Business Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Business Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Business role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Business job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 16% of Business job descriptions contained accounting as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

accounting
16%
aat
16%
acca
16%
management accounts
16%
forecasting
12%
recovery
12%
insolvency
12%
corporate recovery
12%
business development
12%
variance analysis
12%
commercial finance
12%
finance
12%
budgets
8%
reporting
8%
cima
8%
finance business partner
8%
practitioner
8%
management reporting
8%
aca
8%
part qualified
8%
business planning
8%
payroll
8%
financial performance
8%
business partnering
8%
accounts payable
8%
budgeting
8%
accounts assistant
8%
analysis
4%
service level agreements
4%
internal audit
4%
compliance
4%
communication skills
4%
pre-payments
4%
accounts receivable
4%
assets
4%
management accounting
4%
capital
4%
forecasts
4%
housing
4%
operational finance
4%
treasury
4%
analytical
4%
analytical skills
4%
finalist
4%
corporate work
4%
accruals
4%
balance sheet reconciliations
4%
chartered accountants
4%
financial analysis
4%
payroll analysis
4%
drive change
4%
strategic cash management
4%
reporting standards
4%
presenting
4%
leader
4%
fp&a
4%
financial modelling
4%
financial planning
4%
payroll taxes
4%
xero
4%
microsoft excel
4%
financial reporting
4%
cash flow reporting
4%
cash flow forecasting
4%
budget management
4%
sales ledger
4%
reconciling
4%
bookkeeping
4%
corporate tax
4%
process improvement
4%
operational support
4%
management information
4%
business partner support
4%
data entry
4%
data analysis
4%
administrative
4%
tax risk
4%
governance
4%
relationship management
4%
supervising
4%
purchase ledger
4%
manufacturing
4%
foreign currency
4%
bank reconciliations
4%
ssp
4%
resourcelink
4%
pension administration
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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