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What skills must a good Accountant have?

Updated: Mar 27

One of the best ways finds a great job in accounting is to focus on your technical accounting skills and abilities. Because so many people in accounting-related fields do not have formal training, and because so many of the accounting positions available require a credential (such as a bachelor's degree, certificate, or even a master's degree), having a set of well-honed skills in accounting will help you stand out from the competition and find success in this in-demand field.


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Key Skills for Accountants

Because accounting is such a large and complex field, with many opportunities for specialization, no two accounting jobs look exactly alike. Because of this, it can be challenging to determine the top accounting skills and abilities professionals need to have in their back pockets. However, most individuals will need to have a general set of accounting job skills that translate across all areas of the field.


Financial Skills

Perhaps the most obvious skill for an accountant to have is a facility with financial data. By its most basic