Accountant Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy (qualified)

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Accountant Skills List in Accountancy (qualified)

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, 44% of Accountant job descriptions contained accountant as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

accountant
44%
accountancy
29%
finance
29%
aat
25%
acca
22%
accounting
19%
aca
19%
tax returns
16%
senior accountant
13%
accounts
13%
bookkeeping
13%
vat returns
10%
corporation tax
10%
xero
10%
balance sheets
10%
management accounts
10%
financial information
10%
financial statements
10%
tax
10%
reconciliations
10%
stafford
7%
audit
7%
cima
7%
accountants
7%
sage
7%
chartered
7%
qualified accountant
7%
vat
7%
statutory accounts
7%
information
7%
part qualified
4%
policies
4%
chartered accountants
4%
microsoft excel
4%
aat level 4
4%
company secretarial work
4%
compliance reporting
4%
qualified chartered accountant
4%
ledger
4%
book keeper
4%
financial reporting
4%
taxation
4%
returns
4%
bookkeeper
4%
real estate
4%
finance director
4%
chartered accountant
4%
finance manager
4%
financial
4%
financial controller
4%
financial accountant
4%
management accountant
4%
portuguese
4%
general ledger
4%
senior legal cashier
4%
hmrc
4%
reconcile
4%
technical accounting
4%
management information
4%
accounts payable
4%
reconciling
4%
accounting software
4%

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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