I have received an offer from a top 50 accounting firm to commence an ACA training contract in august. This was my first interview for a grad job.
My background: BSc Actuarial Science, 2.1, 7 CT exemptions, Alevels AAB (maths, physcis, business)
The thing is i really wanted to go into the actuarial profession and admittedly i haven’t really applied myself in securing a job. I know the market is super competitive right now.
So these are my options, i can accept this offer and qualify as a chartered accountant, or i can reject and focus on trying to get my foot into the actuarial profession.
The accounting firm is literally 20 minutes from my house so thats a big plus, but i dont want to ‘settle’ for something and then regret it later.
In terms of which career i would think is more enjoyable and interesting, they both are probably on par with each other, the main thing i care about is financial reward and the actuarial root is obviously more well paid.
All of your opinions are very welcome.