CAREER DECISIONS FOR NEWLY QUALIFIED ACA’S

Think about what you might like to achieve in the next 3 to 5 years, set a plan for your career progression and consider the direction you might need to take in order to achieve your ambitions.

Should I stay in practice or move into industry?

As a newly-qualified accountant you may be thinking about a move into industry or remaining in practice.

During your training, you are likely to have gained an understanding of a broad range of companies operating in a variety of sectors.

Think about what you might like to achieve in the next 3 to 5 years, set a plan for your career progression and consider the direction you might need to take in order to achieve your ambitions.

PRACTICE OR INDUSTRY?

A potential move from practice to industry can enable you to broaden your experience and utilise your skill set to help your employer maximise profits and improve efficiency.

A career in practice accounting offers a great deal of client exposure, opportunities for business networking and allows you to further refine your technical skills. If you decide to move into industry you can benefit from developing close working relationships with your team, both inside and outside of the finance department – enabling you to make a direct impact as the business grows. You will also benefit from gaining experience in an operational accountancy role.

An experienced finance consultant can help you ascertain the options available to you by discussing your skills, attributes and the types of roles within practice/industry that might be best suited to you.

A quality recruiter will have a strong network of credible accountancy contacts, offering you exposure and representation with employers that can really help to drive your career forward, whether that’s in practice or industry.

You want to work for an employer that’s really going to bring you on from a professional perspective, but you also need to demonstrate that you have what it takes as an accountant – bringing commercial insight and a whole lot more to your next employer.

Be realistic about your career objectives and take time to invest in the process, your next move could be life-changing.

For your next move as a newly qualified accountant, speak to a BMC Finance consultant today – please contact BMC Finance on 0191 303 9298 or email enquiries@bmcrecruitmentgroup.com