Accounts Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Accounts Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Accounts role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Accounts job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 37% of Accounts job descriptions contained purchase ledger as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

purchase ledger
37%
accounts assistant
34%
sales ledger
23%
accounts payable
23%
accounts
20%
accounting
20%
payroll
20%
bookkeeping
14%
xero
14%
finance
14%
aat
12%
sage
12%
accounts receivable
12%
microsoft excel
12%
invoicing
9%
organisational skills
9%
sage line 50
6%
microsoft office
6%
finance admin
6%
bank reconciliations
6%
communication skills
6%
legal
6%
accounts admin
6%
sage accounts
6%
reconciliations
6%
accounts administrator
6%
sales invoices
6%
ap
6%
vat
6%
assistant
3%
vendor
3%
accounts production
3%
charity
3%
limited companies
3%
sole traders
3%
admin
3%
sap
3%
administrative
3%
purchasers
3%
invoice processing
3%
processing invoices
3%
bookeeper
3%
bookkeeper
3%
accounts analyst
3%
construction
3%
true team player
3%
self management
3%
responsiveness
3%
interpersonal skills
3%
friendly personality
3%
english language skills
3%
computer literate
3%
customer service
3%
excel
3%
sar
3%
bank reconciliation
3%
acca
3%
budget management
3%
cash flow forecasting
3%
cash flow reporting
3%
financial reporting
3%
management accounts
3%
credit control
3%
month end
3%
paye
3%
pensions
3%
sage 50
3%
year end
3%
accounts administration
3%
accounts clerk
3%
administration
3%
intercompany accounts
3%
data entry
3%
diligent
3%
highly detailed
3%
multi tasking
3%
prioritisation
3%
ledger
3%
sales
3%
expenses
3%
assistant accountant
3%
credit
3%

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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