Accounting Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Accounting Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Accounting role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Accounting job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 36% of Accounting job descriptions contained accounting as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

accounting
36%
bookkeeping
12%
project management
12%
accountancy
12%
payroll
12%
aat
12%
accounting technician
8%
statutory accounts
8%
tax
8%
vat
8%
communication skills
8%
general ledger accounting
8%
accounts receivable
8%
finance
8%
microsoft excel
8%
accountant
8%
aca
8%
acca
8%
sales ledger
8%
accountancy firm
4%
accounts assistant
4%
management
4%
forecasting
4%
accruals
4%
chartered accountant
4%
management accounts
4%
assistant accountant
4%
audit
4%
qualified chartered accountant
4%
data manipulation
4%
tax advisory
4%
financial accounting
4%
advisory
4%
gaap
4%
analysis
4%
part-qualified accountant
4%
financial reporting
4%
chartered accountants
4%
financial operations
4%
management accountant
4%
prepayments
4%
financial advisory
4%
numeracy
4%
general ledger
4%
public sector accounting
4%
forensic accounting
4%
tax accounting
4%
journal
4%
year end accounts
4%
credit and debit
4%
insolvency
4%
reconcile
4%
liquidation
4%
accounts payable
4%
records
4%
general administration
4%
relocation
4%
closing
4%
ms excel
4%
data analysis
4%
accounts manager
4%
finance administrator
4%
time management
4%
accounts senior
4%
finance assistant
4%
food industry
4%
accounts
4%
accounts supervisor
4%
finance business partner
4%
hmrc
4%
purchase ledger
4%
financial services
4%
cima
4%
project manager
4%
revenue
4%
sage50
4%
financial controller
4%
payroll admin
4%
interpersonal skills
4%
budgeting
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.

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