Kickstart your career in accounting and finance

Kickstart your career in accounting and finance

Are you wanting to kickstart your career in accounting and finance? Are you unsure of where to start? Don’t worry!

The current accounting and finance industry offers stability, growth, and a whole bunch of opportunities.

Luckily for you, there are more ways than one to get into the world of accounting and finance – and we’ve explored them, so you don’t have to.

Education is key

A strong educational background is a great starting point for a career in accounting and finance.

If you’re opting to go to university, choosing an accounting, finance or a business degree is the best way to go.

Some businesses will hire based on the choice and grade of your degree, others may seek additional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT.

You can find out more about these courses, and which one is right for you, here.

Freak in the Excel sheets

Excel Sheets remains a crucial tool in the accounting profession, take that from recruiters who know!

Being up to speed with advanced functions, formulas, and data analysis tools is essential and will really stand out to employers in the industry.

You can do this by watching YouTube videos, reading information online, completing online courses and so much more.

Organisation is power

Accountants are known to juggle multiple tasks and projects, often working to strict deadlines. Having strong organisational skills will help you manage your workload efficiently, prioritise tasks effectively and meet deadlines – particularly towards the end of the financial year.

If you’re interviewing for a role to get into the industry, having real-life examples of times you’ve demonstrated exceptional organisation, will work in your favour.

Accountants juggle multiple tasks and projects, often with strict deadlines. Strong organisational skills will help you:

  • Manage your workload efficiently
  • Prioritise tasks effectively
  • Meet deadlines, especially during peak periods like the end of the financial year

Practical magic

Practical experience is invaluable in accounting, and as much as it bugs us in recruitment, some businesses want you to have hands-on experience.

You can gain this through a number of ways:

  • Internships and placements
  • Entry-level positions
  • Volunteering

At Glu, we recruit for a number of different accountancy and finance roles, from entry-level and senior-level roles.

If you’re looking for advice on how to get into the industry, get in touch with us today.

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