So, you’re interested in becoming an Accountant (why else would you be reading this article?). By now, you probably know a little bit about Accounting
and how you can get qualified as an Accountant
, and we’re going to explore some of the top reasons that you should consider a career in Accounting!
Without further ado, here are our top reasons to become an Accountant:
Choice of Location
A career as an Accountant isn’t location dependent, meaning you can pretty much find a job anywhere you like. I know what you’re thinking, yes most jobs in Accounting will be based at an Accountancy firm or in the form of an in-house role at any business, but this doesn’t have to be based in the UK, or even Europe for that matter. This possibility increases if you are also a member of the AAT
, as their certificates are recognised globally in over 90 countries!
You can even go one step further by becoming a self-employed
Accountant - this way you can work for who you want, where you want and when you want.
Pick Your Industry!
All businesses and organisations need people who work in finance on the books, whether that be in-house or an external firm. What this means for those of you aspiring Accountants is the luxury of choice! The beauty industry needs Accountants. The construction industry needs Accountants. The technology industry needs Accountants. Believe it or not, Accountancy firms need Accountants.
What’s more is you, of course, aren’t tied down to one industry just because you’ve spent a number of years there, at the end of the day Accounting is Accounting and those skills will transfer to any industry.
Whenever you have a career that you love, you will likely have a great sense of job satisfaction. However, with Accounting, it can sometimes be just that bit better. You could spend your time helping people and businesses who are struggling and need professional assistance with their finances. You could help small, local businesses better manage their finances and see their fortunes turn around into success.
Accountants have a unique and sought-after skill set that is needed in any form of business or venture, and that includes charities. As a qualified Accountant
, you can offer up your services for free to help out local charities or positive causes you believe in.
A Degree Isn’t Required
One of the biggest perks of choosing Accounting as your career is that you don’t need to possess a degree! We’re all aware of how long it takes to complete a university degree, and let’s not forget the price tag that comes with it.
Qualifying as an Accountant doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg and with the right training provider, you can become fully qualified
by studying 100% online. This means you can complete the training at times that suit you (even around your current work schedule) and do it from the comfort of your own home.
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