Free event opening doors to accountancy

ACCA head Liz Hughes
ACCA head Liz Hughes

Young people across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to consider a career in the accounting and finance industry which has grown by 6.2 per cent across the UK and plays a vital role in supporting economic recovery, according to ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

The global body for professional accountants is hosting a free open evening in Belfast on Tuesday, August 4, aimed at helping individuals learn about the flexibility and broad opportunities that the accounting profession has to offer.

The open evening, taking place from 6–8pm at the Ramada Encore, Belfast, is one of a series of steps taken by ACCA to equip Northern Ireland’s young people with the skills to become, not just accountants, but future business leaders.

“The accountancy profession has a depth and variety of opportunities available both locally and internationally, offering diverse career paths,” said Liz Hughes, head of ACCA Ireland.

“With the skills shortage in Northern Ireland still a major concern for many businesses, we want to attract talented young people to the accountancy profession and help them to understand what accountants do, how they are trained and the array of jobs that are available.

“We’re encouraging all individuals who may be considering a career in accounting to come along.”