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    i've heard conflicting things - some people have told me i have to do a specific degree in accountancy, but others have told me i can do 3 years of maths and then continue 1 year to specialise in accountancy?????????? is this right?

    also -- a side question: if my entry requirements are A*AB and i get A*AC, for example, will i be automatically rejected from my firm choice uni or will they get to decide whether to reject me or not?
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    Yes.
    Up to the uni.
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    Ehh I've never seen a graduate scheme ask for A*AB. Just make a plan to avoid getting the C and you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by imundercover)
    i've heard conflicting things - some people have told me i have to do a specific degree in accountancy, but others have told me i can do 3 years of maths and then continue 1 year to specialise in accountancy?????????? is this right?

    also -- a side question: if my entry requirements are A*AB and i get A*AC, for example, will i be automatically rejected from my firm choice uni or will they get to decide whether to reject me or not?

    Almost every graduate scheme in Accounting (especially the big 4), as well as entry level Accountant jobs do not require a specific subject to be taken at degree level. You just need to hold a degree, and have the skills. This is also the same with many other Finance jobs such as Underwriting, Stockbroking, IB.

    In regards to your last question: that is up to the individual uni and the course you're studying (bare in mind each uni has their own rules and criteria). Some will be lenient, some won't and for some courses that are oversubscribed you may face rejections.
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    (Original post by imundercover)
    i've heard conflicting things - some people have told me i have to do a specific degree in accountancy, but others have told me i can do 3 years of maths and then continue 1 year to specialise in accountancy?????????? is this right?
    Sounds like someone has fed you an awful lot of rubbish. I spent my Summer at a Big 4 in Audit and also know someone who is CEO of a medium sized accounting firm and they both have 0 preference towards those with accounting degrees over those without. You don't have to go do a 1 year specialisation, you will get taught on the job. If anything, there tends to be a preference for those who haven't done an accountancy degree.
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    To my knowledge you can pursue an accounting career with any degree, so a Maths degree should be more than acceptable...

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    However, your mathematical background will be "wasted" so to speak as you won't really be using any of what you learned on the degree in terms of subject knowledge. You may want to consider an actuarial career if you wish to work in a similar business/finance setting but use some more sophisticated mathematical techniques. This may not be of interest of course though, just something to consider, as you may be able to get exemptions from some of the actuarial exams depending what you modules you took in the maths degree.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    To my knowledge you can pursue an accounting career with any degree, so a Maths degree should be more than acceptable...

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    However, your mathematical background will be "wasted" so to speak as you won't really be using any of what you learned on the degree in terms of subject knowledge. You may want to consider an actuarial career if you wish to work in a similar business/finance setting but use some more sophisticated mathematical techniques. This may not be of interest of course though, just something to consider, as you may be able to get exemptions from some of the actuarial exams depending what you modules you took in the maths degree.

    Agreed - you don't need an accounting degree to work in accounts. You would need to sit professional exams. You will need to do more exams than if you had an accounting degree but most employers don't make much distinction.

    By the way, there are jobs in accounting where you can use your maths degree more fully so it can be an advantage during your career over someone with a less numerate academic background.
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    I think that the accountant not only considers debit and credit, but still has to make reports and correctly fill out the papers. so you probably will have to learn it. I think that the mathematical degree is very cool. I also plan to enter the faculty of mathematics, so I pass an online course in math here https://mathisyourfuture.com/ . I really liked math as a science. I really liked my teachers who well explain this discipline, which give interesting assignments. I wouldn't want to be an accountant when I finish my education. Mathematics now has a lot of development opportunities in business, programming and science.
 
 
 
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