I am a recent mature graduate and am looking to start a career in accountancy. I have little or no direct relevant work or academic experience however I am more than numerically competent. Could anyone advise me if it would be worth my while embarking on self study towards aca/acca/cima and would potential employers look more favourably upon my application, or is it a waste of time starting studying until I have (hopefully!!) secured an accounting position? Any help would be gratefully received!!