by ACCA student blogger Tim Chippindall
My name is Tim, and I am 29 years old and currently studying ACCA. I enjoy working in accountancy and find my work enjoyable and fulfilling. My current role involves providing management accountancy services within a large organization, which is interesting and challenging. Outside of work I enjoy all things aviation, photography and the great outdoors.
I chose this career path because accountancy is the backbone of any business. The skills you can learn and develop are integral in any industry. Plus, a career as an accountant can take you anywhere, provides daily challenges and pushes you to deliver the best possible service you can.
The ACCA Qualification appealed to me because it’s globally recognised. The idea of being able to work and network with people across the world, with similar remits, makes the career opportunities great. I chose ACCA after looking through the syllabus; the broad areas you study, combined with the experience you have to achieve really promotes what a good qualification it is to have.
I am working through the Fundamentals level of the qualification the moment. My degree was not accountancy based, so I had to start from the beginning. I’m currently studying for Paper F4, Corporate and Business Law, which I plan to take it in January 2015, and then I am looking at take F5 and F6 in the summer… a busy few months ahead!
My ambitions for the future are to continue to broaden my experience. An Advisory role with links to strategy and development of a business would be fantastic, as would experience working in an audit based role.