CIPFA

29 September 2011 - 5:11am
David53

This area of accountancy is specialised and the demand of it seems to be constant.
It is interesting that the entry requirements are quite soft but that one needs to be working in an area where the wrk experience is appropriate.
The requirements are:
A minimum of 3 GCSE's (grades A-C) and 2 A-levels (grade A-C) or equivalent, or the Scottish, Northern or Southern Irish equivalents. Subjects must include Maths and English at either level.

BTEC and SCOTVEC National Certificates are also accepted.

The minimum vocational qualification is an NVQ/GNVQ at Level 3, or the Scottish equivalent.

If you are mature i.e. over 21 and have 3 years work experience, and are sponsored by your employer you also qulaify.

All seems very easy when you consider the roles in the local economy of NHS that they play.

Can anyone shed any light on how tough the actual exams are and what the job opps. are after qualifying. Is it is easy to move out of public finance after qualifying?Are the skills easily transferable?