I graduated from an American university in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree (magna cum laude) in accounting (which gives me ACCA exemptions for F1-F3). Unfortunately I got severely ill afterwards (depression) and I couldn't work until recently. So this means that it has been 5 years since I've graduated.
Now that I'm healthy again I'd like to do something accounting related again, as I really enjoyed my degree and I really like doing accounting. However, I'm not sure what would be the best way to do that. I assume that applying for accounting jobs is probably not a good idea, as there are many people whose knowledge is fresher than mine (correct me if I'm wrong). So I thought about doing the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2). It shouldn't be too difficult for me, as my degree already covered many topics (bookkeeping...). I also thought about doing a postgraduate taught degree in accounting. The University of Dundee (Scotland) offers a master's degree called "Professional Accountancy", which costs £6,000. If you pass all exams, you get exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F9. To do this degree, I would have to go into debt (about £5,000).
I really don't know what I should do: apply for accounting jobs, do AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and apply for accounting jobs after having finished it, or doing a postgraduate degree with ACCA exepmtions? Or maybe you know an even better option that would get me on the way towards a job in accountancy.
Your ideas and input are highly appreciated! Thank you.