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Job Description

Management Accountants prepare, develop and analyse financial information for an organisation which will enable them to make well informed decisions. They will be mainly involved in the analysis for decision-making to support strategic and operational decisions.

Entry Requirements

You must complete training with one of the professional accountancy bodies like:

  • the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
  • the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become a senior manager or finance director, or the chief executive of a company. You could also become a self-employed management consultant.

You could offer accountancy services in private practice if you register with CIMA.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Accounting technician
  • Private practice accountant
  • Bookkeeper

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent numerical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data
  • Good concentration levels
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Honesty and integrity

Starting Salary

£25,000 to £100,000

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