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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by dahmie2013: 7:29am On Jul 20, 2018
ACCA is needed so u don't just be a local champion. In dis dispensatn one needs 2 think globally.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by vanvicker(m): 7:30am On Jul 20, 2018
It's a pity that this post is misleading. Both ICAN and ACCA has its own uniqueness and peculiarity. For those thinking of which one to pursue, it all depends on your choice, but note that there are some slight difference. E.g Nigerian Tax system is different from other countries, so taxation in ICAN and ACCA differs and if you're to practice in Nigeria, you must be versed in the Nigerian Tax system.

For further information, you can google it and have better knowledge than reading an unfounded criticism.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Idango(m): 7:30am On Jul 20, 2018
KingRex1:
CFA over all these
Cfa is good. But it does not serve the same purpose as Ican and acca.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Barrysleek(m): 7:34am On Jul 20, 2018
With the proliferation of professional bodies under the branches of accounting, is the umbrella professional body not loosing it's relevance.

We have professional body on Taxation, management accounting and now the recent controversial forensic and audit body.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Equation89(m): 7:40am On Jul 20, 2018
That's nice...
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by theemy(m): 7:45am On Jul 20, 2018
CFA the father of all professional exams once u get that international jobs come knocking

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by achmed1(m): 7:46am On Jul 20, 2018
Obierika:
Trash!

You concluded it's better simply cos it's conducted Bubba foreign body...

For your info The Big 4 in Nigeria rate ICAN higher!

That's a big fat lie.

90% of people who enrol newly for accounting professionals at the big 4 chose acca .

Although the firms only pay the ican equivalent of the exams.... It's just for convenience and the cost.

The only people in big4 doing ican have already started b4 joining
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by trendymarseey(f): 7:50am On Jul 20, 2018
What about cost? For the unemployed and under employed graduates managing their lives.
mikuz:
In response to this thread : www.nairaland.com/3743965/5-reasons-why-should-write
I would like to use this golden opportunity to enlighten Nigerians on why any aspiring accountant should write ACCA exams instead of ICAN.

Before I continue, I will like to say here that comparing ACCA to ICAN is like comparing Ronaldo De Lima to Emile Heskey. Ignorance is really not bliss!


1. RECOGNITION

It goes without saying that ACCA being a global body for accountants is recognised in almost every part of the world. If you aspire to live and work in/outside Nigeria then ACCA is the answer. In June 2016 ACCA had 188 000 members and 480 000 students from 178 countries. There is little wonder as to why the body is growing in leaps and bounds globally. ACCA is not recognised in only a few countries.

2. EXAM FLEXIBILITY

ACCA exams are highly flexible. They are both computer and paper based. Furthermore,In Nigeria the first three exams are offered in an on-demand computer based format. This incredibly increases your pass rate since you are working at your own speed, time and convenience.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

On your road to becoming an ACCA member you have a chance of grabbing a number of certificates and qualifications before being awarded a B.sc and/ M.sc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Qualifications includes : Awards of excellence, Diploma in Accounting and business, Advanced Diploma in accounting and business.
Furthermore, every year ACCA offers scholarships to 5 students who attain a certain performance.

4. EASY TO PASS

It is below average students who prepare badly that always complain about ACCA being difficult. I don't know if it's because of our poor educational system or those who enrol for a ACCA in Nigeria are just below average.
With a study material and a revision in 3-4 months you get awarded an accounting diploma which qualifies you as a junior accountant after passing just three on demand computer based exam exams. Flexibility!

5. STUDY MATERIALS

ACCA study materials are the easiest to get for any professional accounting exam online - with just a phone call you can get any hard copy study text/ kits of your choice at your disposal. It took me two days to order and receive F6 FA2016.
Let me also add that there are a lot of ACCA free learning resources/ classes online. For example Opentuition, LSBF and YouTube offer free lectures videos and class notes tailored according to ACCA syllables from F1-P6.


Please my fellow ACCA students don't be moved. You are on the right path. Hardwork and a determined heart will get us there. You don't need to waste money paying for ACCA lessons when there are a lot free lectures online, waiting for you to download them. Just get your study and exam kits and do a lot of practise. Goodnight to us!
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by chronique(m): 7:54am On Jul 20, 2018
Anybody telling you ICAN is better than ACCA, doesn't know what he or she is saying. ACCA isn't that easy to pass if you do not study the exam format properly. All your questions are in applied format. You'd be given a real company situation and you'd need to solve the problems based on your knowledge of accounting. Moreover, if you want to pass properly, take the exams in bits so you can have enough time to read for each paper.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by ERockson: 8:01am On Jul 20, 2018
mikuz:
In response to this thread : www.nairaland.com/3743965/5-reasons-why-should-write
I would like to use this golden opportunity to enlighten Nigerians on why any aspiring accountant should write ACCA exams instead of ICAN.

