Accounting Work Experience

For over 30+ years, KBM has been helping students, accounting graduates, AAT and ACCA students to obtain accountancy work experience. With accounting qualifications academic by nature, our practical accounting training fills the skill gaps with relevant work experience, bringing theory into practice as part of the Practical Experience (PER) required to become a member of professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, AAT and CIMA. 

As a firm of Chartered Certified Accountant & Registered Auditors, KBM is able to help you stay up to date with the latest industry best practices, greatly enhancing your practical experience and career in accounting and enabling you to secure accounting roles such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant and Accountant. 

Importance of Accounting Work Experience

Accounting work experience is essential for job placements particularly for accounting students lacking the practical skills to fulfil the role. Unlike typical summer accounting internships which lets students shadow an accountant, our accountancy work experience allows students to dive deep and gain hands on experience using the latest software used by accounting firms and manage their own workload as they acquire key accounting skills. This allows our trainees to put into practice accounting concepts through relevant training, improving their technical skills and adding valuable work experience on thier CVs

How to gain Accounting Work Experience

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), KBM offers an insider's view of what it's like to work in a professional accounting firm including the work they do, the industries they work in and challenges facings businesses they work with. During the work experience placement, you will take the role of a Trainee Accountant, working on real client files under the supervision of qualified accountants in our Chartered Certified Accountanty Firm. The work experienced gained will count towards your PER required by professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, AAT and CIMA. KBM Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors are ACCA approved employer at Gold Level. 

Our Accounting Work Experience Programs

We offer a variety of accountancy training programs of various levels, providing our learners tons of opportunities to grow their accounting careers. In addition, as part of our programme through our partnerships with Sage, QuickBooks and Xero, we train learners to become software certified to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Accounting Work Experience

During the accounting work experience sessions, you will basically get to know how to really do the role of an accounts assistant from scratch and build your confidence step by step and many past trainees have really found it very useful for when they went for a job interview. The work experience in the accounting program is on one to one basis, so you do get the attention of an experienced Chartered Accountant guiding you in a professional way on how to really do the job well. You will realize that your confidence will grow with every session you attend and by the time you finish, you will be absolutely ready to take on a role as an accounts assistant and do it well. One of the greatest difficulties faced by young people at the time of a job interview is to talk about your work experience. In many cases, not enough to have had a good academic performance, but also need to demonstrate skills and competencies needed to apply for any job. It is indisputable that one of the challenges for future professionals is to gain experience before finishing the career, considering that this will provide exercise and develop in the workplace. There is no doubt that work experience in accounting is an essential professional development axis. There are races in which it may be necessary to have some experience when applying for a position, such as accounting.

Why is it important to have accounting work experience?

Accounting plays an important role in all business operations, such as sales, purchases, taxes, costs, and investment, in short, all operations and transactions are related in one way or another with accounting and is the primary basis for the taking of managerial and financial decisions. In this case, companies understand that apart from a good academic background, work experience in accounting is essential when choosing a candidate, especially when it is a department that will be responsible for ensuring the economic and financial resources. A candidate with accounting work experience gives the company confidence and trust and ensures that the new employee familiar with the functions performed, and will not be a long learning time.

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