It is extremely prestigious to have an international qualification added to your resume. An international qualification makes you worthy in the eyes of the employers. You can not only get high paying jobs in India but also abroad in entry level and senior positions. There are few globally recognised and prestigious global qualifications that are pursued by both students and professionals who are in the field of finance and business management.
ACCA is the world’s leading and fastest-growing international accountancy organization with 162,000 members and 428,000 students across 173 countries. The ACCA qualification helps in developing successful careers in the fields of accounting, banking, management and consulting. The major advantage of pursuing this course is competing for senior roles. The ACCA exams give you the theory beyond your knowledge of accountancy but alongside theory, the experience prepares you for a challenging career as a professional accountant. This qualification closely links practical experience to your studies. This helps you in applying the knowledge you gain from exams to your work and impress your future employers by showing them that you have a perfect mixture of knowledge with skills. You should think about the practical experience you need to gain for the ACCA Qualification when looking for a job and choosing your employer.
Certified Management Accountants (CMA) are strategic financial management professionals with accounting skills and leadership competencies in international competitiveness, market development, human resources management, and information technologies. This international certification makes you the preferred choice of the potential employers. It is offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) USA and the content is regularly reviewed by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). It has been offered since 1972 and has certified over 40,000 professionals
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest standard of competence in the field of Accountancy across the globe. The exam is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which is the world’s largest accounting body. A CPA qualification is similar to the Indian CA qualification. In addition to the CA qualification, a CPA will have knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAS), US federal taxation and business laws. This gives a great advantage to a CPA when working with US Based Financial firms or Indian firms working for US clients.
Benefits of all courses like these are -
- Such certification opens doors to a wide variety of career options.
- Allows option to move accross the globe
- These courses comparitively take less time as compared to tradition Indian professional courses like CA
- Many US and UK consulting and advisory MNCs in India do prefer these professionals for serving international customers
- Such courses are more practical and case study based