5 jobs you should apply for if you want to become an accountant

Sally Bracegirdle
Head of Marketing

Start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant with one of these opportunities.

With a Chartered Accountant qualification under your belt, doors will be open to your career across a vast range of industries and within companies of all shapes and sizes, from multinational corporations to small start-ups.

If you have a head for numbers, strong analytical skills and a business mindset, you could thrive within any one of the below job opportunities, all of which will equip you with a professional accountancy qualification.


1. ICAEW - Chartered Accountant

  • Where: Global
  • Salary: £51,000
  • Deadline: ASAP


One of the world’s leading providers of training and professional development for accountants, ICAEW offers graduates from all academic backgrounds a route into accountancy - you don’t need a degree in accounting, finance or business to apply. With over 5,000 employers authorised by ICAEW to train you for the ACA qualification globally, this is your chance to commence an exciting and financially-rewarding international career.



Join this Big Four professional services firm's graduate training programme in Newcastle and, as well as learning how to deliver the very highest quality audits to the world’s leading companies, you'll also study towards the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification. You don't need to have a specific degree to apply, but you will need to have at least a 2:1 in whatever you have studied. The programme starts in September, so don't hang around to apply.



Another of the Big Four professional services firms, KPMG runs its Audit Graduate Programme in various locations across the UK, from Aberdeen all the way down to Plymouth. By the end of this programme you'll have developed a deep understanding of businesses and you will have benefited from all the structured training and mentoring you need to achieve a fully-funded professional accountancy qualification.  



The ACCA Qualification is respected globally, with members having gone on to work for brands such as Dyson, British Airways and Grant Thornton after completing their exams, while others have started their own businesses or accountancy firms. You can follow in their footsteps no matter how much background knowledge of finance or accounting you have; ACCA allow you to start your training at different levels. Click below to get going.



Be the first to hear about Deloitte's upcoming graduate opportunities by registering your interest today. With 23 UK office locations and a 23% market share in the FTSE 100, Deloitte is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, offering graduates the chance to start life-changing careers and gain professional qualifications, such as the Chartered Accountant qualification. Hit the link below to find out more.




Want to learn more about a career in accountancy?

First Intuition are hosting a free, digital Accountancy Summer School starting from Tuesday 23rd June. The programme consists of four short interactive and information-packed sessions designed to give you a thorough understanding of what a career in accountancy looks like and the skills you'll need to succeed, as well as the chance to digitally meet with employers. If you're interested in a career in accountancy or finance, definitely don't miss your chance to get involved.

To find out more and register your in the free sessions, click here.