3 years after graduating I was recently given the advice to try and marry your passion with your talent. My passion is music and tv, but let’s face it, I’m never going to be a tv producer, actress or musician. My talent lies with numbers and I have a Maths degree. So after looking at several options including production accounting (tv) and music marketing I have decided I’d like to work in finance (I’m thinking management accounting) for a record company. I’ve decided the best route in, and leaving my options open, would be to study for the ACA qualification in an accountancy firm.
Only thing is, I currently work in customer services for a bank and there are daily targets involved which I cannot handle very well. Deadlines I’m good at, but I prefer having a piece of work to get on with and taking my time over. I hate feeling rushed. I like to plan for any setbacks and I find I tend to go into a panic that I won’t meet daily targets, which means I’m pretty stressed most of the week. My Mum said she though a lot of jobs would be like this and I was wondering if accountancy, specifically training with an accountancy firm, would involve this?