Accountant Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Accountant Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Accountant role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Accountant job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 34% of Accountant job descriptions contained accounting as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

accounting
34%
part qualified
17%
client accounts
17%
quickbooks
17%
xero
17%
bookkeeping
17%
vat returns
17%
aat
17%
erp
17%
financial reporting
17%
accountancy
17%
communication skills
17%
accounting practice
17%
financial accounting
17%
accounts preparation
17%
management accounts
17%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

Including the right keywords in your CV will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and win more job interviews from employers and recruiters.


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