By Ruoro Kairu
Today, the accounting field is saturated by qualified professionals. It has become harder to get an accounting job than it was ten years ago.
This week, I was catching up with an accountant friend. She is a certified accountant. Since she graduated two years ago, she is yet to get an accounting job.
From the desperation of getting a job, she started applying for any job she could get. A while back, she got a job as a sales representative.
While the job did pay her bills, this is not what she wanted for her career. However, she could not leave the job since she didn’t have anything else to do.
After a while, she got tired of the sales job, so she started applying for accounting jobs.
She was called in for a few interviews as an accounts assistant.
After a few interviews, she noticed a trend of questions; what practical skills she had, and what set her apart from other candidates. She gave generic answers to these questions.
After two months of interviewing with no success, she wanted to know what skills can set her apart from other candidates.
I asked her to join the practical accounting training that would equip her with the skills she needed to boost her above other job seekers.
What practical skills will you learn in the training?
1. How to effectively use QuickBooks. One of the most basic accounting software is QuickBooks. To become a successful accountant, you need to learn how to use QuickBooks.
2. Online Payroll processing. As an accountant, you will –directly or indirectly, be involved in the payroll process. This training will teach you how to file payroll statutories including NHIF, NSSF, and PAYE. Learning this will especially give you an upper hand when applying for jobs in startups and growing companies.
3. How to file corporation tax return.
4. How to accurately prepare end of year statutory accounts.
Additionally, the training will tackle common issues you’ll encounter through the job search process. These include;
1. CV Writing –after you’ve gained these skills, you need to display them in your CV. How do you write a CV that shows your skills achievements and competencies? How should your CV be drafted to capture the attention of an employer?
2. How to pass any interview –After you’ve sent your CV, you’ll then be called in for the interview. How do you ace an interview? How do you tailor your answers to match what the company is looking for?
Ready to join the practical accounting class? Register today.