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Accountant

Accountant

“If numbers are your thing, this career could be for you.”

If you enjoy finance and figures and want a business orientated career, this could be ideal for you. Accountants can work in private practices where you would normally provide accountancy services for clients and customers. You would handle tax and accounts, carry out audits and advise clients how to improve their business finances.

You could also work for a company where you would look to find ways of improving profits and growth as well as working on taxes and account. If you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you're looking for.

For both types of accountancy you will need to have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You'll need to be able to explain technical financial information clearly - good communication and presentation skills will help.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • AAT qualifications
  • work experience
  • team working and leadership
  • communication, written English and presentation skills
  • maths and IT

Your future

  • 85% of business, media and public service professionals will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • 35,000 people will be employed within professional services across the South West by 2020. An increase of 37% on 2010 totals
  • 388,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the professional services sector by 2020. A 17% increase. 2,668,000 in total
  • 100% of Business and Tourism students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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