What a career in Accountancy looks like
02 Jun 20
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Do you enjoy numbers? Investigative work? Love solving puzzles and coming up with creative solutions? Then the world of accountancy could be the one for you.
A financial professional is the backbone of any commercial operation, not just accountancy firms. Since its invention, Accountants have been in demand, during economic crises and booms, they are necessary for every successful business.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released that there was a 3% increase in the number of adults seeking financial advice between August 2018 and the previous year. This rise is expected to be a continuing trend with economic shifts due to take place with Brexit. It is great news for the sector and for students who are due to graduate soon.
Today, Accountancy graduates are in high demand due to the transferable knowledge and key skills they have gained throughout their studies. There are a wide range of Accountancy graduate schemes available to recruit talented individuals. These schemes are typically on a two to four-year programme, which gives you a broad overview of a company combined with continued learning and development.
Your dream job could be working for a large prestigious company, such as Google or Apple, or perhaps you’ve got your eye on one of the reputable financial ‘Big Four’; Deloitte, Ernst & Young (E&Y), Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) or PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Our course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has gold status with the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Studying for the BA (Hons) Accountancy will give you a solid foundation to help you build your dreams and make them a reality. If you choose to put in the hard work, continue to learn and push yourself forward, the sky’s the limit for career progression.