Accountant jobs come in a range of skill levels, from trainee right up to senior. That means that although there will always be a need for chartered accountants in the jobs market, it’s also a discipline that can be entered at a relatively low level, but always with excellent prospects for the most talented and hard-working.
For the most part, companies are looking for qualified accountants with AAT, ACCA, AIA, CIMA or ICAEW qualifications to step into accountancy departments and work under direct supervision. However, since there’s such a spectrum of accountancy qualification and experience, and a significant array of accountancy skills required to work in specific sectors, the details of the job advert will be crucial if an accountant is to slot into a given role with the relevant qualifications, experience and sectoral understanding.
Accountancy – the skills required
Accountants tend to know they want to take their chosen career paths from an early age. They are always people who love mathematics and who have an analytical mindset, and can apply these skills to getting to the bottom of any finance-related task that is set for them.
Accountant roles will also require a degree of business acumen – knowing the ins and outs of what makes industry tick (money) will stand an accountant in good stead, and it’s something that only ever improves with experience.
Accountant Jobs in Gloucestershire
A county in the south-west of England, Gloucestershire shares borders with a number of counties - including Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Somerset - as well as Wales.
Various towns and cities are located here, such as Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Cirencester, and it offers a wealth of choice for those seeking Accountant vacancies.
For much of its past, this region has been agricultural, with market towns trading wool and dairy products. During the Industrial Revolution, textile making and cloth production became important to the local economy, and the canal network helped to make transport around the area easier.
These days, the service sector and tourism are both important for the area. Gloucestershire serves as a financial centre, home to companies like Cheltenham & Gloucester and Ecclesiastical Insurance, and it also has a number of aerospace companies like the Gloster Aircraft Company and GE-Aviation.
There's a large amount of light industry, with products being manufactured in Gloucestershire including foods and electronics.
The Government Communications Headquarters, also known as GCHQ, is located in Cheltenham, while a number of colleges and universities are also based within Gloucestershire.
Accountant recruitment at Cast UK
Are you assembling a team of accountants, or simply need a single accountant to oversee a smaller business’s finances? At Cast UK, we can find just the right people with the right skills to deliver a shortlist for you to take to the interview stage. Why not give one of our consultants a call on 0333 121 3345 so we can start searching for the perfect candidates?
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