Accountant | Selby College
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Accounting technicians handle day-to-day financial matters in all types of business.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £30,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 a week

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • administration skills
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • processing and paying invoices
  • recording receipts and payments
  • preparing and checking ledger balances and other monthly accounts
  • completing and submitting tax returns, VAT returns and National Insurance contributions
  • handling company expenses
  • updating computerised accounting systems

You could work in an office.

With experience, you could move into management or become self-employed and work on accounts for small businesses. You could also study to become a qualified accountant.

AAT and ACCA qualifications are recognised across the world, so you could work overseas.

You can find out more about careers in accountancy from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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