4 reasons why you should consider doing an apprenticeship in accounting

Published: 22 May 2017 By LoveApprenticeship.com

coins thumbnailFlo has been working as an Auditor at EY since September 2015, joining on what was known as the School Leaver programme (now the EY Business Apprenticeship). Over the past 3 and half years she has loved doing her job and works actively to encourage other young students to consider taking an apprenticeship in Audit and Assurance. Here are Flo's four reasons you should apply to become an Auditor.

The market is constantly changing

Every year there is a new finance act released which changes the way that businesses operate. This means that year on year our audit focus is likely to change to reflect this. Each client themselves is unique so you wouldn’t approach them in the same way, even if they are in the same industry.

Whilst this may seem daunting because you are constantly having to understand new rules and regulations this is what makes the job so exciting. Even after you finish exams you will be constantly learning, which keeps you on your toes.

Wide variety of clients

You can work with clients who range from big technology giants, to your favourite fast food and restaurant chains, local councils and hospitals, banks, well-known retailers or businesses who supply gas and oil to the UK. And that doesn’t even begin to cover the types of companies you could work with!

Most big or medium sized firms cover a variety of these clients and have specific departments which specialise. For example my client base is health bodies and county and district councils. This does not restrict you though as most firms will give you the opportunity to work within other departments.

Your skills are transferable

Everyone who wants to become an auditor has to qualify as an accountant under an examination body. Once you are qualified you are able to work as any type of accountant you wish. This means you could transfer into tax, become a financial advisor or even go to work in industry. There are so many different opportunities available to you.

Also the day to day skills you learn, such as organisation and communication, are transferable to any job you wish to do.

People will always need accountants

It is a legal requirement for business’ to provide statutory accounts and to be audited. It is highly unlikely that there will be a change to this in the future. That means there is always going to be a requirement for auditors.

To find out more about opportunities available to you as an EY Business Apprentice have a look online at https://ukcareers.ey.com/schools.

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