- April 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm
I’m looking to begin studying for the F4 exam but am unsure what exam I should sign up for and therefore what resources I should be using. I’ve checked the ACCA website and there is little clarification provided. I’m based in Ireland and the exam centres providing the on demand exam offer both the English and global versions of the exam. Apparently there is also an Irish variant so I’m unsure which one I should take and the implications of taking (or not taking) one or the other. I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide some clarity on this.
Thanks!April 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm
I’m by no means an expert in the provision of online exams but my simple mind thinks that there should be little / no problems with you exam centre having an Irish variant available
But, as I say, I’m no expert and if that variant is not available, so be it
Which variant to choose?
You say that you are based in Ireland. Where do you see your future? If it’s in Ireland, I can think of no good reason why you shouldn’t take the Irish variant
If your ambitions lie across the Irish Sea in the UK (or even in the north of your island) then the English variant is the one for you
But if you’re looking further afield, maybe Global variant would be more appropriate
The choice really depends on where you feel you are likely to be working as a qualified accountant
Has that helped?
Incidentally, F4 no longer exists as a name for the ACCA’s law exam – it’s now simply the LW paper
OK?May 2, 2020 at 10:23 am
So let’s say if I am based in the UK I should choose an English variant. If my situation in few years time change and I will relocate would I need to re-take it again and do the eGlobal variant as well?May 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm
No, the English variant tends to be generally acceptable around the world
IF you see your future in England, then it’s English variant for you
Ireland? Irish variant
Anywhere else? Probably global variant
If you choose Irish or global and then relocate to England, you will need to take English law and UK taxation papers if you wish to hold a practicing certificate
Is that any clearer?
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