Route to CA
This is a question that many aspiring CAs face. Your choice can affect the direction your career takes.
To qualify as a CA, there are two main routes: the traditional auditing route or the more recent financial management option. Both enable you to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. The difference lies in which one best suits your career plans.
If you are interested in public practice, specialising in areas such as auditing and tax, then you should consider doing your training contract at an accounting firm. The auditing route separates you from the businesses you serve, but exposes you to different clients.
This route gives you a broad range of career options and your training is completed in a commercial environment. You are placed inside the company you work for, and are presented with all the challenges of building and running a successful business – in industries from banking and insurance to manufacturing and mining.
If the financial management route interests you, then consider Investec.