By Ruoro Kairu
With the job market awash with qualified accounting professionals, getting a job where you’re comfortable and can grow is a distant dream for many.
Bernard, an accounting professional with over five years in the job market had firsthand experience of this. While he was employed, he desired to move jobs and grow his career.
“I was looking for a better job. I felt it was time I move up the corporate ladder.” says Bernard.
However, despite his experience and active application to accounting jobs, Bernard’s efforts were unsuccessful.
“I had to examine the job market to better understand what skills employers were looking for. Afterward, I developed these skills and only then did I get a job.” he continues.
I interviewed Bernard to better understand his journey, his experience through the practical accounting training, and what he had to do to get the job he was after.
Here’s our interview;
Who is Bernard Mwangi?
“Bernard is a professional accountant with 5 years’ experience.
I am an ambitious person who is always looking for ways to grow my career and to get to the next level. At first, this was easy, but the higher up I got, the more difficult it was to get to the next level.”
What gap were you trying to address when you joined the training?
“I had been trying to move jobs for a while.
I had a job, but I was looking for one that could offer better pay, job security, and an opportunity to grow.
I had sent so many applications without success that I decided to change this.
I did my research to see what it is that employers were looking for in accountants. Some of the key skills I found out they wanted were how to file taxes on iTax and an in-depth understanding of QuickBooks.
After this, I went on the internet and looked up if anyone was offering these trainings. I saw Corporate Staffing, and soon after decided to enroll.”
During the practical accounting training, what stood out to you?
“The whole training was practical and personalized. The trainer would take the time to explain each topic and break it down fully.
On this one day, we were looking at filing taxes on iTax. The trainer shared a shortcut to filing VAT where you don’t have to keep repeating the same process over and again. With the shortcut, even if you make an error, you can simply rectify it.
I also liked the CV writing and interview coaching advice which proved helpful. When I went for the interview, I used the tips shared in class and I got the job!”
How did the training help your career?
“Through the training, I gained accounting skills that helped me secure a job. I also learned how to write a professional CV and pass a job interview.
I’m glad I attended the training and I would recommend it to all accountants.”
Are you looking for a promotion?
Are you new to the job market and wish to gain practical skills?
Or are you’re looking to change jobs?
The practical accounting training arms you with the skills and tools to achieve your professional dreams and you too will be able to grow your career like Bernard.
Ready to enroll? Follow this link to learn more and register for the training starting on 9th October.