is valuable both within Accounting and in more tangential careers.

    It's not uncommon for people working in Transaction Services/TAS/CorpFin to switch into banking/ER/AM/lower middle market to middle market PE; it isn't easy mind.



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