I'd be most grateful for advice: I've always been good with numbers and have degrees in both Economics and Finance, however, I mostly worked in a combination of research, marketing, and book-keeping roles; lately, my role has always included at least some basic book-keeping. I've been considering becoming a qualified accountant, so I could potentially help clients like my current boss put their accounts together correctly. However, I wasn't sure if it's not too late for me to get a qualification as I'm over 34 now - simply because you have to work in an established practice while getting qualified and I wasn't sure if it's possible to get accepted as a part-qualified accountant when you're no longer a university graduate. My second question would be about the type of qualification I'd need: it seems there're several that are popular, such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc., which would be the most suitable if the goal was to first work with an existing practice and then on a self-employed basis?
I'd be most grateful for some advice on how to start this process or even if it's possible.
Many thanks and kind regards