Wanted : Trainee accountancy job in Kent


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Spike

Hey guys,
I live near Canterbury and am desperately searching for a job as an
accountant. I have two degrees (BSc Mathematics and Statistics and MSc
Statistics) and I am training towards the ACCA professional qualification
(having passed paper 1.1 first time in December). The main problem I am
having is lack of experience and I haven't yet had an interview due to this
fact.
Does anyone know of any jobs in accountancy in Kent at the moment that I
could get without experience, given that I am very keen to learn the
profession as highlighted by my self study?
Thanks in advance.
Spike
 
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Baldrick

Spike said:
Hey guys,
I live near Canterbury and am desperately searching for a job as an
accountant. I have two degrees (BSc Mathematics and Statistics and MSc
Statistics) and I am training towards the ACCA professional qualification
(having passed paper 1.1 first time in December). The main problem I am
having is lack of experience and I haven't yet had an interview due to this
fact.
Does anyone know of any jobs in accountancy in Kent at the moment that I
could get without experience, given that I am very keen to learn the
profession as highlighted by my self study?
Thanks in advance.
Spike
Cant help- but thought id wish you good luck. Hope it works out
 
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Troy Steadman

Spike said:
Hey guys,
I live near Canterbury and am desperately searching for a job as an
accountant. I have two degrees (BSc Mathematics and Statistics and MSc
Statistics) and I am training towards the ACCA professional qualification
(having passed paper 1.1 first time in December). The main problem I am
having is lack of experience and I haven't yet had an interview due to this
fact.
Does anyone know of any jobs in accountancy in Kent at the moment that I
could get without experience, given that I am very keen to learn the
profession as highlighted by my self study?
Thanks in advance.
Spike
Your CV must be wrong - full of too much bullshit? - or else you have
too high an expectation of salary? In your first year at level 1.1 you
are a cheap dogsbody to do simple tasks and plenty of photocopying.

But your salary will rise *very* rapidly as your experience and
qualifications kick in over the next three years. Are you trying for
big firms? Little High Street "one man bands" are probably your best
bet. Life is far more interesting, and can be just as profitable.

Call in and have a quick word with the boss or his secretary. Be
prepared to work a few hours here and there. Working for different
people gives you a wider range of experience, and you are heading for
the top, so good luck!
 
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DoobieDo

(e-mail address removed) wandered down the corridor from
www.sageforum.co.uk knowing Troll and Sextoy were here...
Hey guys,
I live near Canterbury and am desperately searching for a job as an
accountant. I have two degrees (BSc Mathematics and Statistics and MSc
Statistics) and I am training towards the ACCA professional qualification
(having passed paper 1.1 first time in December). The main problem I am
having is
not being able to read the charter of newsgroups:
http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html



specifically:
However the following are not appropriate in this group:

Discussion of specific foreign tax or company legislation;
Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting software;
Discussion of personal financial matters;
Discussion of matters relating to insolvency practices;
Advertising (including job advertisements);
Binaries (apart from PGP signatures only).


Whatever *did* happen to Richard Cranium and his dozy ideas or should I now
remove my sageforum header?
 
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Troy Steadman

DoobieDo said:
(e-mail address removed) wandered down the corridor from
www.sageforum.co.uk knowing Troll and Sextoy were here...


not being able to read the charter of newsgroups:
http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html



specifically:
However the following are not appropriate in this group:

Discussion of specific foreign tax or company legislation;
Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting software;
Discussion of personal financial matters;
Discussion of matters relating to insolvency practices;
Advertising (including job advertisements);
Binaries (apart from PGP signatures only).


Whatever *did* happen to Richard Cranium and his dozy ideas or should I now
remove my sageforum header?
[email protected] 'R Us half-polished, half-drove a polisher, down the
corridor from www.sageforum.co.uk knowing Troll and Sextoy were here...

Please ignore our resident imbecile.
 
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Troy Steadman

Troy said:
Your CV must be wrong - full of too much bullshit? - or else you have
too high an expectation of salary? In your first year at level 1.1 you
are a cheap dogsbody to do simple tasks and plenty of photocopying.

But your salary will rise *very* rapidly as your experience and
qualifications kick in over the next three years. Are you trying for
big firms? Little High Street "one man bands" are probably your best
bet. Life is far more interesting, and can be just as profitable.

Call in and have a quick word with the boss or his secretary. Be
prepared to work a few hours here and there. Working for different
people gives you a wider range of experience, and you are heading for
the top, so good luck!
If anyone aged 16 or 18 or so is reading this, it is worth noting that
the OP is "throwing away" her degrees. She might as well not have done
them for all the benefit they are to her.

You can start in a small firm aged 16, be paid right the way through
your studies, and be fully qualified at the OP's age, with 5 years
experience and earing £40k or whatever the going rate is.

On the other hand:

1) Most of us at 16 don't have enough experience of life to know what
career we want.

2) University shouldn't be about vocational studies, it should be about
the pleasure of learning.

As a Statistician you are right up there with our regular "Tim" and
that is *very* worrying :)
 
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Peter Saxton

1) Most of us at 16 don't have enough experience of life to know what
career we want.
I did! Professional football or rock star.
2) University shouldn't be about vocational studies, it should be about
the pleasure of learning.
Agreed. Sadly, most universities fail on both counts.
 
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