Can an ACCA get a job in Germany?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Mae Coffey



Can an ACCA get a job in Germany?

“Ich bin ein ACCA und ich möchte en Deutschland arbeiten. Ich kann auch deutsch auch sprechen "

If you can understand the above, you are "eligible" to get a job in Germany.

Otherwise, you can learn the German language first and then apply for a job.

The above answer is based on my own research. Please don't take my word for it as I may be wrong. Do your research too.

If possible. However, that will not be the whole truth. So let me tell you a few more facts about working in Germany before booking your air ticket.

Let's start by getting a job in Germany.

  1. Get the job
  • In Germany, the German language is considered an important skill. So much so that many of the job descriptions clearly list language as an eligibility criteria in the job description.
    • If you look at popular job sites (stepstone, monster, etc.), only 1 in 10 jobs would accept that the candidate speaks only English and has no knowledge of German.
    • This reduces the number of j
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If possible. However, that will not be the whole truth. So let me tell you a few more facts about working in Germany before booking your air ticket.

Let's start by getting a job in Germany.

  1. Get the job
  • In Germany, the German language is considered an important skill. So much so that many of the job descriptions clearly list language as an eligibility criteria in the job description.
    • If you look at popular job sites (stepstone, monster, etc.), only 1 in 10 jobs would accept that the candidate speaks only English and has no knowledge of German.
    • This reduces the number of jobs for which you are eligible. So statistically speaking, the chances of landing a job successfully are significantly reduced.
  • With that being said, you can land a job if you are highly qualified and apply very rigorously for a period of time after a series of rejections.
  • There are global corporations in the big cities that could make you an offer. Professionals can increase their chances of landing a job in Germany by learning valuable IT skills in their field. For accountants, that would be: data science, R, Python, etc.

2. Thrive in work and social life

  • Remember that the first language of communication in most workplaces is still German. You should perform efficiently at work with your colleagues who (in most cases) would be native German speakers. Not knowing the language can compromise your efficiency to perform at work and also slow down your career growth.
  • For a closer integration into German society, you will get a better and faster answer if you know German. Unless people know the language, life can be comparatively difficult. Since I knew the language, it was much easier for me to organize everything and obtain cooperation compared to other people with the same nationality and economic position.
  • As Germany is slowly opening up to attract highly qualified foreign professionals, as it is necessary for economic reasons, the language situation is slowly changing but takes time. Government offices in the city of Düsseldorf have adopted English as an official language and the new generation is embracing English as a second language in schools, but the overall transformation will take more time.
  • So if you aspire to work in Germany and assimilate into German society, you'd better learn the German language sooner rather than later.

This answer is still true for the DACH region as shown in the map in this answer.

Fun fact: the main German-speaking countries in the EU are Germany, Austria or Switzerland (and also a small part of Belgium).

I hope my answer helped you. Health!

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For for. It is not easy, there are many obstacles that you must overcome. Please check below one by one.

  1. Language B2 +
  2. Visa (job applicant visa if from outside the EU)
  3. You need a budget of 800+ Euros per month (in block ac)
  4. Once in Germany, find a job through all sources, not just the Internet.
  5. If you have a 6-month visa and you plan to live here more than 3 months, you must need the registration of the room contract.
  6. After receiving / receiving a job offer, send it to Auslanderbehorde / job center for permission to do that job
  7. Do not depend on just one job, as there is a high chance that Job Center can respond without any decision.
  8. Why without decision. They check t
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For for. It is not easy, there are many obstacles that you must overcome. Please check below one by one.

  1. Language B2 +
  2. Visa (job applicant visa if from outside the EU)
  3. You need a budget of 800+ Euros per month (in block ac)
  4. Once in Germany, find a job through all sources, not just the Internet.
  5. If you have a 6-month visa and you plan to live here more than 3 months, you must need the registration of the room contract.
  6. After receiving / receiving a job offer, send it to Auslanderbehorde / job center for permission to do that job
  7. Do not depend on just one job, as there is a high chance that Job Center can respond without any decision.
  8. Why without decision. They verify your two sets of applicants. 1. German if there is someone looking for this job. 2. EU applicant if there is someone looking for this particular job. If there are any and you are from outside the EU, then you are outside and will be rejected.
  9. Auslanderbehorde / Job Center also check whether you have found your new job in the same field of previous experience or not
  10. Your studies and profession must be the same as in any other country where you can demonstrate your skills and your learning experience for a new job and can get approved.
  11. The processing time of Ausländerbehorde / work center The evaluation time for the above criteria is from 2 months to 4 months.
  12. If you have a six month visa and you get a decision in 4 months, then it is nothing more than wasting money while you wait for your answer and live in the room.
  13. There are many factors and I tried to cover a few.
  14. Not least, check or find the JOB SUCCESS ratio for foreigners in Germany.
  15. Find the requested figure at point 14, the whole picture will become clear. Greetings
  16. The points mentioned above that I experienced myself ...

