Accountancy is a popular choice with experienced professionals looking to make a change in their careers. Whether your career trajectory just hasn’t quite gone as you planned or you’re feeling dissatisfied with your work, a career in accountancy could be just what you need.
Accounting can certainly seem an attractive prospect if you’re unhappy with your current career. It boasts a number of advantages, many of which are particularly appealing to people in the middle of their working lives. When you’ve got a mortgage and a family, job security and salary are important. Here’s what a career in accounting can offer you:
– Excellent salaries and benefits. Starting salaries for graduate accountants average around 25,000, quickly rising to around 90,000 after just five years of chartered accountancy experience.
– Job security. Out of the 100 global leading brands, 97% hire ICAEW chartered accountants; accountancy jobs will never be in short supply.
– Extensive career options. Accounting and finance degrees actually open up a huge variety of jobs to graduates. As well as simply becoming chartered accountants, qualified candidates can also become stockbrokers, tax advisers, audit specialists, analysts, bankers, purchasing advisers, and many more careers besides.
How long would it take to qualify?
How long it would take to train and qualify as a professional accountant depends on the qualifications you hold already, as well as the level you wish to train to. First, it’s important to figure out whether you intend to take time out of work to study full-time, and whether you can afford this option. Most people who change career choose to study part-time while working; this can usually lengthen the time it takes to train by a year or two, as you will be learning less material each term.
At Mont Rose College in Ilford, we offer a range of courses in accountancy from HNDs, which are the equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree, to full BSc undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance. We also offer a top up degree, which may suit candidates who already possess relevant qualifications, and can vastly cut down the length of time it takes to gain your new accounting qualification.
To learn more about your options in accountancy training with us, browse our courses or get in touch.