Core modules
Core skills needed for Accountancy
Complexity Easy Duration 15 - 20 min
This module will give you a solid understanding of the key skills that you will need to have in order to be a successful accountant. Throughout this module Freddie will provide you with some key examples of when he has used these skills throughout his career so far, giving you a better understanding of what the role of an accountant entails.
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Presenter
Freddie Dixon
Freddie Dixon
Bright Network, Financial Controller
Freddie graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Economics & Politics, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at EY. Freddie has also worked in a Change Management role prior to joining Bright Network as the Financial Controller in 2018.
Freddie graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Economics & Politics, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at EY. Freddie has also worked in a Change Management role prior to joining Bright Network as the Financial Controller in 2018.
Lessons in this module
2
1. Introduction
Freddie introduces himself, what this module will involve and a bit about his career journey as an accountant.
1 - 2 minutes
2
2. Analytical Skills
This module kicks off with a skill that is central to a job in accountancy, analytical skills. It's a key skill to demonstrate on your CV and if you want to develop your analytical skills further, Freddie shares some top tips about how you can do this.
2 - 3 minutes
2
3. Organisation
This lesson provides you with plenty of examples on how to showcase this organisation on your applications. Think about where you've used this skill in your academic and extra-curricular experiences, as it'll show employers that you have core transferable skills.
2 - 3 minutes
2
4. Problem Solving
Freddie introduces you to the kinds of problems you face when in accounting, sharing examples from his own career to show you how to build these skills.
2 - 3 minutes
2
5. Communication
Being a great communicator is a key skill in every job role but particularly in accountancy. Your job will involve sharing data and metrics to the wider business, who may not be as confident with numbers. Freddie shares top insights into how you can develop these skills, once you're in the role.
1 - 2 minutes
2
6. Credibility/ Integrity
Professionalism is key in the challenging situations you'll face as an accountant, it will help to uphold the key values of credibility and integrity.
2 - 3 minutes
2
7. Final Thoughts
In this final lesson, Freddie shares his key takeaways.
1 - 2 minutes
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