Financier (or Accountant)

Money. Valuable stuff which needs to be kept track of. That's why skilled accounts professionals will always be in high demand and, for those with the right qualifications, well rewarded.

If you've got a head for figures, maybe that could be you. If you work in a finance department of a company you'll do work like processing invoices, monitoring budgets and calculating profit and loss. There are lots of opportunities to work your way up and gain more responsibility, as long as you're properly qualified.

Highly qualified accountants can earn very good salaries and are often appointed to run non finance departments. You'll need to take other qualifications to reach those kind of heights but we can help you get started.

If you have plans to run your own business, keeping track of your cash is something you'll definitely need to consider, so you might find a qualification useful.

Finance Qualifications

If you're just starting out, our Certificate in Book Keeping and Accounts at Level 1 provides all of the basic skills that you need

If you want to work in accounts you'll have to use accounting software to do your work. Our Certificate in Computerised Accounts covers the use of that software to produce accurate, professional and well-presented accounts - a skill that all accounts offices are looking for.

You can also learn while you earn with an Finance apprenticeship.

For further information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Office-based.

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Who you could work for:
Any type of company.

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Likely hours:
Usually 9-5.

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Earning power*:
About £12,000 for accounts administrators, rising to £20,000 for senior clerks and much more for professionally qualified accountants.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Good with numbers, have good attention to detail, are analytical, and a good communicator.

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You could even go on to:
Run the financial aspects of a whole business.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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