I'm currently teaching English at the college level in China but would like to transition to accounting after moving back to the UK. My work experience before teaching is admin and recruitment related, so I don't have any accounting experience at all. My concern is that being 32 years old without prior experience will prove to be a stumbling block for me.
I'd like to begin studying for the ACCA qualification, but I don't want to take the leap before having a better understanding of the potential job prospects at the end of it. I'd be entitled to one exam exemption as I have an undergraduate degree in business management. I know that passing the exams is no easy task, however, I feel as though gaining experience may be the most difficult task for someone in my position.
I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice which may offer some guidance.