It’s transformed the world of work, shaking up how we run businesses and organisations in ways that mean the role of accountants is wider and more important than ever before. And it’s highlighted how this profession offers a secure and flexible career whatever your age. 

For the upcoming Generation Z in particular developing strategic accountancy skills offers a great launchpad into this world, with benefits our research shows that they crave. Like the opportunity to learn valuable skills and progress rapidly, to be paid well and enjoy greater security of employment. To enjoy a good work-life balance, with varied and meaningful work for organisations with purpose and values. And the opportunity to make a contribution towards a better, fairer, more sustainable future for all.

Explore future career zones

Where do you want to take your career next? We see five exciting career zones of opportunity in accountancy emerging, all contributing to building businesses for the long run. These zones represent broad areas of career opportunity in which individuals may develop their careers, or indeed navigate across as their careers develop. Accountancy career paths will become more diverse in the future and working lives will be reimagined as technology blurs the work divide between humans and machines.