How to Reignite Your Accounting Career

December 18th 2019 | Posted by Dave Cross

How to Reignite Your Accounting Career

How to Reignite Your Accounting Career

When you first set out on an accounting career, it’s an exciting time. You get to put your love of numbers to use helping clients to optimise their financial success.

However, it can be difficult to remain motivated, and passionate, after a few years working in the profession.

If you feel as though you are struggling to reignite a career which has become routine, you need to take action. You should try to remember why you chose an accounting career in the first place, and restore that passion. There are steps that you can take to help with this.

Remember your successes

One of the best ways to reignite your passion for accounting is to remember the successes you have had in your career. You should  examine these successes in more detail and get an understanding of what type of accounting work you are best suited to. Revisiting your successes in this way also helps you to remember how good they made you feel. This can have a significantly positive effect on your motivation levels.

Look for new opportunities

It may be time to look for a different opportunity in your career. This may involve looking for new employment, possibly involving a different branch of accounting. Alternatively, you may want to look into the possibility of gaining additional qualifications. Acquiring this knowledge can help to give you the motivation boost that you need.

Immerse yourself in the love of accounting

As you become weighed down by your everyday role, it’s easy to forget the love of accounting that you have. You should aim to immerse yourself in this love again. In order to do this, you may want to volunteer as a mentor to young accountants. You may also want to expand your network, do some voluntary accounting work and share your knowledge on platforms such as LinkedIn.

Take a break from your role

Sometimes, the best way to reignite your career is to take a break from it. Taking a long holiday may be sufficient. However, you may find that it’s more beneficial to take a career break. This gives you the opportunity to go and do something that you have always wanted to, such as travelling the world. On your return to your career, you should feel refreshed and re-energised.

Concentrate on your major motivations

On many occasions, a career can stagnate simply because a person does not focus on the things which really motivate them. For instance, you may relish the opportunity to help small business owners to save on their tax expenses. Focussing in this way may be all that you need to do in order to reignite your career and get back on track.

In summary

Feeling as though your career is at something of a standstill is not unusual. This does not mean that you should just settle for a mundane existence. Taking these steps can help you reignite the passion that you have for accounting. This means that you can be happier in your work and are more likely to continue to progress.

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