ACCA/CIMA/CPA/CFA - Which is the best?

Students who are aspiring for a lucrative career in finance and accountancy should pursue a professional qualification in the related field. ACCA and CIMA are the most popular professional accountancy bodies with a Royal Charter in the United Kingdom. CPA Australia is the largest professional accounting, finance and business body in Australia. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a top-level qualification for finance and investment professionals. Which is the best qualification? It depends on a number of factors, e.g., career intentions and preferences.

The CFA focuses on portfolio management and financial analysis. CIMA puts more emphasis on the use of accounting as a tool for management purposes. It focuses on business and covers marketing, operations, change management, relationship and project management. ACCA is focused on professional practice and covers taxation, law, audit and assurance.

To be a CPA, candidates must successfully complete the professional level examinations and the practical experience requirement, and hold a degree or a postgraduate award recognised by CPA Australia. The CPA designation is widely recognised and you can pursue career opportunities in any industry such as IT, financial planning, international trade and consulting, etc.

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Best CFA Courses/Programs

ACCA UK & Top Universities

CIMA UK & Top Universities

CPA Australia & Top Universities