ACA Exams

5 April 2010 - 7:47pm

Hi

Can anyone give me some information as to when you will take your ACA exams? Is it laid out like University with 3 around Christmas and then 3 in the summer? Also if I wanted to get a headstart in studying for some of these exams where can I find information regarding this?

9 July 2014 - 4:37pm

I mean business unit as in LTT, LMT, Banking etc within assurance.

In terms of pre reading log in to your embark and its under the professional qualifications heading. https://www.ukembark.pwc.com/Public/default.aspx

9 July 2014 - 9:16am

Do you mean what line of service? I'm in assurance. So far we have yet to be handed out any info about the time-table in detail. The only syllabus i could find is the one found on the icaew. Which pre-readings are you referring to? Do you have any links? I read on some posts that it is best not to do much beforehand as you can easily deviate from the syllabus and some said that the course is intense enough for anyone who puts in the effort to understand.

8 July 2014 - 6:59pm

Hi, Im also due to start at PwC in September and also have never studied any accounting before. I think the only way we can prepare is to go through the pre reading on Embark. Have you found out which business unit your in yet? :)

8 July 2014 - 6:46pm

Hi, Im also due to start at PwC in September and also have never studied any accounting before. I think the only way we can prepare is to go through the pre reading on Embark. Have you found out which business unit your in yet? :)

5 July 2014 - 4:49pm

Hi This thread is very useful as it keeps coming in the top results in google so congratulations for the traffic. With regards to the ACA at PwC, I am supposed to start in september. Can I prepare in any way or should i do something beforehand? I'm a bit scared if i'm going to cope as I never had accounts before...

4 March 2013 - 4:02pm

Hello, I was wondering how many people on average there are in each exam sitting? Thanks

26 February 2012 - 4:28pm

Hello I would like to know whether anyone has ever done the Audit & Assurance application module via self study. I mean no course taken from BPP or Kaplan but using only the ICAEW materials to study for the exams? Please let me know if anyone has ever done that or if you guys think its possible or not? Many thanks

6 July 2010 - 3:41pm

I think the best advice (especially if you haven't done any accountancy before) is go through all the pre course reading thoroughly. The accounting and tax can be quite a culture shock if you have never studied it before. Kaplan are used to people struggling and will even announce when you are doing the most difficult/worst day. Girls have been known to cry.......but pretty much everyone passes and a year later when it's all soooo familiar you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. Stay cool.

2 July 2010 - 1:52pm

Hi, I'm also starting the ACA course at a Big 4 firm in September and i was just wondering if you did do any extra reading outside the pre course work? I've been thinking about doing some but i'm thinking it might be a waste of time. Cheers

15 April 2010 - 5:27pm
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Thanks tutor for the incredible insight into the courses and exams structure...much appreciated. Thought you could give me a weather forecast as well...never mind!

The wedding is taking place in the Indian Ocean...so i guess it will be sometime in late June then. :)