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    How would you rank these in terms of perceived prestige? I understand that an ACA carries greater prestige than ACCA, but where would you put CIMA in comparison to these two? And anyone who has done an ACA or CIMA, is there any advice you can provide about these two?
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    Hi Vivek. G
    IMHO I would put CIMA in third place.
    I have written content for both CIMA and ACCA and they very cover the same syllabus. However for ACCA you have to sit 14 exams. CIMA around 9 exams.
    If you want some course material please drop me an email to [email protected]
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    Hi Vivek. G
    IMHO I would put CIMA in third place.
    I have written content for both CIMA and ACCA and they very cover the same syllabus. However for ACCA you have to sit 14 exams. CIMA around 9 exams.
    If you want some course material please drop me an email to [email protected]
    Martin
    CIMA is 9 exams + 3 case studies. And an additional 4 exams if you include the certificate level.
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    CA>ACA>ACCA>CIMA

    That is in terms of perceived prestige, and I am ACCA.

    Barely any difference between CA, ACA and ACCA though in terms of rigour, only thing is all ACA exams are compulsory where as in ACCA you specialize in 2 modules at the end. CIMA is considered by most people I know to be the worst; less prestige and weaker on financial accounting. More emphasis (naturally) on management accounting and business partnering.

    Its the person though that makes a good accountant, not the qualification.
 
 
 
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