As a newly qualified accountant, you have a number of options available to you upon qualification if you are continuing your career working in commerce and industry.
Deciding on which key path you would like to take is dependent on how you see your career developing, the field you are interesting in pursuing as well as your own skills and attributes.
“As a newly-qualified accountant, understanding the different career paths available and identifying which area your skills set is most suited to can help when planning your accounting career” says Richard Boyd, Associate Director of Accountancy Recruitment at Robert Walters.
As a newly-qualified accountant, understanding the different career paths available and identifying which area your skills set is most suited to can help when planning your accounting career.
Five key career paths – which path is right for you?
- Internal Audit
- Management Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Group Accounting
- Business Analysis / Commercial Analysis
Deciding which path will be the most suitable for you after qualifying can be quite a challenge. Therefore, determining your career objectives during the early stages of your profession is important as each option can lead you onto a different road.
For instance, if you’re aware that you want to be a financial director in the next five years then following an audit management accounting and group accounting path could be your best options to begin the journey.
“Whether you are looking to unfold a long-term career objective or simply looking to gain experience in the short term before determining what your next role will be, newly-qualified accountants are encouraged to be open-minded about the opportunities available”
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