Accountants monitor the financial health of a company and advise senior managers on budgeting and forecasting. If you have an interest in numbers and are organised and methodical, an Accounting career could be for you.

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Average Salary

£35,000 - £55,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Helping businesses manage their money
  • Keeping track of financial records and transactions
  • Preparing financial reports and statements
  • Helping with budgeting and financial planning
  • Helping businesses comply with financial regulations


  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Maths skills
  • Problem-solving


To become an Accountant, you could complete a:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Finance or Accounting-related subject
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship in Finance or Accounting-related subject

Example Qualifications

  • Level 6 Award
  • Level 6 Certificate
  • Level 6 Diploma
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 NVQ

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