Though most businesses and companies have shifted their jobs to remote working, yet you can work as a freelancer and can serve as a financial advisor, consultant, tax expert, VAT expert, bookkeeper, and account manager.
Many small businesses and companies that suffered a great loss during the covid-19 crisis are seeking to hire fresh accountants. Thus, fresh accountants with well-developed accounting skills and soft business skills have a secure future after covid-19.
It is a mere myth that accountants are doing maths all the time during their jobs. To start an accounting and finance career, you need a fundamental knowledge of algebra and arithmetic to pass the basic accounting exams. Later on, during studies and job, most work is done by accounting software and computers.
You need to have top-notch skills in finance and accounting. Additionally, soft skills such as organisational skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, analytic skills, leadership and managerial skills, and effective interpersonal skills. You also need to be computer and technology literate as most accounting work is done on the software, including QuickBooks, XERO, and Sage.
Those having an interest in accountancy and no previous experience in commerce must go for an AAT qualification as it is perfect for kicking start finance and accounting careers.
You can call yourself an accountant after completing the AAT level 4 qualification and can use the title MAAT with your name. You can also gain exemptions in accountancy courses such as ACCA, CIMA, ACA, and CA.
AAT can earn you course exemptions for further accountancy qualification and also open job opportunities in various fields, offering you job security.