Yes. You can find work in Germany. However, as others have mentioned, I will emphasize on the obvious point:

  • You must have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in a reputable multinational.
  • You will need to apply for a job applicant visa. Given for six months. Which requires you to have a financing of about € 4000.
  • I'd say you need a master's degree. The bachelor's degree does not carry much weight in Germany, unless you have done exceptionally well in your professional field.
  • Do some deep research on the field you want to apply. Find out what the requirements are and what your possibilities are:
  • That is, if you are
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Yes. You can find work in Germany. However, as others have mentioned, I will emphasize on the obvious point:

  • You must have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in a reputable multinational.
  • You will need to apply for a job applicant visa. Given for six months. Which requires you to have a financing of about € 4000.
  • I'd say you need a master's degree. The bachelor's degree does not carry much weight in Germany, unless you have done exceptionally well in your professional field.
  • Do some deep research on the field you want to apply. Find out what the requirements are and what your possibilities are:
  • That is to say, if you are dedicated to the hotel industry, mechanics like the field, your command of German is of the utmost importance. So even if the German embassy gives you a job seeker visa, they will not evaluate you for the type of job you are applying for.
  • Know that with the exception of labor-short industries, the pecking order is German citizens, then EU citizens, and then foreigners. Therefore, your chances of being hired would be slim.
  • Know that small scale industries are very restrictive in hiring. They have various preferences when it comes to hiring because they have fewer employees and cannot afford to hire and fire as easily as multinational companies. Foreigners who have not studied in Germany or who have been in Germany for a long time would not be preferred.
  • Even if you have studied or lived in Germany, your priority is to hire a German citizen. Since it is easy for them to communicate and understand each other.
  • SMEs represent 50% of the job market in Germany.
  • Labor laws are very strict in Germany. Therefore, hiring someone without proper knowledge of their competition is difficult for SMEs. They don't want to go through a tedious visa process only to let you go in a year or so.

One last thing, DO NOT FAKE YOUR CV / CV. I cannot stress enough on this point. Recently while talking to a friend of mine. He was telling me about three resumes of job seekers in Germany, they were very identical. Please do not do that. Regardless of whether you apply in Germany or India.

You think it's okay, but not only would it ruin your chances of being hired, it would ruin the image of others applying for the jobs in the country.

They may also hire you, but in a few months you will know how difficult it is to get the job done. In a few years, don't be surprised if they let you go.

Being extremely honest, the chances of that happening are extremely low. Put yourself in the shoes of an Irish company.

  1. Why would a company sponsor someone's work visa year after year when local talent would be just as sufficient?
  2. Given the pandemic, most governments / private will have a greater need to hire locals.
  3. Due to the pandemic, travel restrictions are likely to prevail, which is a daunting factor for any company's hire deadlines.
  4. A chartered accountant who studied in Ireland may find it difficult to find employment. International candidates will only be sought if local talent is not
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Being extremely honest, the chances of that happening are extremely low. Put yourself in the shoes of an Irish company.

  1. Why would a company sponsor someone's work visa year after year when local talent would be just as sufficient?
  2. Given the pandemic, most governments / private will have a greater need to hire locals.
  3. Due to the pandemic, travel restrictions are likely to prevail, which is a daunting factor for any company's hire deadlines.
  4. A chartered accountant who studied in Ireland may find it difficult to find employment. International candidates will only be sought if local talent does not match expectations (a rare possibility)
  5. I assume you have no work experience. For a company, there is not a great value for money in hiring you, because the latest skill sets are almost nil. The company realizes that it will have to invest in you for long-term profits. With the current situation in the world, most companies want employees that fit like a glove. Much more difficult for an international candidate, of course!

All in all, it is quite difficult at this stage. But there are a few ways to land in Ireland, so don't be discouraged.

Way # 1 AKA Get Local Qualification - A friend of mine and I started our ACCA journey in India together. He failed the first few jobs and was quite disheartened. He even considered giving up ACCA entirely. He decided to apply for admission to a Dublin-based university for his master's degree. Having completed that, you are successfully working at a Dublin based accounting firm and working towards your ACCA degree.

Way # 2: Complete your ACCA qualification and start working for a company in India with links to Ireland. Stand out in your work here, impress the people there, and hopefully work towards a global transfer. In this way, it has shown that it adds value to the organization and the company considers it worthy of being sponsored with a work visa.

Students or people who plan to develop a better career and live abroad can opt for ACCA's online courses. It is probably the best option as it gives you the ability to pursue different business aspects. The ACCA course fees are nominal, but the certification will help you reach a new level in your career. ACCA is better for you to study and pursue a career in foreign countries, as it not only limits you to being an accountant, but also to taking advantage of other professional designations. Some of the other professional designations you can pursue with ACCA certification in foreign countries

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Students or people who plan to develop a better career and live abroad can opt for ACCA's online courses. It is probably the best option as it gives you the ability to pursue different business aspects. The ACCA course fees are nominal, but the certification will help you reach a new level in your career. ACCA is better for you to study and pursue a career in foreign countries, as it not only limits you to being an accountant, but also to taking advantage of other professional designations. Some of the other professional designations that you can earn with ACCA certification in foreign countries are financial planner, management consultant, and others.

