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 Hampshire
A county located on the southern coast of England, and sharing borders with Dorset, Berkshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Surrey, Hampshire is the largest county in the south-east and is home to a number of important settlements including Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and Winchester. It's a good choice for those seeking Accountant vacancies.
People have been living in the Hampshire region for thousands of years, with Neolithic settlers building hill forts and farms in the area. The Celts, Saxons, Angles, Romans and Normans also had communities here.
The port towns of Portsmouth and Southampton have long been important points for trade with the rest of the world, particularly with America in the 17th to 19th centuries. The Titanic set sail for her ill-fated maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912. Today, the city is a major port for cruise ships - it is home to the headquarters of Carnival UK - and it also processes a significant number of cargo and container ships.
Just some of the many companies based in Hampshire today include BAE Systems Surface Ships, IBM, Zurich, The Automobile Association, Motorola and Sony Professional Solutions.
Ford has an assembly plant in Hampshire, which primarily manufactures the brand's Transit models, while the region is also known for its pharmaceuticals, insurance, communications, IT and electronics sectors.
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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