Charity and not-for-profit
If you would like your skills to make a difference, then you may be looking at the charity and not-for-profit sector.
There are a range of opportunities for accountants in this sector, including working in a management accounting role, managing budgets and financial systems or liaising with budget holders and trustees to manage the needs of the organisation.
You could also work for an auditing firm that specialises in the charity sector, delivering high-quality audit work, systems reviews and consultancies into the needs for charity clients.
Why work in charity and not-for-profit?
There are many reasons why working in a charity or not-for-profit organisation can make for a rewarding and satisfying career.
This area of accountancy generally offers very gratifying work – knowing that you are helping an organisation that exists to make a positive difference in the world. This area of accountancy is also known to have a healthier work/life balance than other sectors.