Ever heard of the saying ‘money makes the world go round’? It’s for this reason a career in accounting will put you at the heart of pretty much any organisation.

But that doesn’t mean it’s all just about crunching numbers. People with these skills are often in senior positions and relied upon to lead the strategic direction of a business, with Managing Directors and CEOs often having come from an accounting background.

Within the accounting field, there’s a whole raft of levels and specialisms that you may wish to aspire to, with a clear progression ladder for those that want to get to the top. Qualified accountants can demand very attractive salaries, and with so many role options for all levels and abilities it can certainly offer a varied and fulfilling career.

Skills required

  • Analytical mind
  • High level maths/numeracy skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to communicate complex data

Example career options

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Management Accountant
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Financial Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer