If I become an accountant does that guarantee me a job?
Within the finance sector, Accountancy has been identified by Government as a scarce and priority skill. South Africa, currently it is estimated that there is a shortage of approx 20,000 accountants. There are extremely good job opportunities for accountants however it is up to the individual learner to display the competences in order to be successful in securing a job – the qualification opens the door but it is for the individual to display his/her skills.
Are accounting degrees globally recognized or are they country specific like a legal degree?
The ACCA qualification is a global qualification which is recognised in over 170 countries. Where there are country specific requirements around taxation and law, ACCA has adapted papers specifically developed to examine national tax and national law of that country.
Find out more about ACCA: http://www.accaglobal.com/