Accountancy is one of the most in-demand careers within the current job market, and the need for highly-qualified candidates is competitively high. The accounting field and need for such professionals is said to increase steadily in the upcoming decade, reinforcing the importance of well-trained and qualified accountants. In order to be amongst the successful selection, it is important to have a portfolio of educational experience to support your application.

As of September 2019, we will be offering the new MSc Professional Accounting (with Professional Study Preparation) programme at our London campus. Aligned with the ACCA, this postgraduate programme offers the opportunity to develop specialist skills in varying areas of accounting whilst preparing for ACCA’s Professional Papers during the Professional Study Preparation in the second year.

Why Accounting?

As long as businesses exist, so will the need for accounting professionals. Taxes, auditing, accounting management and more are just a few of the popular specialisms within the industry, so there are plenty of fields to master. Many often worry about attaining a career in the subject they choose due to competition and a limited number of spaces; as a stable career choice, accounting removes this worry.

This reliable career provides a reputable salary and offers variety, as almost all sectors require accountancy services. The more you put into your education and career within this field, the more you will benefit in return.

The Importance of the ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is an internationally-recognised association with over 208,000 members and 503,000 students worldwide. Its qualifications present opportunities to work in a multitude of accounting roles and put you in a strong position against opposing candidates.

The rise of automation in traditional accounting practice is a rising trend that receives a lot of media attention. Whilst some fear this may reduce the demand for accountants, many argue that this will make having a ‘human touch’ even more important. Accountants with emotional and cultural intelligence will be as important as technical expertise alone.

Automation can only take us so far, which is why it is so important for accountant to possess and develop these skills. The ACCA hold these qualities at the forefront of their ideals and aim to ensure its members  are equipped with these skills to improve career prospects and employability.

During the second year of the course, you will be have additional tuition to prepare you for the ACCA Professional Accounting papers. This module is provided by professional accounting trainers who will teach you the ins and outs of the extensive ACCA syllabus, and prepare you for the world of accounting.

Becoming qualified with the ACCA, whilst obtaining a Masters, can open up numerous opportunities for your career.

To find out more about this programme, visit the course page or enquire with our team who are always happy to help.

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