I'm wondering if anyone would be able to give me any tips or advice on how to find work as a subcontractor practice accountant while I build my new startup?
A little bit of background about myself if it helps:
- FCCA qualified and I hold an ACCA Practice Certificate
- Started my own practice and grew it to circa £180k GRF before selling last year
- Completed additional ACCA qualifications such as Certificate for Digital Innovation in Finance and almost finished the Certificate in Data Analytics
- Tech & productivity geek (I love systems & IT) with complete WFH setup (new desktop PC, triple monitors, professional studio microphone & HD webcam etc.)
My startup uses Power BI to link into multiple systems like Xero, Google Analytics, Sharepoint, Web etc. via API and create custom built dashboards with rich visuals so executives have a complete business overview in the one place.
Development is going well, however it's going to be a while before it gains traction (hopefully!) and I'll have around 20hrs per week spare for the foreseeable future - hence I'm looking to pick up some subcontract work to keep my practice accounting skills sharp.
Would anyone be able to recommend the best way to find work? I'm guessing recruitment agencies wouldn't be able to help, therefore would it just be a case of firing my CV into accounting firms along with a well-written cover letter asking them to get in touch should they require assistance on an ad-hoc basis? Or is there perhaps a good website or forum for this kind of thing?
Thanks in advance!