Financial sector offers young people flexible careers and highly prized skills

Students across Wales urged to consider all options as exam results are released

 As students across Wales receive their exam results over this week and next, professional accountancy body ACCA is promoting the many different routes into careers in accountancy.

Results days can be a day of jubilation for many; it can also be an opportunity to reconsider plans for next steps.

ACCA hears from employers across the country with vacancies suitable for school leavers, graduates or those looking to try a different career.


The professional body, which works with around 6,200 members and students in Wales, highlights the many ways to train to become an accountant. With options to join the ACCA Qualification journey for school leavers and graduates, those joining the profession have flexibility over how they study too, including with a training provider, through a Level 4 apprenticeship or via self-study.


For all students, ACCA recently launched a comprehensive online Study Hub to help students on their journey to a career in accountancy.


Lloyd Powell, head of ACCA Cymru/Wales, says: “Whether you met or exceeded your expectations or are facing the need to make different choices, we know that accountancy qualifications, and the understanding of business they deliver, open doors in every sector of the economy.

“Careers in accountancy offer secure and rewarding jobs, allowing accountants to specialise in one sector or work across many different sectors in their career, and opens doors to international opportunities too.

“We strive to ensure our qualifications are as accessible and flexible as possible because we know that many of our members have come from many different backgrounds to carve out successful careers in finance, making a positive contribution to the economy and society along the way.”