Accountant Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Accountant Skills List in Accountancy

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

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

tax
25%
tax returns
25%
management accounts
25%
acca
22%
tax planning
22%
cima
18%
accounting
18%
aca
15%
accountancy
15%
management accountant
15%
returns
15%
xero
11%
finance
11%
aat
11%
balance sheet
11%
vat returns
11%
accounts payable
8%
credit control
8%
financial reporting
8%
bookkeeping
8%
vat
8%
trust management
8%
training
8%
analytical review
8%
management accounting
4%
tax accountant
4%
client accounts
4%
statutory
4%
audit
4%
acma
4%
icaew
4%
icas
4%
english
4%
bank reconciliations
4%
purchase ledger
4%
variance analysis
4%
maths
4%
accounts receivable
4%
accountancy firm
4%
sage line 50
4%
service charge
4%
accountant
4%
accounts
4%
accounts assistant
4%
assistant accountant
4%
manufacturing environment
4%
qualified chartered accountant
4%
sage accounts
4%
advanced excel
4%
cis returns
4%
year end accounts
4%
client accountant
4%
finance team
4%
microsoft excel
4%
property accountant
4%
real estate
4%
budgeting
4%
forecasting
4%
monthly reporting
4%
sorps
4%
auditing
4%
communication skills
4%
finance department
4%
financial control
4%
meet deadlines
4%
reconciliation
4%
stakeholder engagement
4%
support management
4%
accounting software
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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