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How to become an accounting technician

Started by Job Hunter, October 17, 2019, 10:41:33 am

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October 17, 2019, 10:41:33 am Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 10:47:07 am by LetterCV


How to become an accounting technician?

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • applying directly

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

You could get into this job through:

  • an advanced apprenticeship as an assistant accountant
  • a higher apprenticeship as a professional accounting / taxation technician

How to apply for an Accounting Technician job

You can apply directly to employers if you have some of the relevant skills and knowledge needed for this role.

Employers are likely to look for up to five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths. A level business studies, maths, economics, or equivalent qualifications, could also be useful.

Previous experience of office work or working in an accounts or finance department would be helpful. Experience of using accounting software or spreadsheets could also give you an advantage when looking for work.


Skills You'll need to become an accounting technician


  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • administration skills
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Average salary (a year)

Starter - £18,000

Experienced - £30,000

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