Cost Accounting Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Accountancy

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Cost Accounting Skills List in Accountancy

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Cost Accounting role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Cost Accounting job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 29% of Cost Accounting job descriptions contained aat as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

aat
29%
purchase ledger
26%
cima
23%
acca
23%
accounts payable
23%
accounts receivable
23%
sales ledger
20%
sage
20%
finance
20%
financial reporting
15%
accounts
15%
credit control
12%
forecasting
12%
management accounts
12%
payroll
12%
accounts assistant
12%
xero
9%
management accountant
9%
auditing
9%
aca
9%
part qualified
9%
energy
6%
sorps
6%
balance sheet
6%
cost management
6%
monthly reporting
6%
financial controller
6%
cost accountant
6%
real estate
6%
cash flow
6%
financial analysis
6%
variance analysis
6%
vat returns
6%
budgeting
6%
reconciliation
6%
bank reconciliations
6%
communication skills
6%
manufacturing environment
6%
financial goals
3%
support functions
3%
statutory accounts
3%
bookkeeping
3%
expense management
3%
payment systems
3%
accounting
3%
sheet reconciliations
3%
hr
3%
finance business partner
3%
quickbooks
3%
meet deadlines
3%
fm
3%
management reporting
3%
partnering
3%
pivot tables
3%
analytical
3%
journal entries
3%
financial accountant
3%
accountant
3%
credit controller
3%
finance manager
3%
team leader
3%
management accounting
3%
sales invoices
3%
excel
3%
data input
3%
cashflow
3%
acma
3%
icaew
3%
icas
3%
analysis
3%
thinker
3%
treasury
3%
cost accounting
3%
supportive
3%
costing
3%
support management
3%
bank statements
3%
client billing
3%
credit card
3%
financial transactions
3%
accountancy and finance
3%
analytics
3%
stakeholder engagement
3%
month end
3%
financial control
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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