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Job Name

Accounting technician

Job Description
Accounting technicians handle day-to-day financial matters in all types of business.

Salary Low
£18,000 Starter

Salary high:
£30,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
37 to 39 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
between 8am and 6pm

How to become an accounting technician

You can get into this job through:

College

There is no set entry route to become an accounting technician but it may be useful to do a relevant qualification like:
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

Apprenticeship

You could get into this job through: Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:

Work

You could start as an accounts clerk or bookkeeper while you study to become an accounting technician.
The Association of Accounting Technicians(AAT) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have information on accounting courses.

Direct Application

You can apply directly to employers if you have some of the relevant skills and knowledge needed for this role.

Employers are likely to look for up to five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths. A level business studies, maths, economics, or equivalent qualifications, could also be useful.

Previous experience of office work or working in an accounts or finance department would be helpful. Experience of using accounting software or spreadsheets could also give you an advantage when looking for work.

More Information

Further information

You can find out more about careers in accountancy from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

On a typical day you could:

Working environment

You could work in an office.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could move into management or become self-employed and work on accounts for small businesses. You could also study to become a qualified accountant.

AAT and ACCA qualifications are recognised across the world, so you could work overseas.





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