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acca V cpa in USA

  • 10-12-2006 10:23pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 278 ✭✭ seanieclarke


    was planning on studyin for acca qualification when i commence training but i hope to travel to USA when fully qualified.

    was just wondering if cpa would be a better route to take in order to secure a job easier in de USofA?

    most practices over there seem to be certified public accountants and i dont know how 'big' acca is there.

    thanks in advance for any help


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,310 Kinetic^

    Afaik CPA here and over there are completely different.

    Not sure about ACCA and it's standing over there either.

    This is regards to ACA anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,398 kluivert


    I think you should be thinking about the long term on this one.

    In the States they use GAAP - rules based accounting.

    Here, back at home we use FRS (IFRS) - principles based accounting.

    There is not much of a difference between the two, mainly disclosure policies.

    ACCA already have centres in Amercia so you should have no problem getting a job over there under their recognition.

    As I said before, pick the option which will leave doors open in years to come.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,310 Kinetic^

    Check out the CPA America website and see what it says about moving there with an outside qualification. If there's nothing on the site, I'd email them.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 278 ✭✭ seanieclarke

    many thanks lads.

    i think long term i would prefer living in de states so i think ill stick to de plan of doin acca.

    thanks again

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ mo chara

    yeah when i was there i noticed a few cpa practices but didnt see anhy who were advertising themselves as acca.

    theres a firm called h+r block who do peoples taxes that may employ acca qualified accountants

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,807 chump

    There was a very good article in that Accountancy Ireland magazine that gets posted out to all ACA (ICAI) members there last week or so. Explained thoroughly the ins and out of being allowed practice over there - recommend you get your hands on it - I threw my mag away so can't be of any help I'm afraid.