Careers in Accountancy & Finance

Are you or someone you know considering a career in accountancy and finance?

Accountants work at all levels in organisations in every sector, every industry and every country in the world. From ledger clerks in manufacturing businesses, to management accountants in fashion retailers, to trainee auditors working for local practices. From Managing Partners in accountancy firms to Finance Directors of multinational companies. From Directors of Merchant Banks to Chief Financial Officers of global charities. Few other professions offer the same incredible breadth of opportunity as achieving an accountancy qualification can. The most trusted professional advisers to business are accountants.

 

Careers in Accountancy

Careers in Accountancy & Finance

Are you or someone you know considering a career in accountancy and finance?

Accountants work at all levels in organisations in every sector, every industry and every country in the world. From ledger clerks in manufacturing businesses, to management accountants in fashion retailers, to trainee auditors working for local practices. From Managing Partners in accountancy firms to Finance Directors of multinational companies. From Directors of Merchant Banks to Chief Financial Officers of global charities. Few other professions offer the same incredible breadth of opportunity as achieving an accountancy qualification can. The most trusted professional advisers to business are accountants.

 

Every year First Intuition centres across the country invite local students at school, college and university to come along to one of our Accountancy Summer Schools to find out more about the accountancy profession and the careers available within it.

To make sure that aspiring accountants could still get the information they need to explore their career options during lockdown, we recently ran an online accountancy and finance summer school. Around 800 young adults registered to attend and we recorded the sessions for those who couldn’t join us live.  These videos below cover all the questions you might have and we hope that they help inform your career decisions.

Session one

This session covered entry routes into careers in accountancy, some of the key job roles and major professional qualifications including speakers from the AAT and ICAEW.

Session two

In Session Two we took a deeper dive into some common entry-level positions with some interactive exercises.

Session three

Here we talked about the crucial transferable skills required in a career in accountancy, and how you may already be able demonstrate some of them.

Session four

In Session Four we looked at CV-writing tips and interview advice for finding and getting your first role in finance.

To find out more about your local summer school please contact your nearest centre here.

Why choose AAT/ Why become an accountant

Struggling to decide why you want to become an Accountant? Unsure if you should choose to study with AAT? Join CEO and Tutor Gareth John and AAT Distance Learning Tutor Rhian Owen as they discuss the tasks you can expect as an accountant and the benefits of studying with AAT.

Stories from students who have changed their lives with the AAT qualification…

Becca, Warren and Vic are great examples of the success that can be achieved using increasingly common non-traditional career paths into professional accountancy. A degree is no longer a requirement to starting and building a rewarding career in finance, and hasn’t been for quite a while!

We think these stories are an inspiration to aspiring young accountants.  If you are wondering how far they can go without a degree…all the way!

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STARTING FROM SCRATCH?

Studying towards a professional qualification can seem confusing when you first start.  That’s why we have created some handy guides below to help you get off on the right foot.

Students Guide

There is often a misconception that working in accounts involves a lot of maths & figures, however there is more to being an accountant than sitting at a desk with a calculator all day!  Read our student brochure here.

Getting started

Read our 5-Step guide to becoming an accountancy student here.

Qualification pathways

See our qualification guides – these clearly set out the structure and focus of each qualification we offer.

Need a hand?

With FI you are never on your own. Arrange to speak with one of our experts.

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