Chief Accountant Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Chief Accountant Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Chief Accountant role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Chief Accountant job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 25% of Chief Accountant job descriptions contained finance as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

finance
25%
financial accountant
15%
management accountant
15%
finance manager
15%
accounting
15%
month end close
15%
accounts
10%
financial controller
10%
accounts manager
10%
finance business partner
10%
flexible working
10%
hybrid
10%
leeds
10%
cfo
10%
cima
10%
chief financial officer
10%
york
10%
knaresborough
10%
ripon
10%
thirsk
10%
head of finance
10%
work from home
10%
management
10%
accruals
10%
aat
10%
bank reconciliations
10%
management accounts
10%
cash flow forecasting
10%
prepayments
5%
good communication
5%
vat returns
5%
part qualified
5%
sage line 50
5%
interest in finance
5%
interpersonal skills
5%
business partner support
5%
willingness to learn
5%
project management
5%
capital accounting
5%
invoice processing
5%
sap
5%
accountant
5%
capital management
5%
journal entries
5%
statutory accounts
5%
financial reporting accountant
5%
financial services
5%
payment runs
5%
tax advisory
5%
ifrs
5%
technical
5%
chief finance officer
5%
ledger
5%
corporate finance manager
5%
vat
5%
nhs
5%
finance director
5%
analysis
5%
school business manager
5%
variance analysis
5%
group accountant
5%
manufacturing
5%
financial control
5%
head of accounts
5%
microsoft excel
5%
financial
5%
public sector finance
5%
accountancy
5%
year end
5%
senior accountant
5%
graduate level
5%
a level
5%
accounts payable
5%
aca
5%
fixed assets
5%
investment portfolio
5%
acca
5%
education finance
5%
manufacturing processes
5%
data
5%
financial accounting
5%

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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