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Chances of getting into a top 10 accountancy firm with a law degree?

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    If i was to study law at leicester, will this hinder my application in the future, when i apply for firms? Would an A&f degree, say from bham or nottingham better my chances than the above, in getting into a top 10 firm? Or would neither make much difference?

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
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    I wouldn't have thought it would make much difference (outside of accountancy exam exemptions). Most of the firms I've looked at in the top 10 seem to accept any degree discipline. The only requirements it seems are good GCSE/A-Levels/degree classification and being able to demonstrate a sufficient level of competency. The Big 4 accountants I've came across have been a mix of Accounting and Finance degree holders and English/Music/Philosophy/Natural Science/Law/Economics/Maths degree holders.
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    I studied law and now work in Tax in KPMG. Alot of law grads get jobs at the big 4.
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    no difference what so ever!
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    Hi there

    Just to repeat the other posts, the majority of ACA students have not studied a relevant degree! The top accountancy firms are looking for potential to develop you in a number of different ways, and they want a diverse workforce from a variety of backgrounds. Law is a great subject to have studied and would stand you in good stead if you had to give advice about tax issues! Good luck!

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    You'll have as good a change as everyone else. Especially with big four firms who don't really mind what degree you did so long as you meet the competencies and show good commercial awareness.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    no difference what so ever!
    Hi, sorry to bother you but you seem like a knowledgeable person so I want to ask this question;

    What are the chances of becoming an Accountant after completing a Law Degree at Aberystwyth and BBC at A Level? I think this would rule out the big 10, but what are the prospects?
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    (Original post by The Doggfather)
    Hi, sorry to bother you but you seem like a knowledgeable person so I want to ask this question;

    What are the chances of becoming an Accountant after completing a Law Degree at Aberystwyth and BBC at A Level? I think this would rule out the big 10, but what are the prospects?
    You have a chance i have seen people get in with less. But you will need to work hard on all aspects of the recruitment process.

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