Are you a finance and accountancy professional looking at a job change this year? Perhaps you are a newly qualified Accountant making your first move into industry, or a graduate seeking entry-level jobs. Whatever your reason for job hunting, you need to know what recruiters and employers will be looking for on the CVs of their prospective finance staff.
Of course, there are essential technical skills to maintain and regularly update in Accountant jobs. Such skills are specific to each role and are almost always specified within the job description, but Accountants cannot just rely on being technically strong, in fact, it is a combination of technical skills with soft skills that really make candidates stand out. Soft skills, due to the ever evolving nature of the world around us, seem to be constantly changing. It is our job as Accountants to keep up to date with the top soft skills sought by employers, to stand out on job applications and within our current roles.
We have put together a list of the top finance and accountancy skills to develop and nurture in order to excel in your career.