how-to-get-into-the-accountancy-professionThank you so much for an interesting page, may you please advise how I can market myself in a Finance industry? Currently am doing Sales and my passion is to work and get experience in Finance Field.

how-to-get-into-the-accountancy-profession-answersTo work in finance you will usually need a qualification, or at least to be taking training towards a professional qualification.

The usual route is that you select the type of accountancy you want to do, whether you want to be a chartered accountant, who usually works in auditing, or you would prefer to be a cost and management accountant, who works in more general management. Or another type of accountancy work.

The situation may be different in your country, I don’t know where you are from so can’t give specific advice.

Neither do I know what your aspirations are in the field, or your age or educational attainments. So I can’t determine if you are considering becoming an accountant or an accounts clerk. I don’t know where you live, so what kinds of employments are open to you.

You need to talk to someone in the field in your country, I would suggest the nearest technical or commercial college, or an online search will help.
Once you understand how the profession works, and what level you would be able to enter at, it is usual to be working in the field and studying part time, either evenings or day release. Many firms will operate a system of this kind

This is the global website for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

“CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. Our unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success”

And this is the site for Chartered Accountants.

“ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that develops and supports more than 146,000 members worldwide. We provide our members with knowledge and guidance, and ensure ICAEW Chartered Accountants are meeting the highest ethical and technical standards. As financial experts we act in the public interest offering insights into business and the economy that help to shape government policy and regulation.”

There will be other organisations, this is not my area of expertise. Please use the internet for research, and speak to someone in the field.


How to get into the Accountancy Profession — 19 Comments

  1. Iam a ugandan doing a CPA course at the moment. Can I pursue a masters degree after that or is it a must I should have a bachelor’s degree? Thank you

    • Yes;Because the accounting profession is interesting field of profession which every body can learn from the simple Book keeping text and every body can not run his business without the lesson.

    • Ofcourse it is, You will most probably start from the final level of Atswa that is accounting technician scheme west Africa you may visit the Ican office for further details.

  2. Iam a Liberian and living in Liberia,the job search situation in my country is a difficult matter.Because of economic situation,in this matter what you think I can do in other to help my self out.

  3. it is well and great for any accounting department workers to specialize in their area of profession, by working in a position that match with the educational attainment.

    thank you very much!!!!!!

  4. my Name Abdulahi i’m young boy who graduated Bachelor degree of Business Administration i need to continue my master degree but my income is not enough so I needed help to cross forward…..

  5. Hello not all accountants all over the world are qualified accountants. Accountancy exams are expensive and not all candidates can pass the final exams they are extremely competitive. Having a good knowledge of accountancy can help you work as an accounts clerk or help you run your personal business.
    We have street accountants, office accountants,consultants, auditors, forensic auditors. Only fully qualified accountants are allowed to operate/run auditing firms.

    For one to become a fully qualified accountant you must pass three levels of the examining bodies. CPA (USA) Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants UK And Wales etc.

    Interested candidates can google and get details of the academic requirements
    Those who do not qualify can register for the lower accountants technicians course which is cheaper and whose examinations are even easier to pass.

    After passing the accountancy technician’s the candidate/students will then proceed the exams leading to certification course in accountancy.

    Wish all aspiring accountants luck.

  6. Hello,
    My name is David K. Davis, Sr., a business student studying at the University of Liberia; I am very eager to learn and build my capacity in financial management trough accounting. I which we could start immediately to forfeit my dream in the business world.

  7. I am a youngest boy from Ethiopia and i have aa bachelor degree of computer science. I need to learn master program in the same field but my income did not enough do so.If get good salary i will do it both my work and my education

  8. Iam a young boy from Tanzania educational background I having a bachelor degree of education and management now Iam a graduate but l considering in entrepreneur ship activities in making shoes how can you help me?

  9. The accountancy profession will get from, studying accounting coerces, finance and auditing in college and universities,training with professional certification like Association of Certified Chartered Accountant and in industry through employment and professional practice. Accountancy is a cross border professional practice that every accountants working all over the world are governed by and exercising the same principle as long as the documentation of financial source documents specially for tax purpose might be have the slight variation from one country to an other but almost similar.

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