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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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ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Founded in 1880, we support more than 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries. Our members have successfully completed our qualification, the ACA.

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The ACA qualification

The ACA equips you with in-depth knowledge across finance, accountancy and business and is recognised by employers around the world. Our members hold influential positions in Mauritius.

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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.

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£128,300

average annual earnings of ICAEW Chartered Accountants in Europe*

* Source: ICAEW salary survey 2015

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More information

For more information on studying the ACA in Bulgaria, please contact our student support team:

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

Join us from another professional body

As a student there are exemptions available for up to 12 of the 15 ACA exams and these can be claimed by applying for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).

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As a member of another professional accountancy body, you may be eligible to join us through one of our reciprocal agreements.

Eligible professional bodies 

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.