Just beginning my journey into the wonderful world of accountancy, and I'm lost already.
April 11, 2012 1:23 PM Subscribe
Hello everyone! Once again I am turning to AskMeFi for advice. The gist of it is: I'm a recent UK-based graduate in a non-finance discipline, and decided to make the move into finance and accounting. So far I have completed the three foundation modules of ACCA International, and am about to start studying for the upcoming F4 exam... and I've started to look for relevant jobs. Of course, the problem is experience (lack of). I've never had a direct finance job, and most positions (including entry-level ones [don't get me wrong; I know it's a long road and I'm barely at the start!]) seem to demand at least 2 years' experience. So, what to do?
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What I would be really grateful for is some tips or advice on how exactly to proceed. I've taken to the courses well so far, and whilst "enjoyment" may be too strong a word, the subject matter definitely clicks with how I work, but obviously it's all irrelevant without some experience. Should I start begging companies to let me do their books, come what may? Try to do some volunteer work for charities? MeFites - bombard me with knowledge!