So I have recently been offered an ACA training contract in Audit from a top 25 accountancy firm. If I’m being totally honest, my first preference would have been to do ACA-Audit with one of the Big 4 as with most people.
After qualifying as an ACA (fingers crossed) I’ll do what everyone does and weigh up their options with regards to careers paths i.e. I may stay in Audit or decide to go into industry or even something like corporate finance.
However, I DEFINITELY want to work for a well-known large multi-national company at some point in my career (the earlier the better).
My main query is that, post-qualification, how likely is it that I can go from working for a ‘small’ accountancy firm to working for one of the big4 or another ‘big name’ in Financial Services/Industry.