Before I continue, I will like to say here that comparing ACCA to ICAN is like comparing Ronaldo De Lima to Emile Heskey. Ignorance is really not bliss!


1. RECOGNITION

It goes without saying that ACCA being a global body for accountants is recognised in almost every part of the world. If you aspire to live and work in/outside Nigeria then ACCA is the answer. In June 2016 ACCA had 188 000 members and 480 000 students from 178 countries. There is little wonder as to why the body is growing in leaps and bounds globally. ACCA is not recognised in only a few countries.

2. EXAM FLEXIBILITY

ACCA exams are highly flexible. They are both computer and paper based. Furthermore,In Nigeria the first three exams are offered in an on-demand computer based format. This incredibly increases your pass rate since you are working at your own speed, time and convenience.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

On your road to becoming an ACCA member you have a chance of grabbing a number of certificates and qualifications before being awarded a B.sc and/ M.sc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Qualifications includes : Awards of excellence, Diploma in Accounting and business, Advanced Diploma in accounting and business.
Furthermore, every year ACCA offers scholarships to 5 students who attain a certain performance.

4. EASY TO PASS

It is below average students who prepare badly that always complain about ACCA being difficult. I don't know if it's because of our poor educational system or those who enrol for a ACCA in Nigeria are just below average.
With a study material and a revision in 3-4 months you get awarded an accounting diploma which qualifies you as a junior accountant after passing just three on demand computer based exam exams. Flexibility!

5. STUDY MATERIALS

ACCA study materials are the easiest to get for any professional accounting exam online - with just a phone call you can get any hard copy study text/ kits of your choice at your disposal. It took me two days to order and receive F6 FA2016.
Let me also add that there are a lot of ACCA free learning resources/ classes online. For example Opentuition, LSBF and YouTube offer free lectures videos and class notes tailored according to ACCA syllables from F1-P6.


Please my fellow ACCA students don't be moved. You are on the right path. Hardwork and a determined heart will get us there. You don't need to waste money paying for ACCA lessons when there are a lot free lectures online, waiting for you to download them. Just get your study and exam kits and do a lot of practise. Goodnight to us!
OK
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Lomprico2: 8:03am On Jul 20, 2018
tempex88:
ICAN and ACCA both have their strengths. For me, ICAN is;

1. cheaper to write
2. Developed for Nigeria
3. Easily convertible to ACCA if interested
4. Recognised by top local professional courses such as CITN a
5. And many more

And only afonja passes it.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by lekzee7555(m): 8:19am On Jul 20, 2018
Well you have made few good points up there but to me, they both belong to the same mother IFAC and recently ICAN is working towards its courses getting to the same level as that of ACCA, that is to qualify for ICAN you write all papers in ACCA exam just about two papers left excluding tax and more so, ICAN is working for global recognition of it's members few countries has signed the Mou with ICAN and lastly, if you are ACCA holder, there are limitions to what you can do in Nigeria e.g you can't sign on FSs of your employer in Nigeria except you convert by writing few papers. I think we all need to learn to promote what we have including our country Nigeria so we get global recognition just like other professional bodies.
I am a proud member of ICAN

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by qanda: 8:25am On Jul 20, 2018
For information purpose. ICAN and ACCA study materials are available for FREE on Q and A App. Download Q and A App from Google Playstore
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by cashlurd(m): 8:30am On Jul 20, 2018
mikuz:
In response to this thread : www.nairaland.com/3743965/5-reasons-why-should-write
I would like to use this golden opportunity to enlighten Nigerians on why any aspiring accountant should write ACCA exams instead of ICAN.

Before I continue, I will like to say here that comparing ACCA to ICAN is like comparing Ronaldo De Lima to Emile Heskey. Ignorance is really not bliss!


1. RECOGNITION

It goes without saying that ACCA being a global body for accountants is recognised in almost every part of the world. If you aspire to live and work in/outside Nigeria then ACCA is the answer. In June 2016 ACCA had 188 000 members and 480 000 students from 178 countries. There is little wonder as to why the body is growing in leaps and bounds globally. ACCA is not recognised in only a few countries.

2. EXAM FLEXIBILITY

ACCA exams are highly flexible. They are both computer and paper based. Furthermore,In Nigeria the first three exams are offered in an on-demand computer based format. This incredibly increases your pass rate since you are working at your own speed, time and convenience.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

On your road to becoming an ACCA member you have a chance of grabbing a number of certificates and qualifications before being awarded a B.sc and/ M.sc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Qualifications includes : Awards of excellence, Diploma in Accounting and business, Advanced Diploma in accounting and business.
Furthermore, every year ACCA offers scholarships to 5 students who attain a certain performance.

