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, 23% of Chief Accountant job descriptions contained journal entries as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

journal entries
23%
intercompany
23%
bank reconciliations
23%
accruals
23%
month end close
23%
monthly accounts
23%
management accountant
19%
invoice processing
19%
cima
19%
variance analysis
19%
aat
19%
part qualified
14%
prepayment
14%
accounts receivable
14%
accounts payable
14%
fixed asset
14%
head of finance
14%
management accounts
10%
head of accounts
10%
bookkeeping
10%
financial services
10%
acca
10%
accounting
10%
microsoft excel
10%
purchase ledger
10%
sales ledger
10%
salford
10%
walkden
10%
xero
10%
year end accounts
10%
shipping
10%
corporate finance manager
10%
chief financial officer
10%
senior accountant
10%
financial accountant
10%
finance director
10%
cfo
10%
month end reporting
10%
balance sheet accounts
10%
group accountant
10%
sage line 50
5%
finance manager
5%
journal
5%
accounting technician
5%
problem solving
5%
nfp
5%
cash management
5%
part-qualified accountant
5%
assistant accountant
5%
study support
5%
stock
5%
manufacturing
5%
cost accountant
5%
real estate
5%
qube
5%
client accounting
5%
credit control
5%
financial accounts
5%
financial
5%

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