Don´t worry mate; I´m also from the UK , and if you have accounting/financial qualifications you´ll have no problem; it also helps that you speak some Spanish. While working in the major accounting firms may not be attractive long term, it´s a good way to get into the system and from there you shouldn´t find it difficult to get yourself a different job. The big companies, KPMG etc are crying out for fluent English speaking accountants, as the locals, while qualified , generally have a poor level of English and as a lot of their work is with foreign owned companies, they have problems communicating. I know of two other young Brits, one moved out here just over 2 years ago on spec, with no idea whatsover as to what Chile was like, with his wife and 2 suitcases , and both found jobs very quickly ( they aren´t accountants). The other moved over about one year ago and has experience in credit insurance. He also got a job within a couple of weeks just by writing to a local branch of an international insurance company, who got him in immediately for an interview and he literally started the next day. Once you have your job offer, you´ll have no problem with getting your work permit.