Accounting can be a lucrative industry, but if you want to get involved in it then there are a few things you’re going to need to do beforehand. It doesn’t matter how good you are with numbers – you won’t be able to just jump right in and start offering your services to businesses. Below, you’ll find 3 things to do before you can become an accountant: 

  1. Get Qualified

Yes, you need qualifications to become an accountant. There may be slightly different pathways and courses depending on your current qualifications and what exactly you want to do, but the fact remains – you’re going to need a qualification. Make sure you look into this and take into account how long it will take you to qualify so you can prepare to start up.

  1. Get Experience

Practice as much as possible to get experience, even while you are qualifying. Practice is something all experts need, and it’ll help you when you’re looking to get off the ground.

  1. Get Insured

You should not practice this without insurance. As you will be providing companies with advice, you’re going to at least need professional indemnity insurance to protect you. 

  1. Learn As Much As Possible About The Industry

There’s a lot to learn about the industry when it comes to things like tech and software. You can also learn a lot using the infographic below. 


credit to University of Alabama Birmingham

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