How to get a career in practice? | AccountingWEB

How to get a career in practice?

Hi, im hoping someone can help me and give me some good advice.


I really want a career in practice not industry. I always have since i started out in accountancy. Landing a position in a practice seems to be proving impossible at the moment though.

I have a 2.1 degree in accountancy and finance and have only the 5 professional level papers left to go for the ACCA, coupled with 15 months experience as a management accountant in an sme with around £3m turnover where i construct all the management accounts and year end accounts along with forcasting and overseeing the whole Sage 200 system, and do this for a couple of other smaller companies in the group i work for on the sage 50 system, but none of this seems enough for someone to give me a chance in practice!


I really love the technical side of accounting and would do anything for a chance to get in a practice but im just out of ideas. I am in the Nottinghamshire area and can not find any positions which dont require practice experience. Ive started looking down in London as well but have come up with nothing.


Any tips for what to do to get myself in somewhere? Any advise is welcome.



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Work for nothing or very little

petersaxton |
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I was in a similar situation

dreamcatcher |
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You are moving against the tide ...

Steve Holloway |
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