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Why accounting students should take a year abroad

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This guest post was written by Kara Copple of The Accountancy Partnership, which manages accountancy and tax affairs for over 4000 UK businesses of varying size.

Congratulations! You’ve worked so hard and finally got your degree. You may be thinking   “now what?” – should you go straight into the world of work, or should you take some time for yourself?

While some will opt for getting a job while all your knowledge is fresh in your head, there are plenty of benefits to holding off. A well-earned break after all those long hours of hard study sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

However, a survey conducted by HostelWorld in 2016 showed that only 25.93% of respondents had taken a gap year.

Productive gap years

A gap year might be a good excuse for a holiday, but the best ones are productive as well as fun. We’re not suggesting spending a year sitting on a beach sipping cocktails (although there will be room for some of that).

A productive year abroad can help set you up for a successful career in accounting if you use your time wisely. If you’d like to know the benefits of taking a year abroad, read on.

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How I got my job – Financial services, Audit at Deloitte

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Source: GotCredit

Economics and Politics student Tom talks about how he landed his position in Financial Services, Audit at Deloitte.

The Role

Working in Audit in the Financial Services industry means providing advice on financial reports of banks, insurance firms and investment managers. The purpose is to inform the senior management and other stakeholders on whether the information presented in their financial information is accurate and up to date.

Deciding a career path

After finishing second year I still didn’t have any great idea of what I wanted to do after graduating. Continue reading

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Getting into the Fast-moving Consumer Goods sector

Does the thought of working with household name brands in a fast-moving environment appeal to you? If so, the FMCG sector could be for you. Senior Careers Consultant Annabelle Cross gives you the low-down on this dynamic sector.

What is the FMCG industry?

The FMCG, or fast-moving consumer goods, industry is a multi-million pound sector incorporating many famous names and household brands.  It may also be referred to as the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.

The sector deals in everyday items we purchase and can include anything from food products, to toiletries, cosmetics Continue reading

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Getting into Finance and Accountancy

In the third of our ‘Getting Into’ series, our Careers Consultant Lynda Hall gives her advice on how to get into Finance and Accountancy.

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Accountants generally work in two main areas, professional firms, providing independent audit services to other companies or in finance departments in industry and commercial companies as financial and management accountants. Most vacancies are open to both business students and any other degree discipline.  Continue reading

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