I've been trying to pass the CIMA MCS for over a year (my first CIMA exam, I got excemptions for doing an accountancy degree) and I just can't do it. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I just ain't that bright when it comes to academic stuff. I currently work as a management accountant/finance business partner for a medium sized finance startup in London. I have about 2. 5 years accounting experience.
As a result of recently failing the MCS for a second time, I've been looking at a career change. What are some common paths for people in my situation, or people who are looking to get out of accounting?
I don't want the last 2.5 years to go to waste so was trying to think of roles or industries I could transition into using my existing skills and knowledge. Looked at recruitment consulting (could specialise in accountancy) but it appears that's been hammered by Covid, so might be a no-go.
Anyone else been in a similar situation? What did you go into?