Acca to Chartered Accountant

The ICAEW ACA gives you access to an international network of professionals

Established in 1880, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is one of the world’s leading professional accountancy institutes with over 154,000 members in 149 countries­1 and 6,000 Authorised Training Employers (ATEs) globally.

The ICAEW ACA is a highly recognised and respected qualification. It is one of the most advanced learnings and professional development programmes in the world.

As one of the founding members of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), ICAEW is part of a global professional community with 1.8 million chartered accountants and students around the world.

In Singapore, ICAEW has signed a Reciprocal Membership Agreement (RMA) with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)2. Without having to fulfil additional professional or educational requirements, an ICAEW member can apply for an ISCA membership and be conferred the CA (Singapore) designation, which is recognised as a mark of professional excellence and a pre-requisite to be a public accountant in Singapore.

The ICAEW ACA can take you further. As an ICAEW Chartered Accountant you can explore careers in:

- Audit & Assurance
- Business
- Forensic Accounting
- Tax
- Non-profit organisation
- Public Sector

Why City Academy?

  • City Academy specialises in, and only provide ICAEW qualification training
  • With a team of highly experienced tutors, we have consistently produced high pass rates for the ACA exams.
  • City Academy is an ICAEW Global Partner in Learning. We have conducted training not only to students, but also tutors in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.
Currently an ACCA graduate or student?
Don’t miss out on this limited period offer of fee waivers worth more than SGD900!
  • Certificate Level exemption fee: £72 per paper
  • Professional Level exemption fee: £103 per paper

ACCA students is eligible to enrol for the ICAEW ACA at any point of their studies and obtain Credit for Prior Learning (CPL, also known as exemptions) for some of the ICAEW ACA examination modules.

ACCA graduates who meet the CPL criteria only need to complete the last 3 advanced level papers to obtain the ICAEW ACA.

Terms and conditions apply.

50% off course fee!

Sign up for the ACA Advanced Level papers and save 50% off course fees with the Corporate Reporting (CR) and Strategic Business Management (SBM) bundle.

Course Fees before Discount: 5,200
CF after 2,600 (50%) Discount: 2,600
LM: 158 x 2 316
CN: 110 x 1 110
Total: SGD 3026
*does not include ICAEW Exam Fee

T&C: Total Fees does not include ICAEW Exam Fee.

CF: Course Fees

LM: ICAEW Question Bank and Work Book

CN: BPP Course Notes


To find out how you can advance in your studies and career with City Academy, call us now at +65 6742 0300

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Testimonials from City Academy’s students

"City Academy had been instrumental in my preparations for the ICAEW papers. The lecturers are knowledgeable and patient, and we have strong support from the staff.

There are also three crucial reasons why I would commend City Academy as my tuition of choice:

  1. The instructors focus on key topics that students are weaker in and attempt to achieve content mastery through rigorous practice.
  2. As speed is crucial in an ICAEW exam, we learnt numerous answering techniques, allowing us to communicate our answers effectively. 
  3. City Academy provides mock tests with feedback, allowing us to gauge our performance and work on our weaknesses. 

Thank you City Academy for your guidance and support!"

Gary LOW Yu Kai
SMU Bachelor of Accountancy 2020 (Summa Cum Laude)

“Thanks to the study boost provided by the tutors at City Academy, I managed to clinch an ICAEW examination award! City Academy’s tutors are highly approachable and helpful, and I'm glad to have benefitted under their tutelage.”

Lim Jia En
ICAEW Singapore Highest Achievement in Audit & Assurance 2018

“Thanks to City Academy's Strategic Business Management (SBM) revision class and my lecturer, Alan Lewin, I was able to achieve good results and was awarded the ICAEW Singapore's Highest Achievement in SBM (Advanced Level). City Academy provided me the best opportunity to obtain up to date knowledge of the SBM exam through Alan's coaching of examination techniques which was extremely valuable.”

Brendan Choong
ICAEW Singapore Highest Achievement in Strategic Business Management 2018

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Exemptions For ACCA Students And Affiliates
  • ACCA affiliates who have passed strategic option papers - Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) and Advanced Taxation (ATX) will be eligible for a maximum of 12 papers exemption from ICAEW examination. That means that there are only 3 papers at the advanced level that you must complete.
  • ACCA affiliates with ATX only will be eligible for 11 papers exemption.
  • ACCA affiliates with AAA only will be eligible for 10 papers exemption.
  • ACCA affiliates without AAA and ATX will be eligible for 9 papers exemption.

In summary: ACCA Associates with the following papers and the exemptions granted:
TX + ATX exempt TC
ATX exempt BPT
AAA exempt AA

For further information on ACCA exemptions please go to: