AuthorTopic: Is there an age barrier?
@2018-08-04 15:27:54
Hi there,
I am sorry i am not sure is it ok to post this topic here!

I am a London based Charted Accountant, working in travel industry. I am 23 and thinking of making the career move from accounting to more hard core finance>
My worry is am a slightly old to change my career now?
Would this age factor is an issue for people like me with no pervious finance track record? Coz i wary that i have to start all over again??
All views are welcome>>>
@2018-08-05 14:28:41
23 is definitely not old!! Also, fact you are already CA will help make the move easier. If you take a look at some of the jobs on offer, you will see some that are trainee positions for CAs looking to make the move into finance.
Go for it!
@2018-08-10 14:01:59
Hi Leese,
Thanks for that, thats really helps.
I am seriously considering of doing the exams in June 2016.
How should i plan my career move?
Should i wait till i finish my level 1 exams and
look for opportunities?
Or should i start fishing for jobs from now onwards?
@2020-03-10 12:53:07
If you werent already a CA I would say wait. But given you are then I dont see why you cant go fishing for jobs now.
If you have experience in a certain sector as a CA, then try to find posts for jobs looking for analysts in that sector might make the move easier. I used to work in the telco and media sector as an assistant analyst and they filled the role for a senior telco analyst with someone who had been a CA for a telco company, he had no actual finance experience.

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