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The Young Accountant Weekend

The Young Accountant Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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The Young Accountant Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of accounting, including forensic accounting, offshore tax investigations and corporate accounting. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of state-of-the-art simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced accountants. This programme will be held 'Live Online'.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in accounting, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications. 


Immersive Experiences of Accounting:

  • Accountants from the world-leading companies will coach you through high stakes situations that they face every day:

  • Analyse the accounts of a blue-chip company
  • Mastermind the expansion of a business, present your ideas to industry experts and compete for prizes
  • Investigate a tax evasion case

Career Coaching for Future Accountants:

  • Training on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top accountant

  • An action plan of how to break into the accounting industry, starting now

  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Accountants:

  • Q&A time with a selection of leading accountants from a wide range of disciplines

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resumé:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, commercial awareness, and the ability to apply real-life concepts

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Day 1: Investigative Accounting

Day 2: Corporate Accounting: Working for the Big Four

Day 1: Investigative Accounting

11.00amInside the Accounting World

- The accountant: an important figure in history
- An accountant’s role today
- Inspiring stories of famous accountants

11.30amThe Two Guarantees of Life: Death and Taxes

- Tax: how does it differ and how do you calculate it
- Build your understanding of accounting fundamentals
- Debate the ethics of tax avoidance vs tax evasion
- Use shrewd insider techniques to maximise your own income

12:00amBecome the Financial Advisor

-Celebrity scoop: become the financial advisor to an A-lister
-Apply your new skills to find your client’s best tax portfolio
-Ethical conundrum: what lengths will you go to for your client’s needs?
- Work alongside industry experts and receive live feedback

1.00pmLunch Break

2.00pmForensic Accounting: Accounts Under the Microscope

- Learn how tax evasion brought on the downfall of one of history’s most notorious gangsters
- Discover the origins of forensic accounting
- Uncover valuable insights into the mechanics of problem solving

2.30pmUnravelling Financial Mystery: Finding Offshore Accounts

- Scandal Alert! A high-profile figure has had their financial accounts leaked…
- Compete in teams to be the first one to resolve the financial mystery
- Present your case: be the first and act as the expert witness in the supreme court
- Develop the skills you’ll need to be a successful, forward thinking accountant: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more

4:45pmPanel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with accountants from a variety of backgrounds, including the ‘Big Four’
- Get your key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice


*exact programme format subject to change without notice

Day 2: Corporate Accounting: Working for the Big Four

11.00amWork Your Way to the Top: The World of Corporate Accounting

- Working life in a Big Four firm
- Accounting: the key to successful business
- Ethics in accounting: how to be an ethics-conscious accountant

11.30amAccounting is the Language of Business

- Learn the 3 pillars of accountancy: balance of payments, cash flow and financial statements
- Uncover the secret behind triangulation
- Discover the mechanics of business

12.00pmThe Life of a Project

- Experience the thrill of getting your first multimillion pound contract
- Work in teams to take charge of all aspects of the project
- Compare your results with Big Four accountants

1.00pmLunch Break

1.45pmThe Secrets of Success: What Makes a Profitable Company

- Learn how to maximise profit and what trade-offs need to be made
- Work with real-life data to understand what makes an organisation function
- The power is yours: make all the financial decisions for a global company

2.15pmYou’re Hired: Lead the Growth of a Start-up

- Take control: your firm has been hired to expand an exciting new start-up
- Work as a team to become the biggest company in the world, or risk falling into obscurity
- Present your proposal to the CEO and receive live feedback from industry experts

4pmAccounting of the Future

- How accounting will impact the world of tomorrow
- What impact will technology have on the industry?
- Accounting as the fuel for change

4.30pmCareer Coaching

- Chartered accountancy: key tips and exam advice
- University/college subject choices and apprenticeships
- Impactful cover letters and CVs/resumés
- Key steps to get you into a ‘Big Four’ firm

5.30pm Close

*exact programme format subject to change without notice

Venues, Dates & Locations

Live Online


20th -  21st  November 2021

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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20th -  21st  November 2021

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

Register Now


As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

COVID-19 Group

This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.