Junior Accountant in Need of Advice - Should I quit my job to peruse education?



  • I managed to do a career change by studying part time while working full time but it was so difficult. If I had had £60k I would have definitely quit earlier. Go for it! 
  • My husband took a similar route to you and was taking forever to get studying & exams done. Then he changed jobs and the company really helped him achieve his goals. They paid for him to do some weekend revision / study courses and got his exams done. This was 15 yrs ago but without that help he would probably still only be part qualified. So as you’re financially stable and you can afford to pay some cash out, I would advise you to find some weekend / evening courses, pay for it yourself and get those exams done. It will be worth it just to get that studying & exam stress out of the way and then you can move on with life and get paid a hell of a lot more. 
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  • Thank you everyone for your detailed advice I really appreciate it! The situation ended up with me being offered an Assistant Finance Business Partner job paying 32k a year with a good pension scheme, top study support (classes and what not) and work from home mostly.

    I decided to accept the offer not too long ago as I decided that I couldn't miss out on the study support offered and I weighed everything out with the risk of going fully unemployed with no cushion to rely on. The extra time off work for studying I hope will help along with the better work life balance.
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