How will you stand out as a Newly Qualified ACA?
Flexibility in your Career Choice: Be open-minded. This is your first foray in to the world of Commerce and Industry and you should take into consideration the long-term benefit of joining a particular organisation on the basis of its size, sector and career advancement opportunities.
Communication and Negotiation Skills: Nowadays, Accountants are required to provide greater added value and will need first class communication skills in dealing with cross functional teams at all levels. Being inquisitive and able to demonstrate a willingness to take on new ideas and adapt to changing demands will accelerate your success.
Promoting your Wealth and Value: Believe in your ability and promote yourself to achieve maximum visibility. This is often the best way to secure internal promotion and is the first step to developing a valuable network.
Commercial Acumen: Having secured your first role and regardless of how detached you feel from the decision making process, focus on developing your understanding of the key challenges facing the business. This will give you a head start in securing a more commercial role in the future.