Salary - do the numbers add up?
When you start training, employers will typically take you on as an Accounts Assistant or Clerk. Some may even offer to fund your training. At this level you can expect to earn up to £18,400 a year.
Once you gain your first qualification (such as AAT or CIMA Certificate), you could expect to earn up to £35,000 a year as an Accounts Technician, Finance Manager or similar. You could even work for yourself with the skills you've learned!
If you want to continue further training, you can progress to a Chartered qualification (such as CIMA or ACCA). This will open up more opportunities and allow you to specialise within a particular area or industry. You could see your salary jump to well beyond £60,000 a year, increasing over time with experience.