Some countries in which I have lived have recognized my qualifications with open arms – hello Singapore and England! While in the late 1990s some countries faced protectionism and their own qualification chaos, they did not recognize my international qualifications – hello Canada – where there was a plethora of competing accounting bodies. Fortunately, although over the years it has been simplified in Canada, as far as I know. [Here`s a link about ACCA recognition in the U.S. someone asked after I posted] It should be noted that qualified ACA accountants can take their qualifications through international reciprocity agreements, but should be aware that Australia is using IFRS NORMES supported by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). ACCA arrived in China in the late 1980s and has significantly expanded its Chinese base in recent years. It has agreements with 41 Chinese universities, many of which are leaders in the financial and accounting disciplines and have an excellent academic reputation in a wider range of subjects. Among the most well-known institutions are Tsinghua University, Xiamen, the Central University of Finance and Economics, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Xi`an Jiaotong University and Sun Yat-Sen University. For example, the Association of International Professional Accountants (CIMA) has several offices around the world, so members can benefit from support and support, regardless of their territorial patterns. In addition, CIMA has entered into a mutual recognition agreement with CMA Canada, which grants members of both organizations mutual membership. In March 2014, the ACCA signed a strategic partnership agreement with the national audit firm of the Association of Accountants and Auditors of the United States (AAA) to help it develop a new charter accountant qualification across the country. The exams will take place jointly and successful graduates will acquire both accA and the new qualifications of the United Arab Emirates accountants, the UAECA (United Arab Emirates Chartered Accountant).
 Although the ACCA is recognized for legal tax purposes, it does not have an agreement with an audit firm in South Africa, while ICAEW, ICAS and CA Ireland have agreements with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. CPA Australia considers the “knowledge currency” of materials to be valid for a period of 10 years. This is consistent with standards of good practice for the recognition of prior knowledge. For prior learning to be considered, it must be a post-secondary education or an equivalent professional qualification completed within 10 years of application. The ACCA`s qualifications confer the designation of the secretary of the qualified company in Pakistan. The ACCA and the Institute of Local Legislative Accounting of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) offer partial recognition between them. How did I get direct recognition with the Australian CPA with my ACCA qualification? That`s what I did: I thought about it a lot. From a technical point of view, I imagine that I can now see a legal explanation. Ah, that`s it. Yes, everyone in the ACCA office who reads this has to resign themselves and bring us to this list — I have talked about it for 10 years.
But for me, technically, that`s the only thing I can imagine. What I have with CPA accreditation – which I haven`t even added to my LinkedIn profile – is greater recognition in Australia. Unfortunately, unless the qualification is localized, some think you bought it online from an unserious company – and they have no idea of the depth of the qualification – or the blood of sweat and tears that you put in the merit.