Chartered and Certified Accountants

Chartered and certified accountants provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.


New workers

New workers start around £20,661. Normal pay is £44,112 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £77,643.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 212,687 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.

  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.

  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.

  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.

  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..

  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.

  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.

  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.

  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Auditing

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Statements

  • Reconciliation

  • VAT Returns

  • Balance Sheet

  • Accruals

  • External Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Forecasting

  • Budgeting

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Problem Solving

  • Sales

  • Operations

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.