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I think most people would agree that accountants are highly skilled individuals. Accountants are known for being experts at analyzing, critical thinking, and problem solving. There are a plethora of skills you will need to develop to have a successful career in accounting.
In today’s post I am sharing five basic skills that you need to be successful as an accountant. This is most certainly not an exhaustive list, but I believe these skills to be essential. These skills are easily transferable to other roles and can be developed and strengthened over time.
As I mention in the video, I am still working to refine a few of these skills myself. If you are looking to improve your analytical skills, I linked to one of my favorite learning resources, LinkedIn learning. There are countless videos on LinkedIn learning to help improve your skills. Many companies will pay for your LinkedIn learning account but if this isn’t the case for you, you should be about to get at least a free one month trial.
If you already have the basics covered, check out my post on increasing your accounting skills. This post is focused on keeping up with the technological advances that are impacting the accounting industry. You may also find that you are looking to focus in on a particular accounting niche, and want to acquire skills specific to that. Check out my previous post on choosing an accounting certification.
For those of you who are currently in accounting, what are some of skills you found to be essential to your success? Leave me a comment below.
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5 thoughts on “5 Basic Skills You Need to be an Accountant”
I have been thinking about pursuing accounting as well. This video has been really insightful. Thank you for sharing. I’ll definitely will be reading more of your blog. I am happy that I found your blog. 🙂
Thank you so much. I encourage you to give accounting a try. There are so many options in accounting and it’s truly a great field to be in.
Yeah, I did a year of an accounting program at a college. It seems really interesting. Right now I’m taking a break, because I felt like I rushed into going to school. I would like to get back into actually.
I was feeling a bit frustrated today with my current situation and your last advice reminded me to stay calm & focused. Patience is indeed a skill one can develop. Thank you for making the blog and the video!
Sophia, this comment was flagged so I am just seeing it but I am so glad you found this to be helpful. Thank you!