Trainee Accountant at Accounts Assist
After completing my Accounting and Finance degree at Northampton University, I knew that a professional qualification was paramount to the progression of my career. When I read about the international status of ACCA, I knew it was the route for me. ACCA is well known and it appeals to me because it is globally recognised – meaning I could work anywhere I wanted in the world.
I specialise in accountancy practice, so my clients are really varied – they come from all areas of business. I work with medical consultancies, management consultancies, and sole traders – just to name a few.
On a typical day, I could find myself doing accounts preparation, VAT returns, Tax returns, or just dealing with queries from clients. I can’t just know the facts – I need to be a business advisor as well. The things I enjoy most about my job are working with the rest of the team here - who give me lots of support, and dealing with my clients on a day-to-day basis, it really makes me feel like I’m helping people.
If you’re an aspiring accountant, my advice is to be patient and persistent – it takes time! I really enjoy it, and although I don’t know where my career will take me in the future – my training and ACCA qualification gives me reassurance that it could be anywhere!