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, 64% of Accounts job descriptions contained accounts assistant as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

accounts assistant
64%
purchase ledger
35%
aat
30%
finance
28%
sales ledger
20%
credit control
18%
sage
18%
accounts
15%
accounts payable
15%
accounting
13%
microsoft excel
13%
reconciliation
9%
ledger
9%
acca
7%
payroll
7%
accounts manager
7%
accountancy
7%
paye
5%
finance manager
5%
invoices
5%
cima
5%
month end
5%
credit
5%
management
5%
filing
5%
bank reconciliations
5%
legal
3%
finance administrator
3%
processing invoices
3%
accountants
3%
intercompany accounts
3%
accounts receivable
3%
ap
3%
assistant accounts
3%
credit card
3%
assistant
3%
balance sheet reconciliations
3%
book keeping
3%
sales invoices
3%
financial control
3%
accounts administration
3%
purchase orders
3%
concur
3%
xero accounting
3%
printing
3%
excel
3%
sap
3%
expenses
3%
legal accounts
3%
cis returns
3%
supplier payments
3%
accounting software
3%
invoice
3%
legal cashier
3%
construction industry
3%
client accounts
3%
journals
3%
management accountant
3%
quickbooks
3%
bank statements
3%
sun
3%
royston
3%
year end
3%
vat
3%
bookkeeper
3%
team leader
3%
financial
3%
financial projects
3%
accounts admin
3%
invoicing
3%
bookkeeping
3%
sage line 50
3%
sage accounts
3%
purchase invoices
3%
highly numerate
3%
accounts administrator
3%
audit
3%
sage 200
3%
methodical
3%
accounts payable reconciliations
3%
trainee accountant
3%
analytics
3%
part qualified
3%
erp
3%
xero
3%
numeracy
3%
finance admin
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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