Good evening fellow accountants. I am an ACCA qualified accountant, 3 years post qualified based in Birmingham. I have 9 years of experience in small accounting practice/outsourcing roles. The past two years have mainly been outsourcing roles, i.e. providing bookkeeping, management accounts, statutory accounts, tax compliance for small businesses (i have no audit experience). I feel that i have come to a 'standstill' in my career. I dont feel that i am progressing in my career. My ambition is to work within industry/commerce as a financial accountant/Finance manager within an SME as i feel my skills would suit this. However, it is becoming extremely difficult to land such roles considering my small practice backgroud and the competition in general. Can anybody please advise me on what i can do to enhance my career/skills, so that i can land an industry role please? Any advice would be much appreciated, i am quite stressed about the situation as i feel my career is being wasted. 30 years of age now. I also have regular contact with financial recruiters who i feel 'pressurise' me into taking unattractive roles.