Newly Qualified ACA Guide

Congratulations on qualifying as a chartered accountant! The last 3 years of studying for your ACA / CA exams have paid off and now you’re qualified and ready to take the next step in your career.

There are now a variety of finance career opportunities available to you - you could stay in practice and progress to Partner level or make your first move out of practice into industry or banking and financial services.  

Our consultants are accounting and finance industry experts many of whom have had previous careers in finance and are qualified accountants themselves.  This background puts them in the ideal position to understand your experience and career goals and provide you with honest advice to help you take the next step in achieving them.

CMC Consulting understand that whether you decide to stay where you are or make the decision to move, it is helpful to do as much research as possible about the roles, locations and businesses on offer.  You may have an idea of the direction you’d like to go in based on the clients you’ve worked with, or you could be starting to research the options available to you.

To help you make the right choice, we have put together a comprehensive guide to making your first move out of practice.  This combines information on the wide range of career opportunities available, CV and interview tips, and advice on finding your ideal job.

Our experienced consultants are on hand to assist you with every step whether you need advice or you know exactly the role you are looking for.

We deal with a wide range of clients across the UK, from SMEs to the FTSE 100, with exclusive access to some of the UK’s leading finance roles - many of which are not accepting applications directly or via any other agency.

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Questions you may have

Things to consider before you move jobs


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CV advice

Interview tips

Find your ideal role​​

The application process​​