You’re never too old to learn new things, and you are certainly never too old to consider switching careers to accounting. In fact, it is not uncommon to have a job in another aspect of business and commerce and find yourself itching to get your hands on the sharp end of the stick. Some people begin to have a fascination for how the figures dictate business strategy.
Myths about accounting being about number crunching and presenting accounts disappear as they realise they can be part of the team that tackles the big issues, thinking about how profitability can be built and maintained, then used for further growth and development.
If your current career path is taking you nowhere, what better place to be than in the beating heart of any organisation: its financial team!
Account and Finance Course
The choices that open up to you are numerous, as an Accounting and Finance course is a gateway to being a consultant, accounting auditor, tax professional, financial manager and analyst, to name but a few. The sort of organisations that employ accountants? Public companies, private companies, local authorities, hospitals, government departments, charities. you think of any type of organisation, they always need to manage their finances!
Of course, changing over to any new career is a leap of faith. But if anyone asks you why you got it wrong with your choice of career on leaving school or college, then you can always tell them that in fact, you got it right. You were building your skillset and experience before a career in accounting.
This is because one of the other big myths in accounting and finance is that all you need is good maths skills. In fact, modern day accounting relies on being work-smart in lots of ways that life experience can provide – like leadership and flexibility.
Technology and Communication
If you have built any level of competence in such things as technology and communications, then you have a bedrock for some of the more exciting developments in the financial sector. An accountant who can present and explain data well is going to shine!
Back in 2016, a survey by Standard Life and Research Now found that 54% of British people dreamed of changing career. This figure grew to 73% for 25 to 34-year-olds.
Were you one of them? Could this be the time to take the plunge?
To find out more about accounting courses at Mont Rose College in Ilford, and start your second (or first, or third) career in London, get in touch today.