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1 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers HOW TO BECOME AN ICAEW CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Take your first step towards a highly rewarding career in accountancy, finance and business

2 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 ICAEW is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 138,000 chartered accountants around the world. © ICAEW 2012.

3 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 What’s an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and what do they do?

4 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 ICAEW Chartered Accountants… are high achievers in accountancy, finance and business are professionally qualified with ‘chartered’ status are respected for their valuable business advice

5 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 It’s much more than numbers… … lots of people interaction … don’t just sit at a desk … lots of opportunity to be creative … can work in a variety of different sectors and businesses … have the opportunity to travel

6 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Not for profit Practice Industry Where do we work?

7 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Not for profit / public sector Organisations which operate for a charitable, humanitarian, or educational purpose. – Government department – Charity – Not for Profit

8 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Financial services Includes a variety of organisations – not just banks – Banking – Finance – Insurance – Investments – Wealth management – Mergers and acquisitions

9 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Business Work for any business Different sizes, different sectors, different countries – Internal Audit – Risk/ Control – Management Accountant – Finance Director

10 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Practice Firms of chartered accountants – Large – Big 4 – Medium – Top 20 – Small – Less than ten partners – Smaller high street firms, one or two partners…

11 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Whatever your aspirations A professional qualification Being challenged and stretched at work Job security Joining a student network Early responsibility Opportunity for rapid promotion Client and customer contact from the start Working with senior managers and executives

12 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers Become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant

13 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 HOW TO BECOME AN ICAEW CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT The ACA Qualification

14 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 HOW TO BECOME AN ICAEW CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT How it works

15 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 What you actually do

16 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Professional development Technical competence Team working Problem solving Decision making Consideration Communication Adding value You’ll develop your ability and performance in seven key areas:

17 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Ethics and professional scepticism Ethics is more than just knowing the rules about confidentiality, integrity, objectivity and independence… …you’ll learn how to identify an ethical dilemma, understand the implications and behave appropriately.

18 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW YEARS PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE 3-5 years practical work experience On-the-job training of 450 days puts theory into practice…. …and you gain experience in one, or more, of the following: Audit and assurance Financial management Information technology Insolvency Taxation Accounting

19 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 ADVANCED LEVEL Case Study Corporate Reporting Strategic Business Management PROFESSIONAL LEVEL Business Planning: Taxation Business Strategy Audit and Assurance Financial Accounting and Reporting Financial Management Tax Compliance CERTIFICATE LEVEL AccountingAssurance Business and Finance Law Management Information Principles of Taxation 15 accountancy, finance and business modules

20 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 You do not need a degree You can do the ACA after A-levelsThere is more than one route to the ACA You can study any A-levels you want 41% of our trainees are femaleYou can qualify by the age of 21 You will earn a competitive salary as you train You don’t need a degree You can do the ACA after A-levels There is more than one route to the ACA You can study any A-levels you want 38% of our ACA students are female You can qualify by the age of 21 Did you know?

21 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 First or 2:1 degree 2 A2 levels (or equivalent) 3 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths and English Minimum 300 UCAS points © ICAEW What are the ACAdemic requirements?

22 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Entry routes to the ACA School leaver Higher Apprenticeship ICAEWs Certificate in Finance Accountancy and Business AAT-ACA Fast Track Graduate Strategic university degree programme

23 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers Do you want to go straight from school?

24 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 School leaver programmes Ernst and Young BDO Deloitte PwC KPMG and many more…… Via Higher Apprenticeship or AAT

25 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Higher Apprenticeship in Assurance/Audit Developed in consultation with employers Combination of on and off the job learning Develop technical skills, business skills and wider competencies Counts as an entry route to the ACA Earn while you learn

26 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers Do you want to do the AAT?

27 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 About the AAT-ACA Fast Track Developed in partnership with the AAT AAT can be taken as an accountancy apprenticeship Knowledge, skills or experience gained can count towards your ACA training agreement An integrated approach Can take as little as four years!

28 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Not working for an ICAEW authorised training employer during the AAT Technician stage AAT Diploma Level 3 Practical work experience year one How does the AAT-ACA Fast Track work? Working for an ICAEW authorised training employer during the AAT Technician stage AAT Diploma Level 4 ACA Professional Level ACA Advanced Level Practical work experience year two Final year of training agreement Practical work experience year three

29 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 ACA exam structure ADVANCED LEVEL Case Study Corporate Reporting Strategic Business Management PROFESSIONAL LEVEL Business Planning: Taxation Business Strategy Audit and Assurance Financial Accounting and Reporting Financial Management Tax Compliance CERTIFICATE LEVEL AccountingAssurance Business and Finance Law Management Information Principles of Taxation

30 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers Do you want to go to university?

31 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 What degree do you need?

32 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 So let’s recap…… a successful and rewarding career the qualification for those with ambition an integrated approach a range of entry routes

33 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 What else do you need to know?

34 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 What do employers want from your application? The right qualifications relevant to the role Don’t copy and paste Do your research Check your spelling Use formal language and grammar Use real-life examples Attach a relevant and short CV Quality not quantity Include external interests

35 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Next steps… 1 Choose how you are going to get there… 2 Find an authorised training employer… 3 Complete your training for the ACA qualification… 4 Become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant…

36 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Find out more…

37 BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com/careers © ICAEW 2012 Published 3 times per year Online – full time ACA vacancies and internships Upload your CV Manage your own profile Receive regular updates Searched by employers © ICAEW Find a training vacancy

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