The different newly qualified accountant jobs available

Kathryn Swan 14.05.2019

Public Practice, Financial Services, Commerce & Industry or Tax? There are a number of directions a newly qualified accountant’s career can head.

Career advice for Newly Qualified Accountants

At Morgan McKinley we host events specifically targeted at Newly Qualified Accountants, and our Life After Qualification series has given qualified accountants the opportunity to hear from guest speakers who work in a variety of roles across a range of industries.

After qualification, the opportunities are diverse. But not everyone knows which direction they want their career to head. Our events provided an insight into the different routes that can be taken and the newly qualified accountant jobs available.

Public Practice, Financial Services, Commerce & Industry or Tax?

Public practice offers challenging and rewarding work, with the opportunity to specialise your skill set, and develop your client and staff management skills. If you have qualified outside the Big Four, then adding one to your CV now can unlock a world of possibility within larger corporate organisations, and equally smaller firms offer considerable opportunities to specialise in both client work, and advisory projects.

Public Practice salary guide

A career in banking brings with it attractive salaries and challenging environments for newly qualified accountants. Offering the opportunity to work alongside some of the best technical experts, the sector provides the infrastructure for career progression and mobility.

Commerce & Industry is attractive as it offers the possibility of being at the heart of a business, maximising its commercial performance. This career path presents the chance to gain valuable commercial skills and work within multidisciplinary teams.

Candidates have plenty of opportunity to specialise further within tax, either through progression within professional services, or a move into a commercial in-house role within financial services or Commerce & Industry.

Find out what happened at our recent Life After Qualification Events…

  • Spring 2019 - ‘A good time to be a Newly Qualified Accountant.’
  • Winter 2018 - ‘Keep your options wide and diverse.’
  • Summer 2018 - ‘Relish any opportunity for self development.’

If you would like to put your name down for the next event in the Life After Qualification series, click here. Keep an eye out for further information about dates or get in touch with a member of our team.

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UK Lead for Accountancy Practices | Tax Audit & Advisory
kswan@morganmckinley.co.uk