Member Since: 22nd Nov 2011
30th Apr 2018
I am a part qualified ACCA member, struggling to finish it while work / family takes time etc.
I also looked at the ACA Certificate - certab ?? it is reasonable cost / timeframe compared to the others and will get you a recognised qualification in its own right.
After completion you can become a full AAT member after taking a further accounts module and get a practice certificate for your own practice.
With ACCA, although a higher level you need to work in a practice for 2 years after becoming qualified.
Also, you can still continue with the ACA, possible as an apprentice ??
Good luck with it all. LP
6th Jun 2017
All profits from gambling / speculating are tax free !
3rd Feb 2017
I am P/q ACCA, looking for sub-contract accounts work.
Based in North West, Nr Formby.
Are you interested in taking on more people at all ? If poss can records be posted, depends on your location.
Let me know or PM me please.
14th Aug 2014
Sub contract accounts work.
I,m looking for sub contract accounts work. Part qualified ACCA with many years experience of accounting. Presently have some but not enough !
I am North West based, north of Liverpool and can work from home and post records back or come to office, depends on location.
Are you interested at all ?
14th Aug 2014
Sub Contract Accounts work.
I am looking for flexible, sub-contact work myself and am interested if I can be of help.
I need to work flexibly,mostly from home, due to family responsibilities, and would welcome more work. My son has a medical condition, but attends school in term time.
At present, I am working from home for a property leasehold company dong the books and completing the final accounts.Limited company.
I have many years (20+) experience both in commerce, public sector and practice. Also, I am part-qualified ACCA.
I know fully how to complete a set of accounts from start to finish, and also have experience of online tax returns.
Are you prepared to give me a trial run. I am North West based, where are you ?
Looking forward to hearing from you soon, LMP.
My mobile is 07713-163800.
28th Mar 2014
Hi, Well done on a great business model. I am doing research on small practices, so I have some questions if you don't mind.
How long did it take you to get to £140K ?? Have you kept clients from the beginning ? Do you do other work apart from accounts prep
What was the best way to get the work at first, did you advertise / word of mouth etc ?
Which prof body are you and did you get much support from them to set up the practice ?
thanks for your help.
22nd Jan 2014
Self employed Bookkeeper.
I would go self employed first. Try to get some software / sage or VT / quickbooks training as soon as possible.
I am based in Crosby, not too far from you and can offer practical help whern you need it. I pq ACCA experienced in accounts prep, bookkeeping and tax returns.
I can help you get started on the practical side of doing accounts.
Have you tried applying to all local accounting practices asking to get some practical experience, it is difficult to get started and some don't even bother to reply to letters, so Its worth going in to the offfice to ask.
Also try to make sure they are qualified as there are plenty of unqualified
people out there.
Hope I can be of some help, reply back if so.
13th Aug 2013
You could try the Direct Gov website and post jobs on there. I don't think there is a charge.
13th Jun 2012
Where abouts are you based please ?
2nd Dec 2011
Accountancy career ??
Hope I can help, I am a part-qual ACCA having worked for many years in accounts.Here are my thoughts.
I think its worth giving it a good go, I would try the AAT to see if you like the subjects first. This also gives a few exemptions to most chartered bodies.
Have you asked at the finance dept of your workplace for information about a placement ? They may want you to start studying first.
Be careful about which body you choose, practice wages / jobs are very low paid, probably not suitable for you,
ACCA pass rate is very low - less than 50%, they are tough exams !
ACA, have a new certificate scheme, where you study 6 base subjects, flexibly then move on if you want, but you need 3 years work exp.
Have you applied to the big 4 /6 acountancy firms for work, check the websites, they may still be recruiting, PWC, Deloittes, Grant Thornton etc.
if you study CIMA, you can go into practice later, but not audit.
CIPFA, may be a good option as its for the public sector.
Have you tried looking for graduate schemes, such as CIPFA, training/work placements ? Also there is the Audit Commission, the
HMRC are also looking for graduate trainee tax inspectors, so with these you can earn while you train. Look at the websites for details.
Apart from all the grim warnings,there is still a global shortage of qualified accountants, so although its a tough slog, its a worthwhile qualification to have.
Good Luck !