International Women's Day - Women in Accountancy! - Azets - Speakers for Schools

International Women’s Day – Women in Accountancy! – Azets

International Women’s Day – Women in Accountancy! – Azets

Industry: Accountancy

Target Area for Student Applications: UK wide

Date: 08/03/2023

Time: 09:00 am – 10:00 am

Ages: 14-19

Application Closing Date: 17/02/2023

Opportunity ID: PL-4111

The stereotypical accountant has long been portrayed as a middle aged white man, but in 2022 this is just not the case! A survey has found that just under half of all qualified accountants are female, since the first female was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales back in 1919, Mary Harris Smith.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we will be sharing what it is like to be a Female Accountant or Tax Advisor at Azets, featuring females from all over the UK.

Join this workshop to hear about the different pathways into Finance that they took, and describe any barriers they overcame along the way. Students will gain an understanding of how they could apply to Azets to be trained in accountancy or tax, and some of our top tips for the recruitment process!


This session will last approximately 1 hour and will cover;

  • Senior Women and their experiences in Accounting & Finance
  • Different routes into a career in finance, regardless of your gender!
  • Top tips for the recruitment process

The chance to ask your burning questions about anything and everything to do with being a woman in finance!


More about Azets and what we do:

What’s your ambition? At Azets, ours is bold – to improve the lives of our colleagues, our clients and communities in a sustainable way. With over 80 offices across the UK, we’re 100% committed to providing a modern work/life culture so you don’t need to sacrifice your career or lifestyle. We provide dynamic accounting career choices for school leavers, graduates and career changers in external & internal audit, accountancy & business services, tax, corporate finance, business technology consulting, forensic accountancy, and business restructuring & insolvency. You’ll receive all the training, development and support you’d expect from a top ten international accounting and advisory firm. Unleash your potential today and kick-start your accountancy career at Azets.


As a preplacement task and to get the students thinking about this industry, students are asked to write a produce a ‘KWL chart’ in advance of the session. Students list everything they –
• Know about the employer or sector (K column) before they join the workshop
• Everything they Want to know (W column) during the DW
• What they Learnt (L column) after the DW

Anything left unanswered can be raised in Q&A at the end of the session.

To book a workshop for your students please use the booking form.