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Don't Panic Jonesy

Are you panicking about life after Brexit?

Are you worried about life after Brexit and the impact it will have?

It is evident from the media and many people you talk to that there is some concern about life after Brexit and how it will affect us. There’s a fear of the unknown… and no-one knows what the future will hold.

However, DON’T PANIC!

Whether you voted LEAVE or REMAIN, you will still have a career and a future.

EXAMPLE:

You are travelling from Exeter to Nottingham and you’ve heard that there may be roadworks on the M1, M4 or M5. However, you’re not sure which motorway is affected. Would this stop you driving up to Nottingham? Or, would you make a decision to travel anyway and then adjust your course once you find out which motorway is closed?

Corporal Jones might ‘stay put’. Will you?

Likewise, when it comes to our future, we all have choices and decisions to make, regardless of the current uncertainty. If you’re thinking about starting a career in accounting, you may not be sure whether you want to be a financial accountant, a management accountant, a public finance accountant or a bookkeeper. Would this uncertainty stop you studying anything until things are clear? NO! Whichever accounting route you ultimately take, you will need a basic knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting – all included in AAT Levels 2 and 3. You can make a decision about what type of accountant you want to be when you get to AAT Level 4.

In the meantime, there are three key things to think about:

CLARITY:

  • Where do you want to go?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What is your end goal?
  • What do you want for you and your loved ones?

DECISION:

Look at the options available to get where you want to go. Make a decision to go somewhere, rather than simply staying put!
‘Decision’ is the empowering opposite of ‘worry’.
Whatever you decide, you then need to take…

ACTION:

“If it’s to be… it’s up to me” – what’s stopping you?

AND…

If you decide to embark on a career in accounting or bookkeeping, there are TWO good reasons why there is no better time than NOW, to take action:

AAT Syllabus change:

As of 1st September 2016 the AAT are introducing their new AQ2016 syllabus. The major change to this syllabus is the addition of a ‘synoptic’ exam at each AAT level, so extra work!

To avoid this, you need to be enrolled on your course and registered with the AAT by 31st August 2016. If you’d like to know more about what is involved with either syllabus, please do get in touch.

Price Increase:

Well, we’ve held off increasing our prices for the past two years, but with the added work involved with the AAT new syllabus, we will be putting our prices up for AQ2016 enrolments.

Time moves by, whether you want it to or not.

If you don’t choose a future, a future will choose you…and it might not be the one you dreamt of!

For pretty much every type of business you can think of, there will be some form of accounting requirement – having bookkeeping and accounting skills can really open up a diverse range of options, so it’s a career that is definitely worth considering.

So when you’re pondering on Brexit and wondering what to do (whatever it is), just make sure you don’t do a Corporal ‘Jonesy’!

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