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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a world leading professional membership organisation, and supports over 145,000 chartered accountants worldwide. The ICAEW provides qualifications and professional development, shares knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protects the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

The ICAEW is part of the Global Accounting Alliance, which comprises of 11 leading professional accountancy bodies in major capital markets. This means that a member of the ICAEW (ACA) would receive professional support from other leading accounting bodies in jurisdictions such as the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Scotland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa.

The ACA Qualification

The ACA title from ICAEW is internationally recognised as the premier financial business qualification. The ACA is considered as one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available in more than 160 countries. The qualification is valued around the world in the business, professional practice and public sectors. In Europe, the ACA is considered to be the qualification that is most likely to get a member the best jobs in finance.

Members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) can study for the ACA and apply to join ICAEW. ICPAK members are required pass three examinations, namely, Corporate Reporting, Strategic Business Management, and Case Study. A prerequisite to qualify as an ACA, students need to complete relevant technical work experience.

If you need more information on this qualification visit the ICAEW website: www.icaew.com and look for ACA under Qualifications and Programmes. More information on this career can be found at http://careers.icaew.com/.

About Strathmore University

Strathmore University is a leading not-for-profit private university operating in Kenya, which aims at serving the Kenyan society to the best of its ability. Specialising in Commerce and Information Technology, Strathmore holds a peerless reputation for quality in both academic and professional education and personal formation.

The School of Accountancy (SOA) was founded in May 1966. This school offers other professional courses to students preparing for the examinations of ACCA, CPA, CISA, CISM and CFA®, and, the Advanced Level ACA. Over the last fifty years, the school has gained an excellent reputation for quality delivery of instruction and guidance which have led to a number of Strathmore alumni emerging as pacesetters in industry.

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