Becoming an accountant is a worthwhile career choice, and it can be very financially rewarding.
If you approach your ACCA studies with the right mind-set, you can vastly improve your chances of succeeding in your exams in the first sitting. Here are three quick tips for success with ACCA.
Get hands-on practice
Studying is very important, but something you won’t learn from books is what it’s actually like to be in an office, using real data from the day-to-day finances. To get a real grasp of the theory, get some practice: volunteer or find an internship to get yourself used to an accountant’s life in the workplace.
Revise from the very beginning
You’ll need to remember a lot of information about a very wide variety of topics, from tax to ethics – so you will have to be revising much more often than other courses. Return regularly to each topic to thoroughly familiarise yourself and save yourself time and stress when the exams begin.
Stay calm and get organised
ACCA can seem overwhelming, especially when you’re just starting out; there’s a lot of specialised vocabulary and complex concepts to get used to. The best way to manage this is to make a plan: create a schedule and stick to it, keep your notes detailed and tidy, and don’t forget to give yourself time to relax.
On top of this, you can always reach out for help: that’s what your tutors are there for! They’ll be more than happy to answer your questions, and there’s nothing quite like hearing from the experts.
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