What does a Chartered Accountant do?
Chartered accountants provide financial and business advice to help companies thrive and meet statutory requirements. This might involve services such as financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accounting, corporate finance, business recovery and insolvency, or accounting systems and processes. Accountants tend to work in practice – supporting a range of clients, or in-house – focussing on the needs of their own organisation.
What skills does a Chartered Accountant need?
- Commercial awareness and an interest in and knowledge of business
- Excellent mathematical skills and strong analytical skills
- Organisational and time management skills, as well as self-motivation and commitment to the career in order to complete studies whilst working
- Strong written and verbal communication, as well as interpersonal skills
- A proactive, methodical approach to work
- Problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately
- Negotiation skills
- The ability to lead and effective team working skills
- Motivation, adaptability and the ability to use your initiative
- Integrity, discretion and trustworthiness.
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