4. EASY TO PASS

It is below average students who prepare badly that always complain about ACCA being difficult. I don't know if it's because of our poor educational system or those who enrol for a ACCA in Nigeria are just below average.
With a study material and a revision in 3-4 months you get awarded an accounting diploma which qualifies you as a junior accountant after passing just three on demand computer based exam exams. Flexibility!

5. STUDY MATERIALS

ACCA study materials are the easiest to get for any professional accounting exam online - with just a phone call you can get any hard copy study text/ kits of your choice at your disposal. It took me two days to order and receive F6 FA2016.
Let me also add that there are a lot of ACCA free learning resources/ classes online. For example Opentuition, LSBF and YouTube offer free lectures videos and class notes tailored according to ACCA syllables from F1-P6.


Please my fellow ACCA students don't be moved. You are on the right path. Hardwork and a determined heart will get us there. You don't need to waste money paying for ACCA lessons when there are a lot free lectures online, waiting for you to download them. Just get your study and exam kits and do a lot of practise. Goodnight to us!

Bro what are the necessary requirements before one can start applying for the ACCA exams And are there ACCA study or registration centers in the South East?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by afilaka(f): 8:31am On Jul 20, 2018
U people shuld not start this rubbish with ICAN and ACCA .....Always finding reasons to segregate.so we that are writing ICAN shuld start feeling down or wat...very useless topic

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by TOPCRUISE(m): 8:39am On Jul 20, 2018
Paulfroshman:


You Mean With O'level result
You can start with O levels. You won't be given any exemption. The first 3 Papers Knowledge based F1-F3 awards you a diploma in accounting and business, The remaining 6 papers (F4-F9)also known as the skills level awards you an advanced diploma in accounting and business.

You get promoted to the next stage which is the professional level passes at its essential awards you a bsc in Accounting while the remaining 2 papers known as options qualifies you to a masters degree in applied accounting.

If you have Bsc or HND in some related or unrelated courses you will be given exemptions.

For more info visit www.accaglobal.com

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by bigtt76(f): 8:44am On Jul 20, 2018
@Embolden .....Nigerian ICAN Accountants that will be aiding companies and individuals dodge tax grin


vanvicker:
It's a pity that this post is misleading. Both ICAN and ACCA has its own uniqueness and peculiarity. For those thinking of which one to pursue, it all depends on your choice, but note that there are some slight difference. E.g Nigerian Tax system is different from other countries, so taxation in ICAN and ACCA differs and if you're to practice in Nigeria, you must be versed in the Nigerian Tax system.

For further information, you can google it and have better knowledge than reading an unfounded criticism.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Obierika: 8:44am On Jul 20, 2018
achmed1:


That's a big fat lie.

90% of people who enrol newly for accounting professionals at the big 4 chose acca .

Although the firms only pay the ican equivalent of the exams.... It's just for convenience and the cost.

The only people in big4 doing ican have already started b4 joining

Do you have statistics to support this claim or did you just pluck the figures from the sky?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by TOPCRUISE(m): 8:51am On Jul 20, 2018
Paulfroshman:



If At all I didn't fall when writing, what will be cost before getting qualified
The pass mark is 50. If you fail, you have to rewrite to pass. There are 14 exams you have to pass. An average sitting for a year is 4.
Apart from exam fees. There is annual subscription fee. You can visit Acca global for more details
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by JoseRaji(m): 9:05am On Jul 20, 2018
b0rn2fuck:
God has brought sense to nairaland. indeed we are serving a living God .

no davido buy kulikuli for chioma
no Tonto dike in pants suit

don't celebrate too fast. Nairaland mods can shock you
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Bluehill1051: 9:17am On Jul 20, 2018
ICAN is just like NECO. ACCA is just like WAEC

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Nobody: 9:39am On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by sunja: 9:39am On Jul 20, 2018
All i know is that this professional bodies ICAN, ANAN, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CSA are speaking a globalized language
and governed by IFAC which the highest accounting body in the world, and there all compile with accounting policies and standards
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by justflow1(m): 10:02am On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by justflow1(m): 10:03am On Jul 20, 2018
mikuz:
In response to this thread : www.nairaland.com/3743965/5-reasons-why-should-write
I would like to use this golden opportunity to enlighten Nigerians on why any aspiring accountant should write ACCA exams instead of ICAN.

Before I continue, I will like to say here that comparing ACCA to ICAN is like comparing Ronaldo De Lima to Emile Heskey. Ignorance is really not bliss!


