1. See the world:
Work around the world in any of the 181 countries ACCA is recognised in.
2. Become a sought after professional:
Accounting is an in demand profession; it is the third most sought after profession; with accountants ranking at the top of the list with other professionals such as Lawyers.
3. Provide direct value:
You can drive organisational results through analysing numbers.
4. Be highly employable:
Employment rates for accountants are stable even during difficult economic conditions.
5. Have job security:
According to Info Corner accounting is one of the top ten safest jobs. Everyone needs accountants!
6. Enjoy your work:
An Accountemps survey shows that 7 out of 10 accountants would stick with their job if they could go back in time and choose a different career.
7. Get paid well:
Accounting can be financially rewarding. According to Payscale, the average salary for an entry level accountant in the UK is £24,792, and £29,014 in London.
8. Improve your thinking skills:
Accounting is academically and mentally rewarding. A survey by Robert Half reveals that 41% of accountants love their jobs because it allows them to solve problems.
9. Have options:
Accountants are required in all sectors from the corporate sector to the financial sector and many industries from fashion to education.
10. Choose from various roles:
When you become a qualified accountant you can do everything from managing a company’s expenses to solely doing taxes. Examples of roles you can start with are Accounts Assistant, Junior Financial Analyst, Junior Accountant, and Audit Associate.