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    A few of you have mentioned that people stomach boring work until they qualify so that there will be good exit opportunities then. I suppose even if there are such exit opportunities, won't they again be accounting-related? In other words, if people hate accounting/tax in the first few years, what are the chances that they will stop hating them even if they leave big 4 and work in private companies doing the same thing again?? Thx
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    I read somewhere in this forum that they get good exit opportunities for managerial roles
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    what excately is "exit opportunites" mean?

    thanks!
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    Exit opportunities = Other jobs you can do after you have qualified as an accountant e.g. working as a financial officer in a company etc.

    People generally just do the training contract to get the qualification paid for by the firm (and get the 3 years work experience), then leave for potentially more lucrative careers in industry.
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    yes essentially it will be within the same field of work but with 2 MAJOR differences

    (1) most likely you'll be in a managerial role

    (2 and perhaps most important for some) you pay increases substantially in some cases, but increases none the less - which for some can make audit work abit more tolerable lol

    essentially you get a paid-for qualification and 3 years work experience which is never bad - although the pay is liveable its by no means anything special
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    Thanks for your answers. I'll be on a 4-year secondment to the Deloitte London office (Corporate Tax)starting from 2009. The training contract for ACA is 4 years. I suppose I won't afford to give up tax for my whole life after all these years of tolerance lol. Is it common for people to take general managerial positions with their ACA?
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    (Original post by Dr. Robotnik)
    Exit opportunities = Other jobs you can do after you have qualified as an accountant e.g. working as a financial officer in a company etc.

    People generally just do the training contract to get the qualification paid for by the firm (and get the 3 years work experience), then leave for potentially more lucrative careers in industry.
    cheers
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    (Original post by Dr. Robotnik)
    Exit opportunities = Other jobs you can do after you have qualified as an accountant e.g. working as a financial officer in a company etc.

    People generally just do the training contract to get the qualification paid for by the firm (and get the 3 years work experience), then leave for potentially more lucrative careers in industry.
    I wouldn't day people generally follow that route, though it's certainly not uncommon to move on upon qualification.

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