At Mont Rose College in Ilford, we are committed to helping our students embark on a successful journey towards their chosen career. For many, this will be working as an accountant and will, therefore, start with our bachelor’s degree.
Although this is not a requirement for everyone who enters the field, it is necessary for those who plan to become a certified public accountant (CPA). Yet if this is only the first step, where do you go once you’ve begun the course?
Well, you follow these three steps.
1. Complete your BSC
Those planning on becoming a CPA will first need to complete their course and obtain the relevant qualifications. This will require committing to around three years of full-time study, passing all parts of the exam and working for a set number of hours under supervision. As you might imagine, this experience can be intensive. At the end of it, however, you will officially be classified as a certified public accountant, leaving you free and able to practice where and as you wish.
Before you officially graduate, we recommend securing an accounting internship or some other means of gaining experience to include on your CV. This will set you ahead of the competition when it comes to finding a professional position upon the completion of your degree. Armed with a well thought out and executed resume, you can begin applying for entry-level positions, knowing that you have the experience and qualifications necessary to succeed.
3. Look for continuing educational opportunities
If you are satisfied with the role that you secure and the position you occupy, you may feel happy to sit back and enjoy the ride, knowing that your hard work has paid off and helped you get to where you need to be.
However, this is not your only option. Most people will seek career progression and one of the best ways to achieve this is through earning a certification in a specialist subject or completing a master’s degree. Both will give you further areas of expertise to utilise, as well as setting you apart from other professionals who are otherwise on a par with you.
If you approach your career in the right way, qualifying as an accountant can open up boundless opportunities with executive level professionals earning up to 103,000 per year. Apply yourself today to reap the rewards and achieve your overarching aims.