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My ACA experience: Alex

An interest in economics spurred Alex to pursue a career in accountancy over medicine. He is completing his ACA training at Barclays bank as a business analyst and undertakes investigations as part of his varied work load.

Alex Ofusu, Business Analyst at Barclays

Alex Ofosu Adeji Business Analyst, Barclays

ICAEW route: Finance degree

Industry: Banking

Location: UK, London

Alex's story...

Before beginning university I had aspirations to be a doctor, but decided that I enjoyed economics more, so I chose that instead.

I chose the ACA because it is a well-recognised, prestigious qualification which has a lot of history.

My job title is Business Analyst in Market Risk at Barclays Commercial. I like the variety of the job - there are always different projects we’re required to investigate.

Whether revising for ACA exams or having to go to evening or weekend classes it can be hard, but the earning potential when qualified is something to focus on.

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