I've passed my ACCA exams - what's next for my career

Saturday, the 8th of February 2014 will be a date forever remembered by thousands of ACCA students who pass their final set of ACCA exams.
 
After years of hard work, study and focusing on passing exams, the question many will ask now is "what next for my career"?
 
The good news is, you have increased your job opportunities and your earning power. What those opportunities are and what salary you can expect to earn now and in the coming years will depend on a number of factors.
 
Factors that can effect your job opportunities and salary include:
  • Size of the company or practice that you currently work in
  • The location you work in
  • Do you have additional languages
  • Previous academic results such as Leaving cert points/High School Diploma and Degree/Masters grade 
  • Any placing you might have had in professional exams and level of travel, among others
 
Generally the larger the business you work for the more job opportunities and earning power you will have but there are always exceptions.
 
So, if you are considering an external move or negotiating your salary, Morgan McKinley's Accounting & Finance Salary Guide can be used as a measure for salaries for recently qualified ACCA accountants in Ireland. 
 
If you are looking for any advice on the above please feel free to contact Jonathan Olden  or any of the accounting team across Ireland or Internationally. 
Michael Morrissey's picture
Principal Consultant - Finance & Commercial
mmorrissey@morganmckinley.ie