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Chartered and certified accountants

Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.


Median Salary

New workers start around £25,686. Normal pay is £42,429 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £71,301.

Daily Tasks

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Science

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