How do I start a career in accounting?Industry Leader Answer
Having qualified from the AAT accounting courses and gaining at least 6 months of work experience, you can apply for MAAT membership meaning you are now officially ready to offer accounting services. Many accountancy firms widely accept and recognise your achievements from having completed AAT studies. You can secure work working for public practice, private companies or self-employed purposes. However, if you prefer to train on the job while being paid, you can also start a career in accounting by completing an apprenticeship scheme all the way up to level 4 accounting. You can also get relevant career experience through the industry via work placements, voluntary or even a part-time role via recruitment agencies.Answered on 18 Sep 2019.