I'm currently teaching languages at the secondary school level but want a complete career change at 30. I'm heavily considering accounting, but have a few concerns and I'm worried about starting down a long path only to change my mind in a few years!
1. I haven't studied maths since GCSE (A*). I am really interested in personal finance and saving, but not so much with equations. Is there a lot of this?
2. I have practically no accounting experience (some bookkeeping and cash office work a while ago- which I really enjoyed). All I have done is teaching... Will this hinder me in finding a job? I recently sent about 20 emails to accounting firms in the surrounding area asking for unpaid work experience/shadowing and only one responded, with a no. Will it be a constant uphill battle to find positions due to my non-accounting experience?
If it matters, I am thinking of self-studying for the AAT qualification (as I can't get my foot in the door until I have started AAT) and then get an entry level job in an accounting firm and hopefully they would help me fund the ACCA/CIMA...?