I’m considering leaving my Big 4 firm a year into my training contract, cos I just don’t know if accountancy is for me. Has anyone had a similar experience? I understand that they may make me pay back some training costs, so I do have to consider that expense, but I’m not sure I would ever want to stay in accountancy after ACA so I am unsure as to what benefit it would be to me to put myself through the stress of the exams.
Has anyone done this? Or know anyone who has left part way through their training contract? Was having even just a year at a Big 4 firm advantageous to them with getting a job in a different industry?