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ACCA

ACCA stands for the association of chartered certified accountants and is recognized internationally as the standard for those proficient in several areas of business management. ACCA qualification a professional qualification and is higher than a university degree. ACCA is recognized as an exponentially growing group of high level business executives. Currently, there are over 320,000 […]

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Bookkeeping

The benefits of learning bookkeeping skills at an early age is that they are easily transferable to many positions and industries, and can also benefit an individual in their personal life. Qualifications in bookkeeping can be obtained at both a college and university level, and for smaller companies, can sometimes be obtained through privately offered […]

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Certified Accounting Technician

Accounting is communicating about a business through financial statements. Many accountants in the UK will obtain a degree from a university or become certified though a program. Students who go through a certification program usually will become a Certified Accounting Technician. The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) program provides students with a foundation in accounting and […]

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CIMA

A management accounting qualification from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will provide you with a great understanding of business and finance. It will also provide you with a large array of employment opportunities around the world. The CIMA qualification is available to anyone who has the desire to succeed in business and take their […]

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Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIAA) offers a professional certification process for those with a strong background in accountancy, including a basic knowledge of trading in conventional markets, portfolio theory, and successful models of financial instruments. The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation is earned through successfully passing examinations on two different levels. After […]

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Chartered Financial Analyst

Chartered Financial Analyst The Chartered Financial Analyst program, also known as the CFA, is a graduate level program for those interested in studying the business of investing. CFA qualification is known globally as a high standard of expertise within the financial industry. Students planning on obtaining CFA qualification must pass three exams as part of […]

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Financial Risk Management

Getting a job in the UK’s financial risk management sector is a way of getting in on the ground floor of a rapidly recovering market. People with money are constantly eager to invest it, provided their investments are made wisely and with minimal risk. By earning a degree in accountancy and working in financial risk […]

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Investment Management Certificate

Investment Management Certificate Obtaining an Investment Management Certificate prepares someone to work in the financial sector. Specifically, it applies to understanding and managing investments and portfolios, and the inner workings of the financial market. This training can further enhance an accountancy career. Other career options include working in banking corporations or investment firms as a […]

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ACA (ICAEW)

ACA Certification- Local training, Global Recognition Industry, business, commerce and even the public sector operate on the back of finance. Nothing happens without proper funding. Credible financial records and analysis are essential to successful financial operations. Accounting is fundamental to the financial process whether it is accounts payable in a small business or auditing in […]

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AAT

Association of Accounting Technicians In order to practice Accountancy in the UK, certain qualifications are required. The process of becoming qualified to work as an accountant in the UK involves earning one of several qualifications. The easiest route to take is to obtain an accounting degree. Specializing in finance will enable you to progress to […]

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Accountancy Options


You will need qualifications get a job in any accounting job. It can take along time to become a fully qualified accountant. Accountancy can be a varied and interesting career, so what are your accountancy options and where do you start?

Entry Level Accountancy Jobs

Purchase Ledger

A purchase ledger job in accountancy means dealing with invoices from suppliers whom have agreed to give contact business on a credit basis; these companies are known as creditors. The purchase ledger job records invoices received by the business, normally onto accountancy software, such as sage or quick books. You also process credit notes received and business payments made, either by cheque, BACS or direct debit.

Sales Ledger

You record the business’s sales. Normally the sales ledger shows sales and debtors who owe the business money. Sales are normally recorded daily, weekly or monthly and will be in held on an accounting software package where sales history can be seen. From his you can produce the business’s income statement.

Credit Control

Aged debtors reports, legal letters, analysing company accounts to give credit to new or existing customers. You will have to chase customers who’s invoices are due that haven’t paid on time. You can send out statements or be proactive and get on the telephone. Managing cash flow is a very important part of any business.

Audit Clerk

You will probably only do this accounting job if you decide to work for an accountancy firm, like Grant Thornton. As the accountancy firm will offer audit services and you will be sent out of your normal office to the clients.

Intermediate Accountancy Jobs

You will probably need to be studying accountancy or have a degree to do these jobs.

Business Analyst

Like numbers and data then being an analyst could be the job for you, you could model future business projects or analyse and forecast current trends. This job has lots of scope and every business will have different needs in terms of reports.

Management Accountant

Is the business making money every month? You need to produce a profit and loss account. You need to make accounting decisions on how you class the business’s purchases, are items prepayments, asset purchases at what point do you recognise sales? All these accounting options your studies will help you with.

Qualified Accounting Jobs

You will probably need to be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified to do these jobs.

Financial Controller

A step up from management accountant is the financial controller job, the main difference is you should be entrusted with the business’s bank account in terms of making and receiving payments. Depending upon company structure you should have the other staff reporting into you ie) Sales and Purchase ledger staff.

Financial Director

The top finance job. Full responsibility for the business’s finance’s. Every business has financial risks and requires financial planning and record-keeping. The Finance Director has to do budgets report to the shareholders and ensure the business is properly financed.