|Communication ...Multitasking. ...Prioritizing. ...Organization. ...Technical skills. ...Interpersonal skills. ...Initiative and problem-solving abilities. ...Dependability.||AnalyticalAccounting professionals must read, compare, and interpret figures and data. For example, accountants might work to minimize a client's tax liability by looking at their finances. Auditors might analyze data to find instances of people misusing funds.Being able to analyze numbers and figures in documents is a critical skill for all accounting jobs.CommunicationAccountants have to be able to communicate with other departments, colleagues, and clients. They might have to communication in person, via email, or over the phone. Accountants also often have to give presentations. Therefore, their written and oral communication must be strong. Often, they have to present complex mathematical ideas in a clear, accessible way.Detail OrientedA lot of accounting is about paying attention to the little details. Accounting professionals often wade through a lot of data that they must analyze and interpret. This requires great attention to detail.Information TechnologyAccounting jobs often require knowledge of a variety of computer programs and systems. For example, an accountant might need to use finance-related software systems (like QuickBooks), a bookkeeper might need advanced Excel skills, or an auditor might need to know certain data modeling programs.Having a grasp of IT related to the accounting field will put you ahead of the job competition.OrganizationalOrganizational skills are important for accounting jobs. Accountants, bookkeepers, and others in the accounting field must work with and manage a range of clients' documents. They need to be able to keep these documents in order, and manage each client's data.|
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