I'm currently working as admin for a mortgage broker, which is obviously finance related, and I'm studying for my CeMAP as part of my job, which would enable me to become a mortgage adviser.
However I'd like to make the move into accountancy, and I like the idea of working in a practice. I've looked up the ACCA qualification and it all looks very interesting. However, i'm 26 years old, with an engineering degree.
I could work in a tax related way as a full financial adviser, but I really don't like all the sales targets / commission etc. I'd much rather be on a set salary working for client I don't have to sweet talk into taking advice.
Do I have a chance at becoming an accountant? Would studying for F1 - F3 in my spare time help my chances if I put it on my CV?
Thanks for any insight.