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Attainable or not


Hello I'm a Newbie on this forum.I have looked at a couple of old posts on New Business and now I am not sure if I've wasted my time taking an AAT Level 2 Book Keeping Course and obtaining a Merit.

At the age of 55 years i was able to take early retirement, at the now ripe age of 60 i would like to think of it as a career break.

I have an Accounts and Administrative background, worked for the same family firm for over 30 years, as the 'youngster' i was encouraged to move from typing and general administrative duties, to a key role in the companies move to computerisation. I have a worked on all Accounts Ledgers, Sales, Purchase, Cashbook and Nominal to Trial Balance.

In short i have a lot of experience but had no accounts qualifications to back it up, hence going back to night school to give me a better understanding of Manual Book Keeping.

My dilemma now, do i carry on as originally planned, promote myself as a Book keeper for Sole Traders/small businesses, do i need more qualifications for this. If i were to seek employment as a Remote Book keeper, would my age be a disadvantage.

Feedback would be much appreciated



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