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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by xtiandamondre(m): 1:04pm 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

Thats ridiculous statement, I am a quaified Chartered Accountant and i knew all I went through to get it. Go and write just one diet of 4 papers and post the result here before you condemn the institute.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by achmed1(m): 2:06pm On Jul 20, 2018
Obierika:


Do you have statistics to support this claim or did you just pluck the figures from the sky?

Baba I work in a big 4
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Ecorleon(m): 2:32pm On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Ecorleon(m): 2:33pm On Jul 20, 2018
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Ecorleon:
@ Mikuz, Please send me your mobile number or better still chat me up on WhatsApp. I need to make some inquiries from you.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by AbbyE: 2:35pm 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

no the only people in big 4 doing ican are not only people that started before joining. There are people that started ICAN in the firm

+ do you know because you can't sign FS without ICAN you cannot become a manager without it?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by AgamaProf: 2:39pm On Jul 20, 2018
encrypt:

You can't pay for ICAN you're opting for ACCA. You need prayers!
That was then.But not anymore now.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:08pm 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?

Yes you are.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by YoungDenzel(m): 3:09pm On Jul 20, 2018
With the Advent of IFRS what is applicable in Acca is Applicable in ICAN for Financial reporting
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:17pm On Jul 20, 2018
greatestman:
But ICAN is more popular in Nigeria. As a lay man and little knowledge I have both ICAN and ACCA serve same purpose. Why the supermacy comparison @OP?

ACCA is actually superior, because as an ACCA member you have the opportunity of obtaining a BSc in Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. That's using one stone to kill two birds.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:18pm On Jul 20, 2018
Uchefame:
Thanks OP, please, how do I search for the YouTube videos or the site that I can download the materials?

Opentuition.com they've got everything you need.

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:19pm On Jul 20, 2018
Paulfroshman:
Can HND Student Apply For ACCA
Yes
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:21pm On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 3:23pm On Jul 20, 2018
Paulfroshman:



If At all I didn't fall when writing, what will be cost before getting qualified

That's roughly 600 to 700k
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by greatestman(m): 3:29pm On Jul 20, 2018
mikuz:


ACCA is actually superior, because as an ACCA member you have the opportunity of obtaining a BSc in Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. That's using one stone to kill two birds.
But in Nigeria, they are thesame with no superiority attached to.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by PropertyDeals(f): 4:40pm On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Obierika: 5:09pm On Jul 20, 2018
achmed1:


Baba I work in a big 4

Pally, telling me that you work in a Big 4 does not impress me... and it certainly does not answer my question.

For your info I left the biggest of the Big 4 about two years ago as an Assistant Manager.

What I want to know is the name of the organisation (including the title and date of the report) which conducted an empirical survey that indicates that 90% of all new intakes prefer ACCA to ICAN as stated by you!
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Ecorleon(m): 5:42pm On Jul 20, 2018
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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!
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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Ugosample(m): 6:18pm On Jul 20, 2018
Lomprico2:

And only afonja passes it.
not true
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by Ugosample(m): 6:21pm On Jul 20, 2018
justflow1:

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

interesting

But you need to be practicing in the U.K. to get the ICAEW after getting the ICAN?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 7:23pm On Jul 20, 2018
greatestman:
But in Nigeria, they are thesame with no superiority attached to.
ACCA has a richer course content
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 7:25pm On Jul 20, 2018
justflow1:

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
Stop misleading people, where's the proof?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by vhare: 11:10pm On Jul 20, 2018
Oga without ICAN your ACCA is useless ,you must write two papers in ICAN before you can practise accounting and ICAN is member of international federation of accountants .infact before you can practise with ACCA in any part of the world u must write the professional examination body in that country.
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by justflow1(m): 11:58pm On Jul 20, 2018
mikuz:

Stop misleading people, where's the proof?

U cn practice anywhere and get them, its an automatic stuff
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by justflow1(m): 12:09am On Jul 21, 2018
mikuz:

Stop misleading people, where's the proof?
I am not bothered in anyway, it depends on your definition of "mislead"
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by mikuz(m): 12:59pm On Jul 21, 2018
justflow1:

I am not bothered in anyway, it depends on your definition of "mislead"

Where is your source? When did the FG say that?
Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by DonroxyII: 6:39am On Jul 22, 2018
mikuz:


ACCA is actually superior, because as an ACCA member you have the opportunity of obtaining a BSc in Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. That's using one stone to kill two birds.
What is Oxford Brooke's ? , What is the rank of Oxford Brooke's in the UK and What is the global rank of Oxford Brooke's ? ACCA is truly superior in International sense but as far as you are in Nigeria, ICAN rules ...
Even if you are in Abroad as an Accountant practicing with ACCA, immediately you are in Nigeria for Accounting matters, ICAN rules ....!!! With ICAN, you can rub shoulders with Accounting creme De LA creme in Nigeria because they won't give you a ratazz with your ACCA .... in fact, they will look you like "He wanna throw ACCA on my face" ...... So, instead of you guys to discuss Business, you may end up Arguing !!

ACCA also has her jurisdiction and that is Europe and Middle East, so all these International appeal is not global appeal ..... In USA, ACCA doesn't rule but CPA , if you have ACCA in US hide your face because you won't enjoy Accounting Also, Canada(unless you convert your ACCA to CPA) ......
Personally, I planned to have both ICAN and ACCA , Gbam !!

Now, it is not about let's support our own, it's about your Life, Career goals and objectives ..... If you wanna practice Accounting in Europe/Middle East then ACCA, For USA/Canada, CPA exclusive to both country...
Other less developed countries with their less developed CAs institute also respect ACCA but if you are planning to come back home one day and you wanna practice Accounting, be ready to convert your ACCA/CPA into ICAN .... !

Thatzall cheesy

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Re: 5 Reasons Why ACCA Is Better Than ICAN by vanvicker(m): 7:27am On Jul 23, 2018
Yes you can enrol for ICAN, you'll start from foundation level. If you need further clarification you can visit http://icanig.org/ican/article.php?id=28 or you can contact me on whatsapp 08164424866

Kaiser94:
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

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