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VITAL - the magazine for ACA students

Vital is the quarterly magazine for ACA students. The magazine features articles and updates from tutors, industry experts, ICAEW members and ICAEW staff. It exists to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to succeed throughout your ACA training and in your career.


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In the October edition:

Welcome to the October edition of Vital, in which we explore the impact technology is having on the role of the accountant. 

We hear from influential ICAEW Chartered Accountants who are currently working in a disruptive role or company, they discuss how the ACA qualification helps them in their role.  You can also discover our favourite apps and gadgets to make your everyday life easier. 

This issue also shares changes to the ACA qualification to maintain its relevance and mirror updates to the profession. One of the most recent developments would be the arrival of computer-based exams, we share top tips from ACA students and tutors and how we have updated skills within the ACA. 

Vital shares more top tips with you, including best practice when it comes to your online training file, what you need to know for your six-monthly reviews and advice for passing your Case Study exam. Hear from Jessica Bernadez chair and Louise Hollington vice-chair of the ICAEW Student Council on their achievements and aims for the future.

We love hearing from you, so please get in touch if you have any comments or thoughts using vital@icaew.com or tweet us using #VitalMag.

Read Sagar’s story

Sagar Kanakiya, ICAEW Chartered Accountant shares his story on how he became an accountant at the age of 20, as he shares his future plans, why he choose this career and tips for ACA students. He tells Vital “I noticed the pride in my Dad’s eyes when he talked about being a chartered accountant and the respect he earned as individuals trusted his judgement.”

Marie Lake - Vital Editor

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