How to Resign From your Current Accountancy Job

If you have found a new Accountancy Job and you need to resign from your current role, then these few words of advice should help you. Resigning is daunting and there are right and wrong ways of going about this. So, what is the best way of resigning and what should you do?

Firstly, you need to submit a written resignation to your manager. This removes any confusion and the company then has something on record. Within the statement you must say that you have decided to resign, show your thanks for working with them, state the final date of your employment and that you would be happy to work up until the day you leave.

When you take your written resignation to your manager, you need to orally resign to them. Be prepared for any kind of reaction, surprise, anger etc and be prepared for a counter offer to make you try to stay. You are not doing something wrong by resigning, so remain confident and positive at all times.

Why are you leaving your current accountancy job? Ensure you tell your colleagues and your boss the same reason, as you do not want this coming back to haunt you. If you tell your boss one reason and they find out the ‘real’ reason, you will seen to be a liar and it could affect your reference. Even if you really detest your current boss or your current accountancy role, try to remain professional with your reasons for leaving, as references can be invaluable for the future. You do not want to leave any negative feelings behind.

Finally, it is important that you are motivated and keen to work right up until the day you leave your current role. This will again ensure you do not upset your boss and means your references will be good when applying for other Accountancy Jobs.

Sample resignation letter

Dear (employers name),

I am writing to give (notice period on your contract) notice on my employment with (company name). Thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you all at (company name) which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I will ensure that I assist you to the best of my ability right up until my last day of employment. I would like to wish you all the best for the future.

Your Sincerely,

(your name)