A Decision

Its taken me a while, but I recently made an important decision, as mentioned in this previous post.

Since leaving Uni in June 2006, I’ve had various temping and contract roles in different industries, which has been fun, but I feel a bit lost when people talk about their careers. For a long time, I’ve felt that I’m not really achieving anything by temping.

When I was 15, I switched my career aim from “model” (oy, stop laughing) to “accountant”. Seems a bit of an odd choice, I know, but I liked maths, and I saw how much my dad paid out in fees to his accountant each month.

When I actually did accountancy modules at uni, I enjoyed them (which may have partly been due to the wife forcing me to enjoy them. Honestly, she’s been like a slave driver to me since we met in 2002!) but preferred economics and statistical modules more.


My “big” decision is that I want a career in finance, and I want to study for a financial qualification such as AAT. AAT feels like taking a step backwards in a way, and the cost scares me quite a bit (to study the level 4 technician qualification will cost £1150 at the local college) but by having another more specific and well known in the industry qualification, maybe I’ll eventually find my dream job.

Er, anyone got a spare grand?


  1. The Girl says

    Hurray it’s great that you’ve made a decision. And let’s hear a woop woop for economics and statistics!!

    As for the spare grand….I’ll have to get back to you on that one!
    .-= The Girl´s last blog ..Saying goodbye. =-.

  2. Tim C says

    Whatever you do, DON’T study through Home Learning College. Tehy’re rubbish.

    If you want to do AAT at home though, have a look at BPP. They’re good. Also, make sure you stick to AAT – don’t let people talk you into ICB or any other book-keeper course, as they are also rubbish.

    PS. I have got a shitload of AAT books I can lend you.
    .-= Tim C´s last blog ..Adriana Lima Is Behind You =-.


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