Starting a Career in Accounting

Are you interested in starting a career in accounting and finance but don’t know where to begin?

First Intuition has put together a selection of guidance resources and useful information to help you learn more about how to start a career in accounting and what to expect.

Starting a Career in Accounting

Are you interested in starting a career in accounting and finance but don’t know where to begin?

First Intuition has put together a selection of guidance resources and useful information to help you learn more about how to start a career in accounting and what to expect.

The below provides some helpful resources for starting a career in accounting and finance, including step by step guides. As well as advice from industry experts and links to register to live webinars with potential employers.

Accountancy careers – where do I start?

Accountancy is an increasingly popular choice for young adults looking for an interesting and rewarding career with excellent promotion prospects and earning potential. 2020 has shown that the finance sector is very resilient and gives better job security than many other career options.

Gareth John, Director of First Intuition where many aspiring finance leaders study for their accountancy qualification exams after leaving college, lays out his answers to some of the questions he is often asked by college students.

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Life after school or university

If you’re thinking about studying accountancy or have already started, you may be wondering where your qualification will lead. Surely dedicating a number of years, to what’s widely considered to be a challenging qualification to achieve, must lead to some really fantastic opportunities? Our Tutor, Ian Thoroughgood, looks at the different career options open to those with accountancy qualifications.

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Looking for your first job in accountancy and don’t know where to go?

If you are ready to take on the world of work and pursue a career in accountancy, then this article will give you some suggestions on how to get the wheels in motion!

Sometimes, it can be helpful to think about your approach before sending out multiple job applications.

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Careers in accountancy & finance

Due to accountants invaluable skillset, they work at all levels in organisations in every industry and country in the world. From ledger clerks in manufacturing businesses to management accountants in fashion retailers. Managing Partners in accountancy firms to Finance Directors of multinational companies. Or 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. Learn more about how to join this network of professionals.

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Accountancy Academy: online for 2021

Every year First Intuition centres across the country invite local students to come along to one of our FREE Accountancy Academies so to find out more about our industry and the careers available within it.

We always love meeting young people who are keen to find out more about the world of accountancy. Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, our Accountancy Academy is still going ahead.

Following on from last year’s successful online Accountancy Academy, this year’s event will also take place using our ‘Virtual Classroom’.

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Starting studying

Starting your studies towards a professional qualification can be really exciting, but also can be a little daunting. The following ‘5-Step guide’ to becoming an accountancy student’ is a must for anyone unsure of where to start!

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Stories from students who have changed their lives with an accountancy qualification…

Becca, Warren, and Vic are great examples of success that can be achieved with a career in accountancy (all without a degree)! We think these stories are an inspiration to aspiring young accountants.

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Apprenticeships

If you are ready to take on the world of work and pursue a career in accountancy, an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to get into employment. You can earn a salary whilst you continue to learn new specialist skills to help develop and progress your career. As an accountancy apprentice, you will finish your programme with an internationally recognised accountancy qualification. You will also receive an apprenticeship award to show employers your proven ability to perform a key finance job role.

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For more information on how to start your career in accounting and how First Intuition can help, take a look at our YouTube page or alternatively, you can contact your local First Intuition centre.

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