UK What is the best route to get Into accounting


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I have past my first year of AAT qualification I am struggling ALOT in my second year I'm wanting to not continue as I am finding it too difficult as I do not work in an accounts firm. I am also a practical person I find reading books a boring n unmotivated way to learn I am more of a practical learner. I am worried If I leave my course I won't find anything in accounts, although I was thinking of just startin at the bottom n working my way up. As you can see I don't know what to do I need help!

What is the best route to get into accounting?
 
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Go for a professional qual. if you don't your career choices will be severely limited (Have a quick job search online and see how many you can find that are "qualified by experience"

If you are more practical minded, I would suggest getting a job at a small company as you will be exposed to a wider variety of areas which will give you a practical basis for answering exam questions.

Unfortunately, the exams and reading to some degree are unavoidable.
 
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Why not contact the professional bodies for the sector, they should be able to advise, and give you names of local practices that take trainees.
 
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I have to agree that it can be extremely difficult to progress in accountancy without a professional qualification and if you're struggling with AAT then you're very likely to find the professional accountancy exams very challenging.

If I was you I would try to get as much practical experience as possible, would recommend a smaller firm and get feel for the job to see if accountancy is for you.
 

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