Career in finance

Whether you're new to finance or want to develop your existing skills, we're here to help you take the next step.

Ready for a change?

Are you thinking about starting or growing your career in finance but don't know where to begin?

We're here to help.

Whether you're new to finance or want to develop your existing skills, you'll find everything you want to know about job roles, salaries, progression opportunities and things to think about before taking that next step.

Where to start
Starting your career

Starting your career

Deciding what career to set off on is such an exciting time. But it can also be a little overwhelming. We'll help you understand what it really means to be an accountant or bookkeeper so you get an idea of whether it interests you, and if it will take you where you want your career to go.

Start your career

Growing your career

Growing your career

If you're already working in finance you'll have an idea of the opportunities available to you. But what's the best way to gain the skills and confidence to take the next step up? Grasp these opportunities and you could soon be climbing the career ladder.

Grow your career

Changing your career

Changing your career

If you've got a passion for numbers and have been thinking about changing to a career in finance, what's stopping you?

We'll take you through the things to think about, and how to get where you want to be. Whether that's working in a finance team or running your own bookkeeping business, the possibilities are endless.

Change to a career in finance

Discover your new earning potential

These salaries represent the average (median) for AAT members (excluding AAT Licensed Accountants) working full-time and are taken from the AAT Salary Survey 2021.



Accounts/Finance Assistant


Accounts/Finance Officer


Team Leader/Supervisor


Junior Manager


Middle Manager


Director/Senior Manager



Find out what you could earn as you progress through your career with AAT: look at the AAT Salary Survey 2021.

Chartered progression
Chartered progression

Want to be a chartered accountant? Our qualifications get you there faster than university.

Be self-employed
Be self-employed

Running your own bookkeeping or accountancy practice could be the most rewarding step in your career.

Ready to progress your career with AAT?

Find out more about our qualifications, study options and how to register: enquire with us today.

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