University Of London Accounting Degree ?
Q: I'm planning on studying with the University of London for either
a "BSc Accounting & Finance" or "BSc Accounting with Law". Either
degree would be suitable for working as an accountant in the UK, but
possibly after I qualify (and get suitable work experience) I might
possibly like to apply to migrate to Australia.
I was wondering if either would have a better chance of being regarded
equal to an Australian accounting degree?
A:Do you intend to go on and do the UK professional accountancy exams after your degree? If you become a member of one of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales, Scotland or Ireland) then this will satisfy the requirements of CPAA and ICAA, even without a relevant university degree. ACCA and CIMA without a relevant degree won't be accepted by CPAA, but will be accepted by ICAA as far as I know. DIMA don't care which body does the assessment. You would need to be a full member of any of these bodies, simply having passed the exams wouldn't be enough if you don't have a relevant university degree to use as the basis for assessment instead. I have found out that CPA (they determine whether foreign accounting degrees are equal to Australian accounting degrees) require an accounting degree to cover AT LEAST NINE of the following twelve subject areas; BSc Accounting & FINANCE (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON) consists of; 1. Introduction to Economics 2. Elements of Accounting & Finance 3. Quantitative Methods 4. Economics History in the 20th Century 5. Microeconomics 6. Corporate Finance 7. Financial Reporting 8. Management Accounting 9. Elements of Econometrics & Economic Statistics 10. Computer Information Systems 11. Macroeconomics 12. Auditing BSc Accounting with LAW (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON) consists of; 1. Elements of Accounting & Finance 2. Introduction to the Common Law 3. Quantitative Methods 4. Introduction to Economics 5. The Law of Business Organisation 6. Corporate Finance 7. Management Accounting 8. Agency & Commercial Law 9. Microeconomics 10. Computer Information Systems 11. Macroeconomics 12. Auditing