In this video sponsored by Chartered Accountants Ireland, we learn what it’s like to go for a career in Accounting & Finance.
Apparently – to a life of never-ending employment, whose merits, we’ll of course leave to you to ponder over.
Even more importantly we get educated about the latest fashion trends in Accounting attire (which, shockingly, doesn’t involve any “grey old suits”)
Part-interview, part story, you will learn:
- How much a professional in Accounting makes (apparently more than 50,000 EUR per year)
- What kind of work you’d be doing (all kinds of it, and that’s actually a good thing)
- What’s the difference between working in a small company and a big company (it’s more fun with the small guys)
Summing up all three, John McElhinney, Partner at… you guessed it – John McElhinney & Co., says that “the difference between working for a small firm and a large firm […] is that in a small firm you would get a wider exposure to all of the various disciplines – I could be out with a client, I could be in doing tax work – I really don’t know each day when I come in what I’m going to face wand what challenges I am going to encounter.”
As a bonus, you will also get to live out your wildest student fetish – to grill your employers at a job interview (which, by the way, students do much gentler than employers).
So for all of you current and future Masters students in Accounting & Finance, we have one important message for you: go out there and get studying – the life of riches and fun jobs awaits you!
And remember: “In the 21st century, the last thing you need is a grey old suit to be a success story”