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ACA training in Bulgaria

Graduates, school leavers and those with other professional qualifications or experience (such as ACCA or CIMA) can study for the ACA in Bulgaria. While the minimum academic entry requirement is two A levels, or the international equivalent, you don’t need a background in business or finance.

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What is ICAEW?

ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We were founded in 1880 and support more than 147,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries around the world.

Our members work in organisations in every industry and are on the boards of 78% of FTSE 100 companies. Our ACA qualification is recognised internationally and required by many finance and accountancy firms.

What we do:

  • Ensure the highest professional standards.
  • Promote, develop and support ICAEW Chartered Accountants.
  • Share expertise to advance the accountancy and finance profession.

£128,300

average annual earnings of ICAEW Chartered Accountants in Europe*

* Source: ICAEW salary survey 2015

How is the ACA structured?

Full ACA training is available in Bulgaria and consists of four essential elements:

  1. exams,
  2. practical work experience,
  3. professional development and
  4. ethics and professional scepticism.

Together, these four elements give you the expertise and added-value skills that help define a chartered accountant. You must successfully complete all four elements to complete the ACA qualification and become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Credit for prior learning

If you hold an accounting or business related degree or a professional accountancy qualification that you completed in Bulgaria, you may be eligible to exemption from some of the ACA exams.

Check our credit directory  to see if your university or degree course means you can apply for credit for some of the exam modules. 

Read more about applying for credits

Exams

In Bulgaria exams are held in Sofia and all exams must be pre-booked. Details of the exam venue will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the examination date.

Tuition providers

A number of providers offer ACA tuition in a variety of delivery methods around the world and online.

Read a full list of ACA tuition providers

Costs of studying the ACA

There are a number of fees associated with completing the ACA and qualifying as a ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Read a breakdown of the costs 

More information

If you have any questions regarding your application, ICAEW’s student support helpline will be able to help you:

Student Support Team
+44 (0)1908 248 250
studentsupport@icaew.com

Events

ICAEW is involved with events all over the world to share experiences of what a career in chartered accountancy offers and to provide advice on the different routes available to qualify.

Find an event near you

Are you a member of another professional body?

If you are a member of another professional accountancy body you may be able to join ICAEW through one of its reciprocal agreements.

Training internationally

If you want to train for the ACA in another country, you must ensure you are entitled to work in that country. It is your responsibility to understand what work visa you need and how to secure one. ICAEW cannot support you in this process, but your potential employer might be able to offer advice.

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