Accountancy as a career

by Sara

Accountancy is the fastest growing area of business activity and also the universal language of commerce, underpinning economies the world over. If you are thinking of pursing a career in accountancy you will probably have a strong set of skills; the obvious number one skill will be maths, but paying attention to close details will also be an important requirement. Accountants and auditors will often receive very complex problems so if your speciality is problem solving, this could be the perfect career.

Accountancy may involve a great deal of responsibility. The ultimate decision will be yours as an accountant or financial officer. Accountants strive to ensure that trust is embedded in both the training and qualifications that define not only their profession, but also the individuals that choose accountancy as a career. Companies and individuals will rely on you as much as they would a lawyer, to maintain an incredible degree of accuracy due to intense scrutiny by tax officials for example. If you thrive working under pressure this indeed is a valuable advantage.

Accounting and finance qualifications can now open the door to a wide range of interesting and intellectually demanding job opportunities in businesses, specialist organisations and consultancies in the UK and overseas.

Here are a few topics you will learn when studying a BA accountancy degree:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Management Studies
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Marketing Principles and Practices
  • Strategic Management
  • Auditing
  • International Businesses
  • Taxation
  • Commercial Law for Businesses

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The bottom line is, people will always be interested in money so accountants will always have plenty of job opportunities. Best of luck!