(Original post by fourdigit)
It's not about wanting to be an accountant but rather are you good enough to be one?
Accountant's rarely use statistics........so you if say you like statistics then I'm not sure what exactly you mean.... because accountant requires very little maths but must possess good problem solving skills and keen attention to details.
If you don't have qualifications for Accounting, then it will be very very difficult but not impossible. Many organisations now ask for A Levels and university degree in any subject.
Though.........do you really want go spend your years getting those qualification? Are you really passionate about becoming an accountant? I'm assuming if you do your A Level and university degree, including placement year.
That'll be 6 years from now...and now your 22..... so 28 years old.
There are many creative ways to becoming an accountant but depends are you pursuing for money??????? or just being an accountant????????
Right now accountants are in demand everywhere, but with everyone doing their qualifications, I would say the demand will decline in the future. After all, you don't need an accounting degree and who knows, they may not ask for A levels? =z
To be honest, I think your answer doesn't convince me enough. You can work as an accountant in a small organisation, start with the basic basic stuff.
Experience > Education
Are you still going to pursue being an accountant when your 28 years old???
Project co-ordinator is rather a good position, you should climb up the ladder in bigger roles such as management jobs. Who knows...in 7 years time, you can be a manager.
Who is to say that when you do accounting qualifcations and gain experience in accounting firm and then you decide it's not right for you.......
If you did not do A Levels, I'm assuming you did your GCSE? requirements for GCSE are either A/B in English and Mathematics. Do you have those?
Now there is Fast track and School leaver programs, do decide and have a look at those instead. Qualifications is now not needed anymore, experience is better than qualifcations.