Carer Change | AccountingWEB

Carer Change

Hi everyone,


I am hoping that I might be able to get some advice about a complete career change and to find out if I am crazy for even considering this.  I am 31, graduated with a 2ii in German and have worked in comms in public sector for the last six years.  I recently became a dad for the first time and my priorities have changed significantly. When I think where I might be in five years time if I continue in my current career, it doesn't fill me with any confidence.  So, I've been thinking about what I might be able to do to be in a better position in five years time.  Am I mad for considering accoutancy, or with work and dedication I suppose the questions that I am looking for answers to are:

1. Is this a pipe dream?

2. Can I begin training as a chartered accountant without working for an accountancy firm or in some sort of accounts job?

3. In my brief research to date I have noticed there are lots different qualifications - which is best suited to someone changing career

4. Is my age and previous lack of experience/interest a big obstacle?


I really hope someone can help me shed some light on this.




There are 12 comments. Login or register to view them.

1. not necessarily

qasimjavid |


blok |
blok's picture

31? I was 41...

memyself-eye |
memyself-eye's picture

Anything is possible

neileg |


Tosie |

Thanks to everyone for your

njp847 |

I changed to a career in

Katmandu |

I know a number of people who

rattwood |

I wouldn't recommend it.

Frustrated Accountant |

Really interesting stuff - so thank you

njp847 |

Accountancy career ??


Re the lack of qualifieds

Frustrated Accountant |