I currently work in practice, AAT/ACCA qualified, with 15 years experience. My role consists of preparing accounts, management accounts, VAT returns, etc. for my own portfolio of clients.
I feel that I have taken the role as far as I can, the only progression possible would be to become a partner, which I wouldn’t want, even if a position was available. In recent months I have become very demotivated and feel unchallenged in my current role.
Our practice is still working from home, and the partners have done very little to motivate or support their staff since this arrangement started in March 2020.
I have recently been giving serious consideration to moving into an industry role as a financial accountant/management accountant or similar position. I feel that I would be suited to this kind of role as I prefer working with our bigger clients who require regular contact, management accounts, etc. as opposed to the clients who only contact you once a year when their accounts are due!
Having spoken to a number of recruiters, I am getting a difference in opinion, and was wondering if anyone on here has made a similar transition.
A couple of recruiters have suggested that I maybe in the wrong practice, and that moving to a bigger firm may be what I need. They also have concerns that I may miss the variety of dealing with different clients on a daily basis.
Others have commented that unless I’m looking for progression within practice, then there is no point in moving from practice to practice. The job roles would be similar regardless of where I work.
I personally tend to agree with the latter opinion as I don’t really want to move to another practice.
I’m under no illusion that this is going to be easy, and I am prepared that it may take a while to find something suitable.
If anyone has any comments, advice or experience of being in this situation it would be gratefully received.
Thank you for reading this and in advance of any comments received.