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    Evening all,

    I graduated from university with a 2:2 in HR Management, and since then I have worked as a contract administrator / project management roll in a SME. I have over a year full time experience working now and I like to think the job I have is a sort of jack of all trades role.

    I have searched the net but I have not had much luck. Would any one be able to advise me on a route into accounting, would applying for accounting graduate jobs without an accounting and finance degree be a waste of time? Would it be smarter to stick at my current job and try to undertake a weekend course at a college, or a conversion course at university?

    I am really just after some general guidance on the matter as I feel pinned down with a degree which is not too relevant.
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    (Original post by irv88)
    Evening all,

    I graduated from university with a 2:2 in HR Management, and since then I have worked as a contract administrator / project management roll in a SME. I have over a year full time experience working now and I like to think the job I have is a sort of jack of all trades role.

    I have searched the net but I have not had much luck. Would any one be able to advise me on a route into accounting, would applying for accounting graduate jobs without an accounting and finance degree be a waste of time? Would it be smarter to stick at my current job and try to undertake a weekend course at a college, or a conversion course at university?

    I am really just after some general guidance on the matter as I feel pinned down with a degree which is not too relevant.
    It's not so much the degree course that will hold you back, more the 2.2 result. Most accountancy schemes I've come across require a 2.1, but there must be some out there which will accept a lower grade.

    But yea don't worry about the degree subject, accountancy schemes provide all the training so you don't need to have a background in finance, just a genuine interest in the area.
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    This is another reason why perhaps I might be best off taking a course or two in order to show some willing, as like you say 2:2 in a somewhat unrelated degree is not going to help get a accountancy grad scheme.
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    (Original post by irv88)
    This is another reason why perhaps I might be best off taking a course or two in order to show some willing, as like you say 2:2 in a somewhat unrelated degree is not going to help get a accountancy grad scheme.
    Wouldn't worry about the unrelated degree. Plenty of people join accountancy firms with unrelated degrees (myself included). Just do your research
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    Also you could do a masters to boost your career chances.
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    (Original post by Jack McGill)
    Also you could do a masters to boost your career chances.
    Masters counts for very little when applying to Accounting jobs at advisory firms.

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