ACA or ACCA Watch
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Does it really matter at the end of it? (Been offered ACCA, not sure whether to take it)
It also depends if you're training in industry or in public practice. If the latter, ACCA is kind of weird
It's not weird to do ACCA in practice. In fact, many people do.
At the end of the day, most job offers post qualifying will simply request a 'Qualified Accountant' and you'll find very few (if any) that demand either ACA only or ACCA only.
ACCA is more business focused than ACA
Both can be used internationally but ACCA is more recognised there
Either way if you get the qual no one really cares unless you join the top 10 firms who all want ACA. But the stigma is going since ACA is incorporating elements of ACCA business focus