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ACCA exams - what next?

09 Mar 2017

Tracy Nolan

So you are about to sit your fundamental ACCA papers or perhaps your final exams, but have you anticipated where this will lead to and what opportunities may await you on the market?

Have you thought about your career prospects within Industry, Financial Services and Practice? Opportunities in practice include roles with Big4 Top 10, and not forgetting small and medium sized practices. Industry offers prospects in MNCs, PLCs and SMEs. Financial Services offers opportunities within aircraft leasing, insurance, banking & funds and asset management, from small boutique players to large MNCs.

Are you looking for a new permanent role as the next step in your career or perhaps a temp or contract role which will give you valuable exposure you may otherwise not attain. Market demand continues to surge steadily across the board in accountancy and many firms envisage their recruitment needs as key investment stakes, focusing energy on attraction and retention of exceptional talent. 

Industry has seen a steady increase in demand for commercially aware & technically strong candidates, offering great opportunities in large MNCs and PLCs alike, particularly in pharma and IT as well as many prominent SMEs. 

Both finalists & newly qualified accountants should be aware that the current market offers a broad spectrum of opportunities within internal audit/ financial reporting, management accounting/ group consolidation/ financial analysis/ audit/ taxation and controls. The big decision to be made now is which roles and sectors are suited to your skill set and will set you on the career path to suit your inclinations.

Brightwater’s accountancy recruitment team would be happy to assist anyone with their career moves and future direction. For further information and a confidential discussion about your career please contact Tracy Nolan, Recruitment Consultant at Brightwater on 01 662 1000 or email t.nolan@brightwater.ie