Finished my university degree in the summer and I obtained a 3rd, also known as the drinkers degree, now, my degree is in chemistry which obviously isnt accounting however I was told many people doing chemistry go into it, because its a lot of numbers and data which you obviously get some skills at thru solving various equations and such like.
Now, theres the 'big 4' accountant firms, but I havnt got a chance of getting into one of them because they pretty much all specify a 2:1 or higher, I admit I didnt get the greatest degree but I went to warwick, which is a pretty decent and highly rated university which will go into my favour.
4 1/2 A levels, Maths, Chem, Computing and Business - which will all come in handy
My problem is here, how and where do I go ? Im not going to get into a big 4, but Im willing to go into a small local accountants, do the courses they throw at me and work my way up the old fashioned way, but where do I start, and do I need any experience, or other qualifications to go into it?
Also whats the expected starting salery? Seems to be 13-15k off reed.co.uk which is low for a graduate but acceptable for me as Im sure over time it would increase
Any tips, links? Surely with all you money savers must be an accountant hiding in here! :D
Thanks in advance