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There are lots of career opportunities in accountancy within Exeter and the surrounds. 

You can work in accountancy practice with larger, specialist firms such as Thomas Westcott, Bishop Fleming, Francis Clark and Old Mill in the area. 

Alternatively, most companies will have an accounts team at some level so you could work in industry and progress your accountancy career in an in house role, working in a sector or company you have a particular interest in; the opportunities are endless. 

For those considering a career in accountancy, many accountancy specialist firms offer work experience, placements and paid internships each year.  Working at a specialist firm will give you opportunities for career development and further training.  

Suitable qualifications

Each role will have different requirements but you will likely be required to have a minimum of 9 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (higher grade may be required for Maths) and 3 A-levels at grade C or above or the equivalent UCAS points. More specialist firms may have higher requirements than this and some roles will require a degree of 2:2 or above. 

There are professional qualifications that you can complete individually or as part of your on-the-job training such as Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification, Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional qualification. 

You could also complete tax qualifications such as The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification or Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

To read more about a career in Accountancy, read Patrick Tigwell’s blog here or Cate Davey’s experience here.

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