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Chartered accountancy from any degree discipline

Students from degree disciplines such as engineering, philosophy, law, history and modern languages can all qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in three years. Graduates do not require a finance-related degree or even maths at A-level to start their rewarding career as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Alistair Higson, Finance Analyst at British Airways explains the appeal of the graduate route to the ACA qualification.

How to become an accountant with a different degree?

Many graduates are wondering whether they can become a chartered accountant from any degree discipline. With the ICAEW chartered accountancy qualification, students complete professional skills development, exams, ethics learning and a range of work experience in one or more areas of insolvency, accounting, taxation, audit, financial management or information technology. Together, these provide the technical expertise, professional skills and practical experience that are required to become a respected and trusted business adviser. 

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Why graduates from different degree disciplines choose a career in chartered accountancy.

  1. It is prestigious and opens up a wide variety of rewarding career options.
  2. It can provide a range of international job opportunities and travel.
  3. ICAEW Chartered Accountants can often command more senior roles and higher salaries than their colleagues with other qualifications.
  4. The ICAEW chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, is recognised as a world-leading qualification.
  5. ICAEW Chartered Accountants lead and manage many of the top businesses around the world. 

Contact us if you would like to help inspire the next generation of ICAEW Chartered Accountants. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of offering ICAEW chartered accountancy training in your organisation and recruit top candidates from any degree discipline.