Hi all... I'm a 30 year old Chartered Accountant in Melbourne. I've been doing Management Accounting for about 8 years... I'm happy with the salary, but the work is so unrewarding and boooooring. Just wondering if there are any accountants out there who have made the transition to financial planning? I'm on about $90k + super at the moment, and realise I'd have to take a massive pay cut initially. Just wondering whether having Accounting qualification would be looked upon favourably by the industry, and how long it would take to get back to my current income levels? No matter what, I'm going to enrol in the Kaplan DFS this week... even if it's just to help manage my personal finances, and it looks like even an admin job in Financial Planning requires RG146 compliance. Would love to hear from any Accountants turned financial planners out there!!