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What can I do with...

...an accounting degree?

Bewildered by your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your accounting degree.

Sectors

 

Having chosen to do an accounting degree, you might believe that you’re destined to buy a grey suit and work in a grey office beneath piles of receipts and tax returns. However, an accounting degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors...

Skills

 

Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your accounting degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Logic

You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.

Numeracy

Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupations

 

You’ve probably got a pretty good idea of what you want to do by now, but don’t ac-count your chickens just yet (sorry). Check out the different roles you could secure with your accounting degree first…