Kick-start a rewarding career and gain maximum exemptions from professional body qualifications – including ACCA (nine Foundation papers) and CPA Australia (five papers) - with our highly-regarded degree course. Accounting and finance was one of the biggest growth sectors for graduate vacancies in 2014, and with a median salary of £33,000 for graduates in the accounting and financial services business sectors in 2013/14, it’s a great career choice. Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative/numerical analysis. These are valuable in any business environment and in both small and larger organisations. Studying in Chelmsford in our Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Finance, you'll be part of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, well-recognised by employers and professional bodies as a centre for innovative business education and training. Accelerate-Logo You'll be taught by inspiring specialists, many with professional accountancy qualifications themselves who are keen to share their wealth of experience and help you gain the skills you need for a successful career. You'll also benefit from regular guest speakers from industry, commerce and accounting firms ready to share their tips of the trade. Our students and academics come from all over the world, so you’ll learn to operate in a multicultural environment – great preparation for today’s global marketplace.