First (paid) job in Accounts :)

uknittyuknitty Experienced MentorPosts: 591Registered
I've just been offered a position as an accounts and payroll assistant and I am going to be starting on Monday :)

Its a one year fixed term contract initially, working 3 days a week.

I'd like to get some more practice experience though so I'm still thinking I may want to continue with unpaid work exprerience in a practice environment. I just want to get this FNST exam out of the way before I start persuing that possibility any further though !


  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,624Registered
    That's a pretty good start! You may be surprised at how much experience you pick up in those 3 days.

    Well done
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Posts: 715Registered
    Well done
  • piratepirate Trusted Regular Posts: 469Registered
    Well done thats fabulous
  • CurzyCurzy New Member Posts: 13Registered
    Congratulations to you. I know it's really tough in the job market, so you have done well.

    I hope Monday goes well.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,071FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    awesome news! :thumbup: Congrats!
  • readerreader Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,039MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Congratulations; getting that first break is so difficult but you've done it!
  • Amie1977Amie1977 Feels At Home Posts: 33Registered
    I'm a bit late but congratulations!!! I hope your day so far is going great!! Let us know how you get on!!
  • JohnCJohnC New Member Posts: 12Registered
    Congratulations, you have managed to bridge the gap between getting the qualification and gaining experience.
  • uknittyuknitty Experienced Mentor Posts: 591Registered
    Thanks for the good wishes guys ! Today was a really good day, after an induction in the morning I spent the afternoon learning about IRIS and running a few small payrolls.

    There is even better news in that every member of staff has a training budget allocated to them, (gutted I have already paid for my technician level just a few months back!) but this means that there is also scope for me to undertake some additional training :) I want to do some excel training, and my line manager has suggested looking at some courses geared towards accounting and finance in the charity sector. I'll have to have a think about what will be most useful to my role and to the team and see what we come up with.

    It can be tough getting a break, but if you knock on enough doors and ask enough questions there are opportunities out there just waiting to be found....
  • Amie1977Amie1977 Feels At Home Posts: 33Registered
    That sounds great!! I really hope it all goes well for you!!
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