In most countries, you can also opt for audit engagements where ACCA has authority. In recent years, the scope of ACCA's professional qualification opportunities has grown to impeccable levels. The rise of multinational companies around the world is now sparking ACCA certification needs, and professionals are leveraging it to build on a fruitful career in foreign countries. Large multinational companies are looking for financial experts to help them maintain their financial aspects of the business. This will eventually help companies meet the various growth and globalization requirements of the economy. The ACCA course is in great demand around the world for its professional benefits, as most major companies require ACCA qualification documents on their CV to welcome them on board. Therefore,

ACCA turns 111 years old. That's great. It is not like this?

In a recent survey, 89% of employers think ACCA is a world-class organization. Wow, that means ACCA can get a job easily.

Currently, there are 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries associated with the ACCA body.

ACCA stands for Association for Chartered Certified Accountant. ACCA is the global professional accountancy body that offers the qualification of Certified Public Accountant. The organization was formed on November 13, 1904. Its headquarters are in London. ACCA but operates through a network of more than 100 offices and centers and

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ACCA turns 111 years old. That's great. It is not like this?

In a recent survey, 89% of employers think ACCA is a world-class organization. Wow, that means ACCA can get a job easily.

Currently, there are 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries associated with the ACCA body.

ACCA stands for Association for Chartered Certified Accountant. ACCA is the global professional accountancy body that offers the qualification of Certified Public Accountant. The organization was formed on November 13, 1904. Its headquarters are in London. ACCA, but it operates through a network of more than 100 offices and centers and more than 7,300 approved employers worldwide, providing employee development.

Leo Lee Chi Ming is the president and Helen Brand is the executive director of the organization.

Who is a Chartered Certified Accountant?

A member of the ACCA organization is known as a chartered chartered accountant. A chartered certified accountant is a profession in the field of finance and accounting.

The professional is responsible for

1. Audit of financial records

2. Investigation of financial anomalies

3. Financial forecast

4. Develop and maintain financial systems.

How to become a Chartered Certified Accountant?

The Certified Public Accountant course is basically a 3-year course in which a person needs to have practical work experience with studies. The qualification has been divided into 2 levels: basic level qualification and professional level qualification. Upon completion of the basic level, a person will receive a Diploma in Accounting and Business and can advance further with the ACCA qualification. The exam pattern in ACCA is convenient, the student can take only one exam in three months and can choose the subjects accordingly

Syllable

There are currently a total of 13 exams in the course. Exceptions are also available for some themes.

Find subjects included in the ACCA qualifications below:

  1. Level of applied knowledge: 3 exams consisting of

a) AB - Business Accountant

b) MA - Management accounting

c) FA - Financial accounting

2. The level of Applied Skills: 6 exams consisting of

a) LW - Corporate and Commercial Law

b) PM - Performance Management

c) TX - Taxation

d) FR - Financial information

e) AA - Audit and assurance

f) FM - Financial management

3. The strategic professional level: six exams consisting of

Two required jobs:

a) SBL - Strategic Business Leader

b) SBR - Strategic Business Reports

4. Four optional jobs, of which two must be selected:

a) AFM - Advanced Financial Management

b) APM - Advanced Performance Management

c) ATX - Advanced taxes

d) AAA - Advanced Audit and Assurance

ACCA India

In India, ACCA rating has been introduced since last 2 years. In India, the Chartered Public Accountant does not have the right to a statutory audit. An ACCA India has no signature power of authority and therefore cannot sign audit reports or practice the audit by creating its own firm. ACCA India can practice auditing in the UK. The exam procedures are the same all over the world, as everything is done online. ACCA trains you in the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and these are not yet mandatory in India. India follows its own different set of accounting and reporting standards.

Although ACCA is not as famous in India as CA, but rather aspirants who want to pursue their career outside of India, can you think of ACCA as a good option?

Germans are very strict when it comes to educational requirements. A graduation abroad is always worth less than a (oh, very good) German education, no matter which Mittelstand company you approach. Furthermore, German accounting laws have some fundamental differences from Anglo-Saxon accounting.

However, larger companies desperately need German-speaking accountants who are familiar with IFRS and common law models.

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ACCA is not known on the German market and practically no university in Germany offers ACCA courses. If you plan to study ACCA in Germany to begin with, there will be no tuition providers for you. Second, you will have to study on your own. Both options, there will be no attached scholarship.

Yes, it is possible and sometimes enough. I have received international job offers only with ACCA.

However, it also helps if you have an internationally recognized MBA and post-qualification experience. The qualification alone may not be sufficient for most international jobs.

It also depends on the sector, the country and the job function. ACCA is a finance and accounting department, but MBA helps you appreciate and manage business beyond accounting.

Today the ACCA course is equivalent to CA, however the CA grade is a bit difficult to pass.

ACCA is a globally recognized course that many reputable multinational companies hire even partially qualified ACCAs. He works as a management consultant, financial planner, etc.

Based on your knowledge, skills and experience, you will also get a part-time job.

I hope it helps you.

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