-Preparing accounts and tax returns
-Administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
-Auditing financial information
-Compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and -financial statements
-Analysing accounts and business plans
-Providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
-Financial forecasting and risk analysis
-Dealing with insolvency cases
-Negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organizations
-Meeting and interviewing clients
-Managing colleagues, workloads, and deadlines.
-Work tends to be office-based, with working hours often extending beyond the regular -Nine to five at peak times, such as at the end of the financial year.
There are routes into a career in accountancy for both university graduates and school leavers.
Graduates can have an honor's degree in any discipline, though relevant subjects such as accounting, business, or economics are advantageous as these can provide a faster route to the necessary qualification with a professional accounting body. Obtaining this qualification enables you to achieve chartered status, which demonstrates to employers, clients, and the general public that you have the training and skills to do your job well. Graduates will also need five GCSEs (grades A* - C, including math and English), and at least two good A levels. Recently some firms, in particular the Big 4, have relaxed their entry criteria, and it is now possible to enter the profession with a 2.2 degree or lower number of UCAS points. Prior legal knowledge, especially in relation to taxation, may be beneficial.