How to kick start your Accountancy & Finance career in Banbury


Are you looking to switch careers, or begin an Accountancy & Finance career in Banbury?

Here are a few simple steps to enhance your chances of securing an Accountancy & finance job in Banbury.

Is Accountancy & Finance the career for me?

In the current UK jobs market, skilled candidates are in short supply. Therefore, if you’re looking to forge an Accountancy & Finance career in Banbury, Oxfordshire or elsewhere, it is definitely a sensible long term career path to take. But do you have the core skills to be a success within finance?

Good arithmetic and an aptitude for working with numbers are of course very important, but what other skills are needed? A passion for problem solving as well as strong eye for detail are essentials, while analytical skills and an ability to work to strict deadlines will be very useful when looking to progress & impress. Together with the skills, your attitude and tenacity for to listen, learn & progress are also going to be key in making you stand out from the crowd and be a success. 

What are companies looking for?

Every company’s requirements are different, however some level of accountancy qualification is generally essential. A Finance degree will certainly put you in good stead, however for those of you not going to university, an AAT qualification is considered near essential in the current job market. This will give you an excellent base of Accountancy knowledge & skills, while once achieved, should increase the opportunities out there for you. College is probably the best place to study this, as apposed to distance learning, as you will be able to learn off your fellow students.

Finally, any knowledge of an Accountancy software package will be highly sought after by employers. Sage in particular, is a very commonly used program and a basic course either online or at college together with your AAT, is sure to enhance your CV still further.

Prospect Accountancy are a Recruitment Agency in Banbury. We specialise in Permanent & Temporary, Part & Full-time Accountancy & Finance jobs in Banbury & the surrounding area

Please give us a call on 01295 817669 to see how we can help with your job search!