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ACA training in Russia

If you are based in Russia you can qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant whether you are a school-leaver, a university graduate, or if you have other professional qualifications or experience (such as ACCA or CIMA). Many students start their journey by studying the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB), before going on to complete the ACA qualification.

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ICAEW CFAB

ICAEW CFAB is a globally-recognised qualification in finance, accounting and business. It is open to everyone and can be studied independently or via a tuition provider.

It is formed of six exam modules covering topics including assurance, law and tax. The exams can be completed in any order and are assessed via computer-based assessment at a local exam-centres. As you pass each module, ICAEW will send you a certificate of achievement.

ICAEW CFAB can be achieved in 12 months. Upon completion, you will receive your ICAEW CFAB qualification certificate. 

Read more about ICAEW CFAB

First steps to qualifying as a chartered accountant

The six exam modules which form ICAEW CFAB are also the Certificate Level exams of the ACA qualification.

After completing ICAEW CFAB you can register to study the ACA and complete the remaining nine ACA exams and additional ACA requirements to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

The ACA qualification

You can study the ACA as a school leaver, graduate or if you have other professional qualifications or experience (such as ACCA or CIMA).

If you have completed ICAEW CFAB you can progress on to the ACA, meaning you have fewer exams to sit as you have already completed the Certificate Level modules.

How is the ACA structured?

Full ACA training is available in Russia for those who have achieved a secondary school diploma. It combines 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.

Exams

Certificate level exams are held in St Petersburg and Moscow. All other exams for the ACA held in Russia 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


Credit for prior learning 

If you hold an accounting or business related degree or a professional accountancy qualification that you completed in Russia, 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

Russian Auditor Qualification Certificate 

All applicants who have gained the Russian Auditor Qualification Certificate from The United Certification Commission (UCC) as of 1 July 2016 are eligible to apply for up to six free exemptions from the ACA Certificate Level exams.

Check our credit directory to see what credits are available for the Auditor Qualification Certificate.

Find out more about UCC 

£128,300

average annual earnings of ICAEW Chartered Accountants in Europe*

* Source: ICAEW salary survey 2015

More information

For more information on studying the ACA in Russia contact: russia@icaew.com.

Alternatively, 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

ICAEW Careers on Facebook 

Like ICAEW Careers on Facebook to see regular updates on events and news on ICAEW activity in Russia, including forthcoming business games.

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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