Your route to the top

As a qualified accountant, you can have a career at the forefront of a business, advising from a cost and revenue perspective whilst also having the commercial acumen to drive the business forward.

If you train in audit, you will also have the opportunity to meet senior business leaders and understand the variety and challenges of the role. This is fundamental if you want to become a successful finance director.

As the CEO or MD’s trusted advisor, you will be involved in setting strategies and making vital decisions about the future of an organisation.

As we showed in our DNA of a Finance Director report, many FDs began their careers by studying for ACA qualifications. By gaining the right level of experience in the right business areas and making the most of every opportunity, you could be on your way to the top job in finance.

As a global leader in finance recruitment, Hays can help you fulfil your career ambitions.

Once you’ve completed your qualifications, there are many different career paths available to you. We have a team dedicated to assisting you and advising on the best route for your career. Not only will you benefit from our expertise, but we can also make those all-important first introductions to employers who specifically want to recruit newly qualified professionals such as yourself.

Our specialist consultants place permanent and interim finance professionals into a large range of organisations and employers. We have a successful history in providing high-calibre individuals from graduate entry-level through to senior qualified finance and director level.

We can offer our expertise to support you in:

  • Honing your CV: We explain what an employer wants to see on a CV and why. We also highlight why your particular experience is relevant to our client, ensuring you secure an interview.
  • Interview preparation: This includes guidance on required research, how to sell yourself and your skills, how to answer competency-based interview questions and how to demonstrate your commercial awareness.
  • Maximising your online professional profile: Your online profile is just as important as your CV. Therefore, ensuring your online professional profile is frequently updated and promotes the best version of you is imperative when taking the next steps in your career.

To talk to a consultant about your career, please get in touch with your local recruitment expert.


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