Want a surefire route into a range of businesses? Jim Heron explains why a training in accountancy will make employers sit up and take notice.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential, especially if you want to get more into managing other people. Although the job involves a lot of numbers it is vital to be able to communicate the information effectively and to develop strong relationships with all members of the company.
Go for a science/engineering/maths degree as graduates from these areas tend to have higher success rates in the professional exams or for a business/accountancy degree to avoid the foundation level exams.