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Accounting/finance opportunity

Kick start a career in accounting/finance, ACCA final papers student

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Hi fellows, 

I am seeking for any accounting/finance relating role to kick start my career. I am an accounting student studying the ACCA final papers. So far I have no experience in the field. I mainly worked as customer service for the past years. I have tried recruters and all I get is "you lack experience". I am based in Leeds and can travel around. I willing to relocate up north. In case you have any opportunity, please email me at [email protected] .

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By paul.benny
07th Oct 2019 07:38

I find it strange that it's even permitted by ACCA get to finalist stage without any practical experience. But this is at the heart of your problem: why did you choose to do this study without also getting a relevant job?

From a hiring perspective, your study is almost a disadvantage. Imagine trying to cook when you've only read recipes or play football from reading match reports in the newspaper. You've never done it in real life and you've read about things that are not going to be anywhere near your day-to-day tasks.

You need to be looking at entry-level jobs. With no experience, your qualification counts for nothing.

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By Richard Grant
07th Oct 2019 12:24

From your email address I would guess that you are French so maybe use that as a selling point. Try looking for an industry job where you can use your language, get some experience then try for practice or you may even stick with that because the money is generally higher.

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By mrme89
07th Oct 2019 12:51

Try Robert Half, a recruiter in Leeds. They are probably the best in Leeds from my experience.

You should expect an entry level job for not much pay ... £16-18k. If you hold out for an accounts assistant role with the right company, you should quickly progress up the career ladder.
Avoid transaction work as it will get you nowhere fast.

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By zarar
07th Oct 2019 18:38

Whilst you might pass the exams I believe you will need 3 years relevant experience before you can qualify.

You need to start with junior roles and learn from scratch.

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