I want to work in ... Accountancy

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Accountancy

Accountancy is a broad career area with many specialisms such as Tax, Audit or Corporate Finance. The graduate route to becoming a qualified Accountant usually involves getting a graduate role with a relevant employer and undertaking a professional qualification with one of the relevant professional bodies. This usually takes three to four years after graduating.

Depending on the professional body you qualify through you might refer to yourself as a Chartered, Certified or Management Accountant. You can find out more about each of these routes, the linked qualifications and places to find graduate vacancies in the sections below.

Sector overview

Typical job profile

Useful online resources

Jobsites and specialist recruiters

Professional bodies

Sector overview

Typical job profile

Useful online resources

Jobsites and specialist recruiters

Professional bodies

 

Sector overview

Typical job profile

Useful online resources

Jobsites and specialist recruiters

Professional bodies

Sector overview

Typical job profile

Useful online resources

Jobsites and specialist recruiters

Professional bodies

News

  • The Economist - a weekly newspaper/magazine part-owned by FT.  The online edition offers insight and opinion on business and finance as well as international news, politics, science and technology.
  • Financial Times - one of the world’s leading business information brands with a website full of finance and news information.
  • Reuters - provides business and financial news.
  • Wall Street Journal - the US equivalent to the FT and also highly respected, you can read about business and markets in the States and worldwide.

 

General finance resouces

  • Scottish Financial Enterprise - provides information on the financial services industry in Scotland and has a useful directory of companies.
  • eFinancial Careers - is a useful site which covers various areas of the financial sector, explains the differences between them and offers valuable careers advice.

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the linkedin alumni tool to make contact with strathclyde alumni working in this area.