1. RECOGNITION

It goes without saying that ACCA being a global body for accountants is recognised in almost every part of the world. If you aspire to live and work in/outside Nigeria then ACCA is the answer. In June 2016 ACCA had 188 000 members and 480 000 students from 178 countries. There is little wonder as to why the body is growing in leaps and bounds globally. ACCA is not recognised in only a few countries.

2. EXAM FLEXIBILITY

ACCA exams are highly flexible. They are both computer and paper based. Furthermore,In Nigeria the first three exams are offered in an on-demand computer based format. This incredibly increases your pass rate since you are working at your own speed, time and convenience.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

On your road to becoming an ACCA member you have a chance of grabbing a number of certificates and qualifications before being awarded a B.sc and/ M.sc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Qualifications includes : Awards of excellence, Diploma in Accounting and business, Advanced Diploma in accounting and business.
Furthermore, every year ACCA offers scholarships to 5 students who attain a certain performance.

4. EASY TO PASS

It is below average students who prepare badly that always complain about ACCA being difficult. I don't know if it's because of our poor educational system or those who enrol for a ACCA in Nigeria are just below average.
With a study material and a revision in 3-4 months you get awarded an accounting diploma which qualifies you as a junior accountant after passing just three on demand computer based exam exams. Flexibility!

5. STUDY MATERIALS

ACCA study materials are the easiest to get for any professional accounting exam online - with just a phone call you can get any hard copy study text/ kits of your choice at your disposal. It took me two days to order and receive F6 FA2016.
Let me also add that there are a lot of ACCA free learning resources/ classes online. For example Opentuition, LSBF and YouTube offer free lectures videos and class notes tailored according to ACCA syllables from F1-P6.


Please my fellow ACCA students don't be moved. You are on the right path. Hardwork and a determined heart will get us there. You don't need to waste money paying for ACCA lessons when there are a lot free lectures online, waiting for you to download them. Just get your study and exam kits and do a lot of practise. Goodnight to us!
Above all, the FG made a rule late last year that, any professional body that has its equivalent in the country shall hereby be void for employment purposes within the ambiet of the country, you need to go to ICAN centres and see the alarming rate at which ACCA candidate are opting in as special candidates for ICAN...
upon 5years of been a Chartered accountant (ICAN) you will be awarded a chartered accountant of england and wales (ICEAW) and as well as CICMA (charted instituite of cost management accountants) automatically...

Bottomline:
If your motive is to remain in this country (or probably base in the UK) as a professional accountant, my brother ICAN is the best bet

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by AbbyE: 10:22am On Jul 20, 2018
Azmodan:


That's is false no company in Nigeria or any where in the world compares ICAN to ACCA , it's even stated in all such job ads. ICAN a must but ACCA preferred.

Comparing ican to acca is like comparing a black and white cathode tv to a uhd 4k her 2.0 tv

There just simply no comparison, ican is useless when compared to acca

Well they actually do. In Nigeria, you can't sign financial statements without ICAN.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Nobody: 10:23am On Jul 20, 2018
AbbyE:


Well they actually do. In Nigeria, you can't sign financial statements without ICAN.

That is in Nigeria !

Is Nigeria a normal country ?

Everyone knows I CAN is now obeolete and out date..

It is just to please chief akintola williams and the sophisticated pigs of the west that iCAN is even still considered useful
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Kaiser94(m): 10:33am On Jul 20, 2018
I have a question please... I studied biochemistry in school but I really want to enrol for ICAN.... Is it possible? How am I going to go about the registration and all? Nd finally is this ACCA more preferable than ICAN

Somebody with expert advice should please help me... Thank you
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by sirtony5: 10:39am On Jul 20, 2018
Azmodan:


That is in Nigeria !

Is Nigeria a normal country ?

Everyone knows I CAN is now obeolete and out date..

It is just to please chief akintola williams and the sophisticated pigs of the west that iCAN is even still considered useful


You need to be banned

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by vhare: 11:29am On Jul 20, 2018
Even with your ACCA,B4 u can practice accounting in Nigeria u must take two paper in ICAN,and applies to all countries all over d world
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by AbbyE: 11:56am On Jul 20, 2018
Azmodan:


That is in Nigeria !

Is Nigeria a normal country ?

Everyone knows I CAN is now obeolete and out date..

It is just to please chief akintola williams and the sophisticated pigs of the west that iCAN is even still considered useful


Well so practising accountants still need ICAN in Nigeria
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by encrypt(m): 12:43pm On Jul 20, 2018
AgamaProf:
Pls, I bought ICAN form but due to financial constraints, could not take the exam. Now, I am considering opt in for something that is global-ACCA and CFA. I think I should be thinking globally while acting locally.hope am on the right track?
You can't pay for ICAN you're opting for ACCA. You need prayers!

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